Chamonix to Geneva bus
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There are 9 intercity buses per day from Chamonix to Geneva. Traveling by bus from Chamonix to Geneva usually takes around one hour and 33 minutes, but the fastest Swiss Tours bus can make the trip in just one hour and 10 minutes.
|Distance||40 mi (64 km)|
|Shortest duration||1h 10m|
|Trips per day||9|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Chamonix to Geneva?
$27.62 is the average price of a bus ticket from Chamonix to Geneva. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $22 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Chamonix to Geneva in February, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $31 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What bus companies travel from Chamonix to Geneva?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Chamonix to Geneva that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Swiss Tours||5||1h 11m||$33.04|
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 5 trips from Chamonix to Geneva, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 47 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Swiss Tours, aka Swiss Tours Transferts (Transfers), operates several coach lines from its base in Geneva. Buses service some of France and Switzerland's most popular yet hard-to-reach destinations, like Les Gets, Chamonix, and Zurich. Buses vary from large 50-seater coaches to smaller 16-seat minibuses depending on the route and demand, but all provide a safe, reliable trip with AC.
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The bus takes an average of one hour and 33 minutes to cover the 64 kilometers from Chamonix to Geneva. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 10 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Geneva at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.
The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chamonix to Geneva, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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On the banks of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps, discover the polished and cosmopolitan city of Geneva. As the headquarters of many of the world's biggest organizations, including the World Health Organization and World Trade Organization, Geneva can look a little businesslike on the exterior. Still, once you scratch the surface, you'll find there's a lot more to this city than it seems.
Start in the Old Town, often regarded as the most scenic part of the city. The Old Town encompasses the area around the Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and it's filled with many local boutiques and cafes. Then, to see just how old Geneva is, visit the archaeological remains of a 4th-century basilica beneath the cathedral. Next, walk along the Rue du Rhone or the Rue du Marche to see the expensive side of Geneva, home to many high-end shops and watchmakers; just remember, the price tags are not for the faint of heart!
As Lake Geneva is one of the largest bodies of water in Western Europe, it has naturally attracted the attention of watersports enthusiasts. Water skiing and sailing are some of the more popular activities, but you can also swim in the crystal clear waters of the lake. If traditional skiing is more your style, take a bus across the French border to Chamonix, where you can take a cable car up Mont-Blanc.
Bus service connects Geneva to more than the Alps, though. Carriers like FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus offer routes to Geneva from cities like Paris and Milan. Plus, Geneva is well-connected by its large international airport and train station, so you really have no reason to skip a visit to this gem.
Where does the bus leave from in Chamonix?
Main departure station: 234 Avenue de Courmayeur
Most buses depart from the main station in Chamonix.
All bus stations in Chamonix:
234 Avenue de Courmayeur
Where does the bus arrive in Geneva?
Main arrival station: Place Dorcière
The Central Bus Station in Geneva, also known as Gare routière, is the city's main station for all bus services. The bus station is not far from the Gare de Geneve, and over 100 buses operate here daily across Europe to France, Spain, Poland and Morocco. Inside the bus station, you can relax in the comfortable waiting room, grab a drink from the coffee machines, and hit the restrooms before your trip. Outside, there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.
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