Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

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30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest Price $51.54
  2. 30 day advance $52.24
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 22m
  • Distance
    82 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 46m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice by train

Fast trains from Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice take around 3 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 82 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Geneva and Bourg-Saint-Maurice.

1. Are there direct trains from Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice?

Journeys between Geneva and Bourg-Saint-Maurice usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 21 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice?

The Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice is usually scheduled to depart Geneva around 05:26 and the last train is around 19:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Geneva around 05:58, and the last at 19:29.

What's the Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice are $51.54.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $52 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $51. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice by train.

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Which train companies operate between Geneva and Bourg-Saint-Maurice?

More than one train company operates on the route from Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Autocar
  • Lyria
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Geneva by train

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It is an easy journey by train from Geneva in Switzerland to Bourg-Saint-Maurice (for Les Arcs winter resort) and other stations in the Tarentaise Valley. This useful cross-border link always requires a change of train at Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux. It is a great rail journey, one which progressively engages with the mountains as you move south from the shores of Lake Geneva into the French Alps.

Geneva to Bourg-Saint-Maurice

Direct TER trains from Geneva to Chambéry depart from the Gare de Cornavin station in the centre of the Swiss city. Many trains on the route continue beyond Chambéry to Grenoble and Valence, thus giving an important inter-regional link from western Switzerland to the Rhône Valley via Savoie.

Trains on the route from Geneva to Chambéry make from two to four intermediate stops. There is an utterly beautiful stretch on the approach to Aix-les-Bains as the line skirts the eastern shore of Lake Bourget with fine views across to Mont de la Charvaz on the far side of the lake.

Chambéry - Challes-les-Eaux to Bourg-Saint-Maurice

SNCF run direct regional trains (called TER services) each day from Chambéry Challes-les-Eaux to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Additionally there are up to six SNCF bus services which follow exactly the same route up the Isère Valley to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Our system clearly shows which services are buses and which are trains.

The fares and journey time are much the same, whether you opt for a train or a bus. Expect the run from Chambéry to Bourg-Saint-Maurice to be two hours. Leaving Chambéry, the route skirts the Massif de Bauges. The last hour of the journey becomes ever more dramatic, with fine views of the Vanoise range away to the south. Sit on the right of the train or bus for the best views.

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