How to Travel and how to get to Chamonix by road (car, moto, caravan)... h2 15px
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Directions to Chamonix from Geneva Airport
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- Follow the green motorway signs to France along a straight road for about 1km.
- Move into in the centre right lane on arriving at a T-junction with traffic lights.
- At the T-junction turn left onto the Route de Vernier.
- Immediately move into the right lane (bus lane).
- Drive 150m then take the slip road onto the motorway sign-posted France.
Tunnel de Vernier
Tunnel de Confignon
- The E62-A1-E25 motorway takes you to the border (Bardonnex) with France. Very rare to be required to stop.
- Nangy: Toll: 1.90 EUR
- Pass by Bonneville
- Cluses: Toll: 3.90 EUR
- Continue along: N205 / E25
- Viaduct des Egratz
- Tunnel des Chavants
- Arrive in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc distance travalled 100 km and if no 'bouchons' it should have taken 01h 15 mins
About €6 is required for the two péage points (toll charges) for a normal family car. All major credit cards are accepted 24/7
** Remember that the French motorway signs are BLUE whereas the Swiss ones are green.
Driving to Chamonix from the UK
From Calais, there is a continuous Autoroute to Chamonix. It's about 560 Miles (900 km) from Calais to Chamonix with a drive time of about 9 hours. Autoroute tolls are approximately EUR 80.
To plan your route consult the ViaMichelin Route Planner.
Stena line travel from Harwick to the Hook of Holland (close to Amsterdam). P&O Stena Line do also cross the Channel from Dover to Calais although this is not obvious from looking at their web sites.
Road conditions - the Cunning Bison
To see what is happening on the roads in France, check out the following sight run by the French government.
To Chamonix from Martigny (Switzerland)
If you're driving to Chamonix over the Col de Montets check here for conditions.
To Chamonix from Italy - The Mont Blanc Tunnel - Click here for tunnel information
Parking in Chamonix - Click here for information car parking in Chamonix
French law requires you to have a reflective vest handy in the car as well as an emergency warning triangle. Non-compliance could result in a 90-135 Euro fine.