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.
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 22 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 20 departures.
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.
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 23:20. 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 $8.30.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $14 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $8. 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.
Other journeys to Chamonix View all journeys to Chamonix
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.