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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Chamonix by bus, train, rideshare, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Chamonix S500 / ...

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Rideshare  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 81.8 km

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from Annemasse to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet L3 / ...
  2. Take the train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Ter / ...

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Chamonix 81.8 km

Shuttle  •  1h 6m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva to Chamonix sud

Geneva to Chamonix by bus

The bus journey time between Geneva and Chamonix is around 1h 31m and covers a distance of around 93 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 10m. Services are operated by FlixBus, Swiss Tours, Blablabus and others. Typically 91 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
1h 31m
Fastest bus time:
1h 10m
Bus distance:
93 km
Buses per week:
91
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:30
Last bus departs at:
20:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Chamonix bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Chamonix is to rideshare which costs SFr 5 - SFr 7 and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 15 and takes 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Chamonix. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Genève-Eaux-Vives and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Annemasse and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Geneva and Chamonix is 64 km. The road distance is 81.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 2h 5m and costs SFr 8 - SFr 20.

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The bus from Geneva to Chamonix takes 2h 5m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Geneva to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Annemasse station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Chamonix is to bus which takes 2h 5m and costs SFr 8 - SFr 20. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 13 - SFr 35 and takes 3h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 64 km
  • Duration: 2h 5m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Chamonix, France?

FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Chamonix hourly. Tickets cost €7 - €10 and the journey takes 2h 5m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Chamonix via Annemasse and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet in around 3h 6m.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Annemasse to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €30
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Annemasse to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €13
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€8 - €13
Train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Chamonix Mont Blanc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€2 - €3
Rail 1st Class
€2 - €4
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Annemasse to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €12
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€7 - €9
1st Class
€10 - €12
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
cham-transfers.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
Swiss Tours
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Genève, Terrassière to Chamonix, Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Transalis
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Geneva to Chamonix sud
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€7
Website
cham-transfers.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Geneva to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chamonix station.

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Geneva to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Chamonix is 82 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Geneva to Chamonix.

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There are 3296+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Geneva and Chamonix. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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