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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix by train
Trains per day27
Avg. journey time38m
Travelling from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix by train
Fast trains from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix take around 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 13 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Chamonix.
1. Are there direct trains from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix?
Direct trains from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix have been found.
We usually find around 28 direct trains on the route from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 26 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix?
The Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix train travel time is normally about 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Chamonix is usually scheduled to depart Saint-Gervais-les-Bains around 07:05 and the last train is around 23:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Saint-Gervais-les-Bains around 07:05, and the last at 22:06.
What's the Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix are $12.36.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $14 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $12. 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 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix train tickets?
Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 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 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix by train.
Which train companies operate between Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Chamonix?
More than one train company operates on the route from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Train Express Regional
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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The Mont-Blanc Express is a local train service which runs from St-Gervais-les-Bains up the Arve Valley to the resort of Chamonix. It then continues north-east through spectacular mountain scenery, crossing the Swiss border and dropping down steeply to Martigny in the Rhône Valley. This narrow-gauge mountain railway connects with the main French rail network in St-Gervais. In Martigny, there are good connections onto the Swiss rail network.
The journey from St-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix is just the first part of a longer cross-border adventure. The best of the scenery is in the latter part of the journey (ie. beyond Chamonix).
There is no real advantage to booking your ticket from St-Gervais to Chamonix a long time in advance. As with other journeys which rely on the Mont-Blanc Express, there is a fixed tariff and fares don’t increase as you get closer to the date of travel. These trains are second-class only and there are no seat reservations on this route.
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix
Travellers arriving at St-Gervais-les-Bains on overnight or high-speed trains connect there for the mountain railway up to Chamonix. Grab a seat on the right-hand side of the red and white Mont-Blanc Express, for the best of the scenery is on the south side of the Arve Valley. On a clear day, you’ll have excellent views of the Mont Blanc massif.
The train makes six to ten stops on the journey from St-Gervais to Chamonix – a number of smaller halts on this line are request stops. There are two stations in Chamonix, and tickets from or via St-Gervais purchased from Loco2 can be used to either. The first stop is at Chamonix Aiguille du Midi station, and the second at Chamonix Mont-Blanc station. The latter is the larger of the two. Both stations are in the valley just a short walk from the town centre.
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