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Overview: Train from Geneva to Chamonix

distanceDistance39 miles (63 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | Autocar, SBB or SNCF | TER

Trains from Geneva to Chamonix cover the 39 miles (63 km) long trip with our travel partners like SNCF | Autocar, SBB or SNCF | TER. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

Train providers: SBB trains Geneva to Chamonix

SBB will get you to Chamonix from Geneva at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

SBB

SBB is Switzerland's main train company and for your next train trip from Geneva to Chamonix, SBB offers these ticket types: Round-trip Standard Ticket or First Class.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your SBB train between Geneva and Chamonix online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest SBB train between Geneva and Chamonix, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current SBB train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 39 miles (63 km) route to Chamonix from Geneva as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Chamonix from Geneva, you can check straight away if the SBB ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official SBB Geneva to Chamonix train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

    SBB has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train to Chamonix from Geneva:

    • Normal conditions apply
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    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

    Travel by train to Chamonix easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Geneva to Chamonix.
    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.

    What is the status of international entry into France from Switzerland?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Health declaration required

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

    When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    The information above was last checked on 15/05/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Geneva and Chamonix before travelling.

    Are there restrictions on returning to Switzerland from France by train?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Chamonix to Geneva is: Fully open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from France?

    Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

    What are the entry requirements?

    • No COVID-19 testing required
    • No quarantine required

    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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Regional advice

    Last verified on 09/05/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Chamonix to Geneva train here.

    What is the distance by train from Geneva to Chamonix?

    You should expect to travel around 39 miles (63 km)  from Geneva to Chamonix by train.

    What is the departure train station in Geneva and arrival train station in Chamonix?

    When taking a train from Geneva, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Genève and Geneva. When you arrive in Chamonix, your train can arrive in train stations including Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix Aiguille Midi and Les Praz-de-Chamonix.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Genève   to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

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

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Genève and travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (984 m) from the train station to the city centre in Chamonix.

    What train providers offer a service to Chamonix from Geneva?

    Take the Geneva to Chamonix train with SNCF | Autocar, SBB or SNCF | TER. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey from Geneva to Chamonix as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Geneva
    Chamonix
    Genève is the most popular Geneva railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Geneva for your journey to Chamonix.