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Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Chambery-Challes-E
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to St-Michel-Valloire

$147 - $244

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Annecy
  2. Take the bus from Annecy - Gare routière to Albertville - Gare routière 51

$67 - $81

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva Airport to Moutiers

$112 - $251

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Val Thorens 268.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Geneva  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$93 - $214

Fly to Lyon  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lyon (LYS) ZRH - LYS

$85 - $309

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Novara to Modane

$141 - $373

Train, shuttle  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport 1 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

$122 - $209

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Val Thorens, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Val Thorens via Genève, Geneve, Chambery-Challes-E, and St-Michel-Valloire in around 8 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Val Thorens via Annecy, Annecy - Gare routière, Albertville - Gare routière, Albertville, Moutiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains, and Moutiers in around 11 h 25 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to St-Michel-Valloire
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Novara to Modane
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Bus operators
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Bus from Geneva Airport to Moutiers
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $90
Schedules at
altibus.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Annecy
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone
+33 4 26 73 40 00
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Annecy - Gare routière to Albertville - Gare routière
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
BensBus
Website
bensbus.co.uk
Shuttle from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
bensbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Val Thorens is 275 km. The road distance is 430 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Val Thorens is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Val Thorens is to drive which takes 4 h 48 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 85.

It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to get from Zürich to Val Thorens, including transfers.