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There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Méribel by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Ter
  2. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bai K524 / ...

€43 - €93

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Genève, Jonction to Annecy, Gare routière T72
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Gare Routiere 51

€18 - €27

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Drive  •  1h 50m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Méribel 129.2 km

€14 - €21

Shuttle  •  3h 44m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Genève Airport to Meribel Village

€37 - €69

Geneva to Méribel by train and bus

The journey time between Geneva and Méribel is around 6h 37m and covers a distance of around 193 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF, TGV inOui and others, the Geneva to Méribel service departs from Geneve and arrives in Meribel-Village. Typically eight services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 37m
Fastest journey time:
4h
Services per week:
8
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:58
Last service departs at:
18:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Méribel train and bus schedules

Switzerland → France
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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
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  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Méribel is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Méribel is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Méribel is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Méribel is to drive which costs SFr 15 - SFr 23 and takes 1h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Méribel is to drive which costs SFr 15 - SFr 23 and takes 1h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Méribel. However, there are services departing from Genève, Jonction and arriving at Meribel-Village via Gare Routiere, Albertville and Gare-Routiere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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The distance between Geneva and Méribel is 93 km. The road distance is 129.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Méribel without a car is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Geneva to Méribel, including transfers.

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Geneva to Méribel bus services, operated by Transalis, depart from Genève, Jonction station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Méribel is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 19 - SFr 30 and takes 6h 50m.

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Geneva to Méribel bus services, operated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie, arrive at Gare Routiere station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Méribel is 129 km. It takes approximately 1h 50m to drive from Geneva to Méribel.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Méribel.
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  • Distance: 93.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Méribel via Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bai, and Gare-Routiere in around 4h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Méribel via Gare Routiere, Gare Routiere, Albertville, Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bai, and Gare-Routiere in around 6h 50m.

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 Geneve to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bai
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €50
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €26
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €33
1st Class
€22 - €27
Bus operators
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Genève, Jonction to Annecy, Gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Transalis
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 26 73 40 00
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Gare Routiere to Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Schedules at
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie
BensBus
Email
info@nofussbus.co.uk
Website
bensbus.co.uk
Shuttle from Genève Airport to Meribel Village
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€30 - €55
More information at
BensBus

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