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There are 3 ways to get from Zermatt to Chamonix by train or car

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Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Martigny 90 / ...
  3. Take the train from Martigny to Vallorcine

$71 - $132

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Train RegionalAlps  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp 31-Y
  2. Take the train from Visp to Vernayaz 130

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Chamonix 89.5 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 19 - SFr 28 and takes 2h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 19 - SFr 28 and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Visp, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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The distance between Zermatt and Chamonix is 69 km. The road distance is 143.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Zermatt to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Zermatt to Chamonix train services, operated by MGB, depart from Zermatt station.

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Zermatt to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways Mont-Blanc Express, arrive at Vallorcine station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Chamonix is 143 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Zermatt to Chamonix.

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There are 2540+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 42.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 10m

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

You can take a train from Zermatt to Chamonix via Visp, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 4h 10m.

Train operators
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$20 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
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 Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Vernayaz
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Swiss Railways Mont-Blanc Express
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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