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.
It takes an average of 4h 1m to travel from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc by train, over a distance of around 40 miles (65 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc and tickets for this journey start from £17.17 when you book in advance.
Chamonix Mont Blanc
From 2h 41m
40 miles (65 km)
17 trains per day
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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.§
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.
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!
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.
The average journey time by train between Geneva and Chamonix Mont Blanc is 4 hours and 1 minute, with around 17 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc is 2 hours and 41 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc can start from as little as £17.17 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.
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.
The first train from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc leaves at 04:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc cover a distance of around 40 miles (65 km) during the journey.