There are 2 ways to get from Grindelwald to Chamonix by train or car

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Train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Grindelwald to Interlaken Ost
  2. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Spiez 61 / ...
  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

$78 - $146

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Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Grindelwald to Chamonix 159.3 miles

$30 - $50

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

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

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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 5 h 12 min.

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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 5 h 12 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min 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 3 h 1 min to drive from Grindelwald to Chamonix.

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There are 1946+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $82 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: 5 h 12 min

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 5 h 12 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 Grindelwald to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Spiez
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Spiez to Visp
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
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
21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
bls.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
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
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$12 - $19

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