There are several ways to get from Geneva to Chamonix, or from any other airport. The most cost effective way is to take a shared transfer (a shuttle minibus service) with one of the many Chamonix transfer companies that offer this service.
Airport Shuttles & Transfers
Booking a transfer in advance is definitely recommended as you cannot guarantee picking up one at the airport and some companies strictly forbid their drivers from doing this. You can do this easily and quickly online from the transfer companies websites. Below are approximate transfer costs comparisons between the various airports and resort:
|Chamonix, Morzine & Avoriaz||€ 25-40||
|Verbier||CHF 50-75||€ 50-100||€ 60-110||€ 65-120|
|Meribel, Courchevel & Val Thorens||€ 40-65||€ 35-55||€ 45-75|
|Les Arcs & La Plagne||€ 40-70||€ 50-85|
|Val d'Isere & Tignes||€ 45-80||€ 50-90|
|Alpe d'Huez & Les Deux Alpes||€ 70-130||€ 55-90||€ 65-110||€ 30-60|
Prices are approximate and for one-way shared transfers
*Surcharges may apply for transfers to Val Thorens
Click here for a full list of Chamonix transfers.
Private Taxis & Transfers
It is possible to pick up a private taxi in one of the ranks found immediately outside the airport. Prices to resort should be negotiated before setting off. For more than 4 people the cost will obviously be higher for a larger vehicle but probably cheaper per person. Even though you agree a price beforehand, the driver is obliged to keep the meter running and may not charge more than the price shown (except for surcharges and motorway tolls etc). Take a look at our taxis page.
There are a number of private companies that offer door-to-door minibus Chamonix transfers from most airports in the region. With all of them you have the option of booking either a private Chamonix transfer where the minibus is booked for your group only, or taking a more economical "shared" minibus, where up to 8 people arriving around the same time travel to resort together. All the drivers will speak English.
Often if you are a large family or group with 5 or more people then a private transfer will be the cheapest and quickest option. With more space than a normal car taxi and door to door service this is certainly worth investigating before you book anything else.
Alternatively, you can hire a car from the airport, take a Chamonix taxi, use a scheduled bus, take a private helicopter transfer or take the train. Don't forget it is worth checking with your accommodation provider to see if they make arrangements for your transportation or if they can arrange it as an 'optional extra'.