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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Chamonix by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Martigny 90 / ...

$111 - $193

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Bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Geneva K388 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station Ouibus / ...

$14 - $46

3 alternative options

Train via Gare de Vernayaz MC  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Vernayaz 130

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Chamonix 186.6 miles

$40 - $60

Fly, shuttle  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

$70 - $158

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Chamonix is to bus which costs SFr 14 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Chamonix station. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Chamonix Sud - Bus station via Geneva - Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Visp, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 1 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Chamonix is 205 km. The road distance is 298.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 5 h 1 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Zürich to Chamonix, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Chamonix is to train which takes 5 h 1 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 14 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 128.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Chamonix via Visp, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 5 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Chamonix via Geneva - Bus station in around 8 h 12 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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 Zürich HB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $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
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Vernayaz
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
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 Zürich to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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 - $20
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
$14 - $18
Book at
eurolines.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 Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Zürich to Chamonix bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Chamonix Sud - Bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Chamonix is 298 km. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Zürich to Chamonix.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Chamonix bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and two other operators.

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There are 2442+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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