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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Geneva to Chamonix will cost around $ 25 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 6.
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1 h 40 m
1 h 40 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Geneva for Chamonix every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 64 km distance in an average of 1 h 40 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 40 m .
The slowest buses will take 1 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||39 miles (63 km)|
|Average bus duration||1 h 40 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$11 (€9)|
|Bus providers||Swiss Tours, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Alsa or AlpyBus|
Buses from Geneva to Chamonix cover the 39 miles (63 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 40 min with our travel partners like Swiss Tours, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Alsa or AlpyBus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $11 (€9), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix SUD.
Alsa and FlixBus buses will get you between Geneva and Chamonix from $6 (€5). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.
Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
When you buy your Alsa bus tickets between Geneva and Chamonix don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
Reaching the ski slopes and beautiful Alpine valleys around Chamonix from Geneva is easy, with plenty of buses to choose from. Every weekday, 21-24 buses run directly to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc from Geneva, and there is a similar frequency on weekends. Journey times vary between 1 hour 2 minutes and 2 hours 5 minutes.
A few companies make the journey from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Options will include Eurolines, SwissTours, and BlaBlaBus. AlpyBus also offers services from Geneva Airport to nearby Les Houches.
A transfer from Geneva to Chamonix should take between 1 hour 2 minutes and 2 hours 5 minutes in total. This means that there's quite a bit of variety regarding journey times, so check schedules accordingly to ensure that the route option is as convenient as possible.
Travelers can expect a wide range of options when catching buses from Geneva to Chamonix. There should be 21-24 direct buses from the center of Geneva to the Alpine resort every single day.
Departure Bus Station: A transfer from Geneva to Chamonix could depart from either Geneva Aeroport, or Place Dorciere, in the center of town. Place Dorciere is located around 200 meters from the lakefront, making ferry transfers from regional towns a good option. It's also a 10 minute walk from Cornavin Station, which makes it easy to reach the bus station from locations across western Switzerland. Those heading to the airport to catch their bus can take trains from Cornavin, which arrive in about 15 minutes. Local buses 5, 10, 23, 28, 56, 57, or 66 offer cheaper transfer options if required.
Arrival Bus Station: When taking a transfer from Geneva to Chamonix, buses will arrive at the town's Av. Courmayeur coach stop (also known as Chamonix Sud). The bus station is situated south of the River Arve, at the heart of the shopping district, and within a few minutes walk of most leading ski hire outlets. Arrivals can walk 10 minutes across the river to Aiguille du Midi station, where they can hook up with services to other nearby resorts. Cable cars also run out of Arguille to accommodation further up the mountain slopes.
Travel by bus between Geneva, Switzerland and Chamonix, France is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 1/23/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Geneva to Chamonix closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Chamonix to Geneva is: Partially open
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
What are the requirements?
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/20/22. 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 bus to Geneva from Chamonix here.
Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Genève to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix SUD.
Passengers board their bus most frequently from Genève and travel around 0.6 miles (950 m) from the city center to this bus station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix SUD and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (748 m) from the bus station to the city center in Chamonix.
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