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There are 10 ways to get from Heidelberg to Chamonix by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Visp 6 / ...
  3. Take the train from Visp to Martigny 90 / ...

$160 - $291

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Bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Geneva 122
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc N504 / ...

$33 - $68

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
  3. Take the bus from Genève Cornavin CFF to Chamonix Mont Blanc

$75 - $112

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Chamonix 320.9 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

$112 - $301

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Lyon, bus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lyon (LYS) FRA - LYS
  3. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

$106 - $314

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  10 h

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
  4. Take the train from Visp to Martigny

$181 - $466

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

$156 - $316

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Turin, bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Turin (TRN) FRA - TRN
  3. Take the bus from Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$151 - $386

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Visp
  4. Take the train from Visp to Martigny

$209 - $511

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Chamonix is to bus which costs 28€ - 60€ and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Chamonix is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Heidelberg to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Geneva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, Visp, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 41 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Chamonix is 410 km. The road distance is 513.4 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 8 h 41 min and costs 130€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to get from Heidelberg to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Heidelberg to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg station.

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Heidelberg to Chamonix train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Chamonix is to train which takes 8 h 41 min and costs 130€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 60€ and takes 11 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 256.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 41 min

What companies run services between Heidelberg, Germany and Chamonix, France?

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Chamonix via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, Visp, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 8 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Chamonix via Geneva in around 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $3,400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
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 Basel SBB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Heidelberg to Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 - $19
Schedules at
altibus.com
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 - $16
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
regiojet.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 - $65
Schedules at
gva.ch
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cham-transfers.com

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Heidelberg to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Martigny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Chamonix is 513 km. It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to drive from Heidelberg to Chamonix.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport.

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