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

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Bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc N504 / ...

$3 - $60

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Martigny 90 / ...
  2. Take the train from Martigny to Vallorcine Mont-Blanc Express / ...

$67 - $118

Rideshare  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 51.5 miles

$5 - $7

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Chamonix 51.5 miles

$10 - $16

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Chamonix is 64 km. The road distance is 82.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs .

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The bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc takes 1 h 10 min 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 Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Chamonix is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 48 min.

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

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Geneva to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways Mont-Blanc Express, arrive at Vallorcine station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 40 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Chamonix 3 times a day. Tickets cost $4 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Chamonix via Martigny and Vallorcine in around 3 h 48 min.

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. 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 Martigny
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Swiss Railways Mont-Blanc Express
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Mont-Blanc to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
altibus.com
Geneve Airport Shuttle
Website
gva.ch
Bus from Genève Cornavin CFF to Chamonix Mont Blanc
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
gva.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Book at
eurolines.ch
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Chamonix is 82 km. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Geneva to Chamonix.

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Book your Geneva to Chamonix bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 1966+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $81 USD 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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