How to travel from Zurich to Chamonix

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Travel Information from Zurich to Chamonix

distanceDistance127 miles (205 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $243
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€9) • 6 h 51 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $243 (€212) • 3 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFrecciarossa

Travel 127 miles (205 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Zurich and Chamonix. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Frecciarossa among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Chamonix.

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FAQs

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Chamonix, France is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Chamonix from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Chamonix, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 1/24/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Zurich and Chamonix.

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from France is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Chamonix restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Zurich from Chamonix?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 1/24/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Chamonix closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel to Chamonix from Zurich 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Chamonix from Zurich is by taking a bus with an average price of $10 (€9).

This is compared to other travel options to Chamonix:

Taking a bus is usually $232 (€203) less than taking a flight to Chamonix, which costs on average $243 (€212) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $111 (€97) less than taking a train to Chamonix, which costs on average $121 (€106) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Zurich to Chamonix is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Chamonix that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 51 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 8 h 12 min.

The distance is approximately 127 miles (205 km) from Zurich to Chamonix.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Chamonix is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 21 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Zurich and Chamonix as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Zurich to Chamonix:

  • Buses from Zurich to Chamonix most often leave from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Chamonix, Av. De Courmayeur (Gare routière Sud).
  • Trains most often depart from Zurich at Zürich HB and arrive in Chamonix at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Chamonix, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Frecciarossa can get you to Chamonix by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Frecciarossa from Zurich to Chamonix for $121 (€106) on Omio.
Your trip from Zurich to Chamonix doesn't have to end in Chamonix. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Geneva, Paris or Lyon. If you’d like to add Geneva, Paris or Lyon to your Zurich to Chamonix tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Chamonix today!

When planning your trip from Zurich to Chamonix, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $10 (€9) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $243 (€212) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $121 (€106) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Chamonix online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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