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Taking the train from Geneva to Chamonix

Getting from Switzerland to France is easier than you think. Board one of the many SNCF trains running daily and let it whisk you through rivers, mountains and lakes. The train journey from Geneva to Chamonix lasts about 3h – you’ll get right into the city centre and you won’t have to worry about parking. What could be less stressful?

Once you get off at Chamonix station, take in the stunning view of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain peak in Europe, as well as the many historic churches and charming inns dotting the village. Want to go skiing? Well, Chamonix Mont Blanc is the perfect place for you – it’s been a world-renowned ski resort for years.

Need to know more? Read on for more info about train times and ticket prices and book your train tickets from Geneva to Chamonix with us.

Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc by train

It takes an average of 3h 22m to travel from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc by train, over a distance of around 40 miles (65 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 41m
PriceFrom €19
Distance40 miles (65 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train05:29
Last train19:32
Departure stationGeneva
Arrival stationChamonix Mont Blanc
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSwiss_Tours, BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc for Tuesday 16th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:39 09:45 3h 6m, 3 changes
07:32 10:13 2h 41m, 1 change
08:32 11:13 2h 41m, 2 changes
08:39 11:45 3h 6m, 3 changes
09:32 12:13 2h 41m, 1 change
10:32 13:13 2h 41m, 2 changes
12:29 15:45 3h 16m, 2 changes
12:39 15:45 3h 6m, 3 changes
13:32 16:13 2h 41m, 2 changes
14:32 17:13 2h 41m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc

The price of train tickets from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc starts at €19 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc take?

The average journey time by train between Geneva and Chamonix Mont Blanc is 3 hours and 22 minutes, with around 20 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Geneva and Chamonix Mont Blanc by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc is 2 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc cost?

Train ticket prices from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc can start from as little as €19 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc?

No, there are no direct train services from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc. Travelling from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc leave?

The first train from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc leaves at 05:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc leave?

The last train from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc leaves at 19:32. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Geneva and Chamonix Mont Blanc by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc cover a distance of around 40 miles (65 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Chamonix Mont Blanc to Geneva. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/13/2021 for travel on 08/13/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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