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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux Genève - Grenoble / ...
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to St-Michel-Valloire Lyon - / ...

$50 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Chambéry Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux to Gare de St-Michel-Valloire Cars Chambéry - Modane / ...

$32 - $43

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Culoz Genève - Lyon-Part-Dieu / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Culoz to Gare de St-Michel-Valloire Lyon-Part-Dieu - Modane

$51 - $73

Drive  •  1h 54m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Valmeinier 115.7 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Valmeinier is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 40 and takes 1h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Valmeinier is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 40 and takes 1h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Valmeinier. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Airport and arriving at Le Moulin via Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux and Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 14m.

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The distance between Geneva and Valmeinier is 116 km. The road distance is 185.1 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Valmeinier without a car is to train which takes 4h 40m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 75.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Geneva to Valmeinier, including transfers.

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Geneva to Valmeinier bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Geneva - Airport station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Valmeinier is to train which takes 4h 40m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 5h 14m.

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Geneva to Valmeinier bus services, operated by SNCF Bus, arrive at Gare de St-Michel-Valloire station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Valmeinier is 185 km. It takes approximately 1h 54m to drive from Geneva to Valmeinier.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Valmeinier.
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  • Distance: 72.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Valmeinier via Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux, Chambery-Challes-E, St-Michel-Valloire, and Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne in around 4h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Valmeinier via Chambéry, Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux, Gare de St-Michel-Valloire, and Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne in around 5h 14m.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to St-Michel-Valloire
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Culoz
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Gare de Culoz to Gare de St-Michel-Valloire
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Culoz
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 - Airport to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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