Helicopter transfers from Switzerland
There are private companies that operate helicopter transfers and helicopter charters from airports in Switzerland: Geneva, Zurich, Verbier, Zermatt, Gstaad to Chamonix.
Shared helicopter transfers are ideal for small groups. Two passengers sharing with two or three others may save nearly half the cost of a private helicopter, paying by the seat.
For transfers within Switzerland, calculate fares on Privatefly.
Helicopter transfers from Geneva (GVA) to Chamonix
Helicopter flight time from Geneva Airport to Chamonix is about 20 minutes. In comparison, a road transfer can take up to 2 hours in busy traffic.
Private flights on Geneva - Chamonix route start from £1600. There is no online booking system, but you can make an enquiry on most of the private flight transfer companies' websites.
Helicopters can land most places so long as there is a flat area to touch the skids down and sufficient clearance around the rotor blades and tail rotor. The DGCA (Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile) rules require an operator to have permission to land on public or private property. In addition to this, DGCA rules also prevent flying over third party property or people when landing or taking off. Other considerations are downwash from the rotor causing airborne debris nuisance, or noise scaring animals.
The closest Helipad to Chamonix is Chamonix Heliport.
In Sallanches, there is a small airport 25 km from Chamonix. Contact: AMS Mont-Blanc Aviation + 33 (0) 4 50 58 08 99.
In Annemasse, there is Annemasse Aerodrome or Marcel Bruchon Aerodrome. This small airport is 13 km from GVA and 58 km from Chamonix. Contact: + 33 (0)4 50 37 12 75.
For more information: Geneva International Airport: +41 (0) 22 7177111
Getting from Geneva Airport to Chamonix by other means of transport
If you plan to fly to Geneva and hire a car, read more on this page: Driving from Geneva Airport to Chamonix.
The journey from Geneva to Chamonix by train may be a hassle. We recommend to take a regular coach bus or shared and private minibus transportation.