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Recommended option

Drive, bus, train  •  11h 50m

  1. Drive from Vars to Torre Pellice - Stazione Ferroviaria
  2. Take the bus from Torino - Porta Nuova Fs to Aosta Autostazione 224
  3. Take the bus from Aosta, Autostazione to Martigny, gare 211
  4. Take the train from Martigny to Sierre/Siders Re / ...

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Chambéry  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Modane
  2. Take the train from Modane to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Geneve Ter
  4. Take the train from Genève to Sierre/Siders Re

SFr 116 - SFr 223

3 alternative options

Train  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the train from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  4. Take the train from Genève to Sierre/Siders Re

SFr 209 - SFr 382

Bus, train  •  12h 41m

  1. Take the bus from BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON to GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus Station to Geneva - Airport
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Sierre/Siders Re

Drive  •  4h 46m

  1. Drive from Vars to Crans-Montana 343.8 km

SFr 40 - SFr 65

Vars to Crans-Montana by bus and train

The journey time between Vars and Crans-Montana is around 20h 20m and covers a distance of around 475 km. The fastest journey normally takes 17h 20m. Operated by Zou! Hautes-Alpes, Swiss PostAuto, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Vars to Crans-Montana service departs from Ste Marie Monte Pente - VARS and arrives in Montana Gare. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
20h 20m
Fastest journey time:
17h 20m
Journey distance:
475 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:00
Last service departs at:
18:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vars to Crans-Montana bus and train schedules

France → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Crans-Montana is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Crans-Montana is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Crans-Montana is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vars to Crans-Montana is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Vars to Crans-Montana is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 4h 46m.

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The distance between Vars and Crans-Montana is 201 km. The road distance is 343.8 km.

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The best way to get from Vars to Crans-Montana without a car is to bus and train via Chambéry which takes 11h 3m and costs €100 - €210.

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It takes approximately 11h 50m to get from Vars to Crans-Montana, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vars to Crans-Montana is 344 km. It takes approximately 4h 46m to drive from Vars to Crans-Montana.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Crans-Montana. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Vars to Crans-Montana.
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  • Distance: 200.8 km
  • Duration: 11h 50m

What companies run services between Vars, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France and Crans-Montana, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Vars to Crans-Montana via Gare de Montdauphin - EYGLIERS, Montdauphin-Guillestre, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Lyon Part Dieu, Genève, and Sierre/Siders in around 12h 5m.

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 Martigny to Sierre/Siders
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Modane to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Sierre/Siders
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Sierre/Siders
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
RegionalAlps
Phone
+41 27 720 47 47
Email
info@regionalps.ch
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Martigny to Sierre/Siders
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 30
Website
RegionalAlps
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 14 - SFr 17
1st Class Ticket
SFr 26 - SFr 30
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Modane to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Rail 1st Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Rail 1st Class
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Modane to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 34
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 41
1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 35
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Renfe SNCF
Bus operators
Service d'automobiles TMR
Phone
+41 27 721 68 40
Email
info@tmrsa.ch
Website
tmrsa.ch
Bus from Aosta, Autostazione to Martigny, gare
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Service d'automobiles TMR
Swiss PostAuto
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON to GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Zou! LER
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Grenoble - Bus Station to Geneva - Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Geneva Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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