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

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Train  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the train from Montreux to Martigny Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Martigny to Vallorcine R / ...
  3. Take the train from Vallorcine to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Ter / ...

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Drive  •  1h 9m

  1. Drive from Montreux to Chamonix 85.9 km

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chamonix is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Montreux to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 16 and takes 1h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Montreux to Chamonix is to drive which takes 1h 9m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 16.

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No, there is no direct train from Montreux to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Montreux and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 33m.

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The distance between Montreux and Chamonix is 57 km. The road distance is 85.9 km.

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The best way to get from Montreux to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 33m to get from Montreux to Chamonix, including transfers.

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

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Montreux to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreux to Chamonix is 86 km. It takes approximately 1h 9m to drive from Montreux to Chamonix.

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There are 429+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Montreux to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 56.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 33m

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

You can take a train from Montreux to Chamonix via Martigny and Vallorcine in around 2h 33m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Montreux to Martigny
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Vallorcine to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Transports de Martigny et Régions
Phone
+41 27 721 68 40
Email
info@tmrsa.ch
Website
tmrsa.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transports de Martigny et Régions
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 14€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
3€ - 6€
Rail 1st Class
9€ - 14€

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