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Geneva to Chamonix Transfer

Geneva to Chamonix is by far our most popular transfer route, as Chamonix attracts a huge amount of visitors in both winter and summer. After leaving Geneva Airport, you will be crossing the border from Switzerland into France and from there it’s a straight transfer run up the motorway, as Chamonix is one of the few ski resorts that’s dual-carriageway all the way from Geneva Airport.

So with the Geneva to Chamonix transfer time between 1hr 15 and 1hr 30, depending on road conditions and your drop off point, you’ll soon be at the foot of the snow-capped peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif. With our transfers you can opt for a shared, private or a VIP transfer to get from Geneva airport to Chamonix. And don’t forget, your luggage (including skis, snowboards and bikes), goes free on our transfer vehicles between Geneva and Chamonix. There are no hidden charges with Mountain Drop-offs.

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Chamonix Destination Guide

Europe’s Highest Mountain

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan towns in the French Alps. Visitors flock to the resort of Chamonix, drawn by the breathtaking scenery which surrounds the valley and the myriad of activities available year round.

If you’re an active type, almost every conceivable outdoor pursuit can be experienced around Chamonix. From skiing and ice climbing, to paragliding and mountain biking, with Mont Blanc (Europe’s highest mountain at 4810m) as your backdrop – and all this just an hour from Geneva Airport.

The lifts and railways that traverse the entire Chamonix valley are open both winter and summer, boasting incredible skiing, mountaineering and hiking, with captivating viewpoints at every turn.

Fun in Chamonix off the slopes
If all that sounds too much like hard work, back down in Chamonix town itself, there’s plenty to occupy the visitor. Super cool art deco hotels, quaint alpine farms and charming baroque churches provide the backdrop to the bustling centre and punctuate a sea of cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Chamonix is a truly year-round destination. It’s a lively, working town with so much to offer to both those who make it their home and those who come to visit.

News, views and what’s new in Chamonix

Take chair lift Grands Montets ChamonixLes Grands Montets gets itself a new high-altitude beginner’s area! The old rickety two-man Marmottons chair and Tabé lifts have been dismantled and replaced by a new high-speed six-man chair and two drag lifts, to open up the area skier’s left of the Marmottons blue piste. With extra snow cannons installed, it means beginner’s can ski from December to April at altitude. Remember, with both cable cars closed this winter, access to Les Grands Montets is from the main Plan Joran bubble lift.

Airport transfers from GVA to La Folie Douce Hotel ChamonixLa Folie Douce comes to Chamonix! The stunning Belle Epoque building formerly occupied by Club Med opens as the Folie Douce hotel on 22nd December 2018. It’s promising to be a new concept in hotels and with a great location next to the Savoy drag lifts and with panoramic views to Mont Blanc, it’s sure to be as much of a hit as the Folie Douce bar and restaurant in the St Gervais ski area you all know and love!

Chamonix's new spa with views on Mont Blanc The new QC Terme Centre Bien-Etre (Wellness Centre) has opened in Chamonix. The team behind the Pre St Didier Thermal Baths just past Courmayeur is behind this new centre in Chamonix. Covering 3000m2 and based right next to the municipal swimming pool and sports centre in Chamonix, this very Italian-style thermal bathing centre will have outdoor and indoor hot and cold basins, jacuzzi pools, saunas, hammams, restaurant and treatment rooms.

So, now you know what’s happening in Chamonix, it’s time to think about getting your holiday form in to the boss, book your flights, reserve your accommodation and get those Mountain Drop-offs transfers in the bag! Use the online booking form on this page to get a quote, or book your transfers in just a few simple steps.

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Things to do around Chamonix

Breathtaking views!

There’s plenty to keep you occupied and entertained in Chamonix whatever the time of year. With so much to do and see, it’s guaranteed you will have a great time.

And remember, when you book your Geneva Airport transfer, we will take you to wherever you want to go in the Chamonix Valley. So if you want to go straight for a round of golf in Les Praz, or be dropped off in time for the infamous apres-ski live band at Chambre Neuf in the centre of town, it’s no problem!

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Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix aiguille tunnel walkTake the two-stage cable car to the viewing platforms, walkways and exhibition areas. Summiting at an incredible 3842m, you’re getting unparalleled views of Mont Blanc and 360° views of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. Don’t miss ‘The Tube’ walk and the ‘Step into the Void’ glass viewing box. This is must-do sightseeing at high altitude.

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The Vallée Blanche

Chamonix's vallée blancheKnown as the VB, this is the legendary 20km-long off piste ski itinerary from the top of the Aiguille du Midi lift, that takes in the glacial terrain of the Geant, Tacul and Mer de Glace glaciers. Hiring a fully qualified Chamonix guide is strongly recommended for this non-pistes, high mountain outing in a stunning glacial setting high above Chamonix. For very good skiers only!

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Montenvers Railway

Chamonix MontenversSpectacular cog railway from Chamonix to Montenvers above the Mer de Glace. From here you can visit the Grotte de la Mer de Glace ice cave, which takes three months to carve out and has a constant interior temperature between -2 and -5 degrees. You can catch the train back down or walk (spring/summer only). We love the route back down to Chamonix centre via the picturesque Rocher des Mottets ‘buvette’ (a mountain chalet for drinks and food).

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Chamonix Golf Course

Chamonix tee offEnjoy a round of golf on the 18 holes on this challenging par 72, 6188m golf course with stunning mountain views. You can also practice your swing and aim at the driving range. Chamonix’s golf course in Les Praz is open until 19:00 each day in the summer months. And of course, there’s the club house for members and the Cabane restaurant overlooking the greens for refreshments afterwards.

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Upcoming Events around Chamonix

Chamonix event calendar | What’s on!

There’s never a dull moment in the Chamonix Valley. Fun on the slopes in winter is combined with music and dancing at apres-ski events, then a plethora of sporting endeavours in the summertime usually involving wearing lycra and running for miles. In essence, there really is something for everyone in Chamonix in all seasons – which is why we run transfer buses from the airport in Geneva straight to Chamonix all year round.

The Arrival of Santa(s)!

Santa will be all over the Chamonix Valley this winterSanta is very busy in the Chamonix valley this winter…

Pere Noel arrives in Les Houches on the 23 December, where he’ll be greeting everyone at the main Place du Village in front of the Tourist Office from 18:00

After a good night’s sleep, the bearded one then arrives in Chamonix on 24 December with a parade from Place Balmat at 18:00 to Place de L’Amitié (by the Tourist Office and church), where everyone will gather around the mahoosive Christmas tree.

By the magic of Christmas, Pere Noel will also be in Argentiere on the 24 December, taking part in the Xmas torchlit descent by ESF Argentiere ski instructors. You can join in to ski down from Lognan at 5pm, to end up in the Place du Village (by the Office bar) at 17:30, where Santa will be waiting. 

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Chamonix Light Parade

Chamonix Mont Blanc lights up with this paradeChamonix hosts this incredible larger than life parade, where actors in spectacular costumes walk on stilts and entertain the crows gathered around Place Balmat (where the Post Office is). You can follow them on their illuminated walkabout at 17:00 and 18:15. Kids love it (especially the funny hats!) and it’s all free!

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Junior Kandahar Ski Race

The Junior Kandahar Race in Les HouchesThe Junior Kandahar is a renowned ski racing weekend just for kids. It will once again be held on the pistes of Les Houches. It’s a mini version of the FIS World Cup Kandahar race that sees skiers under the age of 14 years devouring ‘La Verte’ piste at ridiculous speeds on slalom events. Watch the ski champs of the future train and race in their very own children’s version of the Kandahar.

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Chamonix’s Run and Skate Event

Chamonix's Run & Skate event in FebruaryCross country skiing and trail running combine for a fun and convivial sporting competition. Anyone can enter and you can take part as a duo (one skiing, the other running), or go for it all by yourself! It’s a really good event and takes in the Bois du Bouchet pistes and trails just beyond Chamonix town centre.

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Night Time Cross Country Skiing

Chamonix's cross country skiing - accessible from Geneva in just an hourNight time cross country skiing every Thursday night is a convivial and fun way to enjoy the cross country skiing in Chamonix. Free access to the pistes for all, setting off from Maison Nordic opposite MBC. They’re not floodlit, but that makes for an even cooler ambiance as you schuss round the Bois du Bouchet. And of course, just like your alpine skis, cross country skis are carried for free on Mountain Drop-offs transfers!

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Chamonix Unlimited Festival

Chamonix Unlimited Festival for 2019The well-established Chamonix Unlimited Festival is quite literally the coolest electro festival going, with altitude stages at Plan Praz, Aiguille du Midi and Montenvers and night time parties inside the Plan Joran lift station. Combines skiing and partying in spring time Chamonix. What could be better than that?

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Musilac Chamonix 2019

The music transfers the lake to the mountains with Chamonix's Musilac festivalAfter Chamonix’s inaugural Musilac event in 2018, the music festival in the mountains is back. Last year the stages were set up on the Parapente landing field on the outskirts of town for three days of live music at the foot of Mont Blanc, so we’re expecting more of the same fun in the spring for the 2019 edition!

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Amazing skiing, superb hiking and world-class events ensure that Chamonix always attracts a huge influx of visitors. During the peak weeks, our advice is to book up your flights, accommodation and airport transfers as early as you can. Getting to and from Chamonix couldn’t be easier, as we run services between Geneva Airport and Chamonix daily in both directions.

Head to our on-line booking form and in the ‘to’ section you will see several options for Chamonix transfers to every corner of the valley, so just pick the most relevant area of Chamonix to ensure you get the right quote. And don’t forget, we drop off and pick you up at your door!