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There are 3 ways to get from Grindelwald to Chamonix by train or car

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Train  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Grindelwald to Interlaken Ost
  2. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Spiez Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Spiez to Visp 8 / ...
  4. Take the train from Visp to Martigny 90 / ...
  5. Take the train from Martigny to Vallorcine
  6. Take the train from Vallorcine to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$76 - $138

2 alternative options

Train via Gare de Vernayaz MC  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Grindelwald to Interlaken Ost
  2. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Spiez Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Spiez to Visp 8 / ...
  4. Take the train from Visp to Vernayaz 130
  5. Take the train from Gare de Vernayaz MC to Gare de Vallorcine
  6. Take the train from Vallorcine to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Grindelwald to Chamonix 159.3 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Grindelwald to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Grindelwald to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grindelwald to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Grindelwald and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Interlaken Ost, Spiez, Visp, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 57m.

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The distance between Grindelwald and Chamonix is 119 km. The road distance is 254.9 km.

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The best way to get from Grindelwald to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 4h 57m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 4h 57m to get from Grindelwald to Chamonix, including transfers.

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

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Grindelwald to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grindelwald to Chamonix is 255 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Grindelwald to Chamonix.

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There are 2521+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Grindelwald to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 74.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 57m

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

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Chamonix via Interlaken Ost, Spiez, Visp, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 4h 57m.

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 Grindelwald to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Spiez
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Spiez to Visp
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Spiez
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Vernayaz
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Swiss Railways Mont-Blanc Express
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Vallorcine to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$11 - $18
Train from Gare de Vernayaz MC to Gare de Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$11 - $18

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