You can choose from several ways to reach us, depending on your arrival point and personal needs.
If you are arriving from Geneva airport, it takes around 1 hour 15 on the motorway to get to Chamonix. You can pick up a car and drive yourself, or book an airport transfer online. The latter usually offers shared or private minibuses which seat up to 8 people and come stocked with soft drinks, water and beer. They also offer a door to door service so you’re taken to our accommodation in Les Praz.
If you have hired a car at Geneva airport or you are self-driving to our apartment, you can arrive in the valley from three different directions. From Italy you arrive via the Mont Blanc Tunnel, from France it’s on the main motorway “The Autoroute Blanche” or from Switzerland it’s via the Col des Montets. (Be careful if you choose to come via the Col in winter as it’s often closed due to heavy snow or avalanches). In winter you should also check that your car has snow chains. Tolls apply on the French motorways and in Switzerland you’ll need a ‘vignette’ sticker on your windscreen which you can buy at the border.
Chamonix is also accessible by train, via Martigny in Switzerland or St Gervais le Fayet on the French side. Train travel, although relaxing often takes a lot longer due to lots of changes, especially if you’re coming from further afield. The final stage of the journey sees you boarding the Mont Blanc Express train, which travels the length of the Chamonix Valley, and its windows in part of the roof allow you to make the most of the impressive mountain views. You can buy tickets in advance for French trains via SNCF or for Swiss trains via SBB. Several taxi companies operate in Chamonix. If you arrive by train, we suggest you to call in advance one of these companies (click here for contacts).
A number of bus and coach companies also run services to Chamonix, stopping at either Chamonix centre or Chamonix Sud - check before you book as if you’re staying out of the centre you will need to add on either another bus or train journey, or book a private transfer. Look for bus companies such as SAT Bus operate from Geneva and Courmayeur, or coach companies like OuiBus, FlixBus, Eurolines or SnowExpress come from further away.