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Trains from Geneva to Chamonix

Train services operate daily from Geneva to Chamonix. However, there are no direct connections between these two destinations. Travelers from Geneva Eaux-Vives have to make one or two transfers via Annemasse and Saint Gervais Les Baines Le Fayet. The two towns are about 40 miles apart, and the journey takes an average of 2 hours and 28 minutes to complete.

Geneva to Chamonix train times: daily departures

On average, there are about 24 train connections per day from Geneva to Chamonix. The number of connections varies depending on the day of the week. Most days register at least 20 connections per day, except Sunday which may hit 25 connections per day. The earliest departure is a bit before 9:00 a.m., while the last train leaves Geneva a few minutes before 8:00 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Geneva to Chamonix?

Trains from Geneva to Chamonix take an average of 2 hours and 28 minutes to cover the distance. The duration could be more or less depending on the connections and time of the day. There are no direct trips between the two towns. One has to make 1 to 3 connections along the way.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Geneva to Chamonix?

Departure station: Trains from Geneva to Chamonix use Eaux-Vives rail station as the main departure point. The station lies just over a mile from the city center, and one can easily access it after 8 minutes via a bus or a tram. The station boasts luggage lockers, bathrooms and showers, and a shopping arcade.

Arrival station: Chamonix Mont Blanc is located in the city center. The terminal has a tourist office, luggage storage, a lost-and-found room, assistance for disabled persons and rail agents.

Which train companies travel from Geneva to Chamonix?

SSB, which is the main national railway company of Switzerland, provides services for trains from Geneva to Chamonix. All the connections along this route have at least 1 transfer, with most of them making 3 changes. The SBB from Geneva makes its first change at Annemasse, taking an average time of 22 minutes. From here, it proceeds to the next stop in Saint Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet, covering the journey in about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The train then heads to straight to Chamonix Mont Blanc.

SBB Geneva to Chamonix

The Swiss Federal Railways provides train services between Geneva and Chamonix. SBB trains from Geneva to Chamonix take an average of 2 hours and 24 minutes to cover the journey. All the connections involve at least 1 change along the way, and the company makes an average of 24 trips per day.

Geneva to Chamonix trains: services on board

SBB is popular for its unrivaled on-board services ranging from business and quiet area zones to catering and family zones. The first-class coach offers seat service, and is ideal for those who prefer solitude, or want to have private meetings. Those traveling as a family should consider booking second class. Although there's no official luggage limit, customers should be able to carry and lift their luggage, and should not block the aisle. Bikes and bigger dogs are allowed on board at a fee, but one can bring small dogs below 30 centimeters high for free. The company offers assistance to clients with impaired mobility to get on and off the train.

Travel Tips

Trains from Geneva to Chamonix
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Geneva, Switzerland and Chamonix, France allowed?

Travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Chamonix, France by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Geneva?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Chamonix, France?

All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 28/11/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Geneva and Chamonix as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Switzerland from Chamonix, France?

Return travel from France to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Geneva from Chamonix?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Chamonix?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 28/11/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Geneva from Chamonix.

What is the distance by train from Geneva to Chamonix?
The Geneva to Chamonix train distance is approximately 39 miles (63 km).
Which train station from Geneva to Chamonix do I depart from? Which Chamonix train station from Geneva do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Genève   and arrive in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

Where is the train station in Geneva to go to Chamonix? Where is the train station in Chamonix located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Genève and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Chamonix most often arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train companies go from Geneva to Chamonix?
Take the Geneva to Chamonix train with SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Geneva and Chamonix as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Chamonix
The major railway station for departures from Geneva is Genève. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Genève for your trip from Geneva to Chamonix.