Address: 40 Place de la Gare.
Ticket Office Hours: Everyday from 06.40am to 20.20pm.
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The Swiss have an excellent rail network: the SBB
, with major stations in Geneva and Zurich airports. However these do not provide easy access to Chamonix.
We advise a transfer by road, but if you want to use the train, take a french SNCF train from Eaux-Vives rail station of Geneva, situated on the southeastern side of the lake, to Annemasse or Roche-sur-Foron. Then change for Le Fayet-Saint Gervais Les Bains. From here take the Mont Blanc Express train for a panoramic ride to Chamonix Mont-Blanc.
Journeys take between 2h 51mins and 3h 25mins. A shuttle transfer by road takes about 1h 10mins.
The SBB timetable is better than the SNCF timetable. The SNCF doesn't provide times and routing from Geneva Airport, only from Eaux-Vives, the rail station of Geneva.
Take the Mont Blanc Express from Martigny to Chamonix. This beautiful rail road takes the passenger through some of the most amazing scenery.
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How trains work in France
You have to punch your ticket. There are machines at the entrance to the platforms. Can't find one? Then it's necessary to find the train conductor right away.
Get on the train without having bought a ticket? Find the conductor as soon as possible, who sells tickets with a slight price increase (€4-€10, depending on the distance).
In case of not having a ticket and not finding the conductor, a penalty, between €25 and €63, must been paid.
purchase a Carte de 12-25. This card costs about €60 and gives up to 50% discount on train travel - great value. The SNCF also offers a Carte Senior
with similar discounts for over 60. More Info