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Geneva to Chamonix Transfer

Our Geneva to Chamonix shuttle 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 cross 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 Mountain Drop-offs.

Chamonix Transfer Information

  • Transfer time – Chamonix transfers take approximately 1hr 15 dependant on traffic, weather conditions and your drop off point
  • Door to door – Our transfer shuttles take you right to the door of your accommodation in Chamonix (subject to road access)
  • Baby and booster seats – Baby and booster seats are available for free – make sure to add when booking
  • Multi-lingual team – Our Chamonix team is English speaking
  • Transfer types – We have fares to suit all with our Supersaver, Flexi, Private and VIP options
  • Skis and snowboards – Skis and snowboards are transported free on our Chamonix transfers – make sure to add when booking
  • Bikes – In the summer, bikes are transported free of charge – make sure to add when booking
  • Return to Geneva Airport – The Chamonix return to Geneva Airport will aim to get you there approx 2 hours before you flight
  • Reminder updates – Our in-resort SMS reminders will ensure you are kept up to date with your in-resort pick-up time
  • Modern fleet – All our Chamonix shuttle vans are comfortable and efficient

See our terms and conditions for more information or check out our FAQ page.

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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. 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

new bubblier lift at FlegereLa Flegere has a new bubble lift! Oh yes. The cable car at Flegere ski area is no more and has been replaced by a bubble lift! The old lift station has gone and there’s a fancy new building designed for visitor comfort in its place. The arrival station has had a major makeover too.

Airport transfers from GVA to La Folie Douce Hotel ChamonixLa Folie Douce Chamonix – the place to be seen! The stunning Belle Epoque building (formerly Club Med) is home to the very first Folie Douce hotel. With apres-ski shows & events, it’s proved to be as much of a hit as the Folie Douce bar and restaurant in the St Gervais ski area that you all know and love!

Chamonix's new spa with views on Mont Blanc The QC Terme Centre Bien-Etre (Wellness Centre) Chamonix The team behind the Pre St Didier Thermal Baths just past Courmayeur is behind this well-being 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 boasts outdoor and indoor hot and cold basins, jacuzzi pools, saunas, hammams, restaurant and treatment rooms. Our top tip: if you’re in the spa at 6pm, head to the restaurant for the free aperitif!

Mumma restaurant chamonixYummy food at Mumma Chef David’s borderless cuisine goes from gyozas and tempura, to sea bass ceviche and silk tofu sticks. It’s all about sharing (accompanied by some incredible saki) in this bustling contemporary bistrot setting. Mumma opens for dinner every day from 18:30 to 23:00 and is opposite the Pointe Isabelle hotel.

For our take on the best places to eat up and down the Chamonix valley, on and off the mountain, check out our latest restaurant reviews. We’ve explored the fine art of lunch, the best newcomer eateries on the block and our favourite cheap eats and Savoyard favourites will follow soon.

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 Geneva to Chamonix transfers in the bag! Use the online booking form on this page to get a quote and 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.

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. The 2020 date is tbc. We’ll update as soon as we get confirmation.

Kandahar World Cup Skiing 2020

kandahar 2020 ENWorld Cup skiing is back in the valley since 2016! Les Houches is hosting two Men’s World Cup ski events: the slalom on the 8th Feb and the giant parallel on the 9th Feb. A lot of money has ben spent on the pistes and the area around the finish line, so there’ll be a brilliant atmosphere for spectators. This is your chance to see the very best skiers in the world.

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 places like Plan Praz, Aiguille du Midi and Flegere and SkyWay Monte Bianco in neighbouring Courmayeur in neighbouring Italy. Night time parties are everywhere from the Cabane de Cerro to La Folie Douce. With electro legends like Laurent Garnier, Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin on the line-up for the 2020 edition, what’s not love about springtime skiing and music combined? Wrist passes sell super fast, so don’t delay!

Rando ZAG & Ravanel

Argentiere ZAG ski toursGuided evening ski touring outings open to all. In association with ZAG skis and the Ravanel Sports Shops, a series of evening ski tours set off to discover the best of the Chamonix valley after the day skiers and boarders have left the slopes. Rendez vous (Pierre a Ric, Prarion etc) is at 18:00 and you return at 21:00. Open to all levels of ski tourer, it’s also the chance to test ZAG’s Adret and Ubac ski range. Numbers limited to 40 per outing. It’s free, but you need to sign up via Eventbrite (search ZAG Chamonix). Dates for 2020 are Weds 5 Feb, Tues 3 March and Tues 7 April.

Freeride Day 2020 Les Grands Montets

Chamonix GM closing The date pencilled in for the final on-slope party of the 2020 Chamonix winter season is the 1st May. All your fave features will be back, from the ice-cold waterslide, the zip line, the snow tubing, the speed test and, of course, the DJs. The ambiance is nice and relaxed and if the sun’s shining, there’s nowhere better to celebrate your last ski of the season!

Chamonix Marathon

The Chamonix Marathon weekend marks the first trail running event of the season in the Chamonix Valley. For 2020 there are eight different races, ranging from the Mini Cross for kids, to the gruelling 80km. We love watching the Vertical Kilometre, where competitors sprint from Place Mont Blanc in the town centre, straight up the very steep path right under Planpraz!

UTMB 2020

UTMB EN 2020The UTMB week in Chamonix is THE big week on the UTWT circuit that everyone looks forward to. The UTMB®, one of the biggest events in trail running, alongside four other major races, come to Chamonix and surrounding Tour du Mont Blanc areas to close the main summer season. Read more what the 2019 edition was all about.

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!