Probably the most popular method of travel to the Valley is by air via Geneva Airport. There are an extensive range of flights and operators servicing Geneva Airport so you are never short of choice. This plus the very short transfer to resort at just an hour by road (95km) makes visiting the valley a breeze by ski resort standards.
The fastest transfer available is by road with the choice of shared airport transfers being the most cost effective for small groups and individual travellers and private transfers for larger groups (more than 6) and by far the most convenient, with your personal driver meeting you in arrivals, ready to set off as soon as you arrive without delay. To book your private or shared transfer visit Chamonix Ski Transfers for the most competitive rates.
For those that would prefer or require a car whilst staying in the valley will find several Car Hire Providers located at Geneva Airport with a vast collection of suitable vehicles for all group sizes and taste.
Approximately 900km from Calais the straightforward toll road route via Reims, Troyes, Bourg en Bresse and Geneva takes on average 8 hours. Chamonix is located straight off the A40 dual-carriageway in the valley which means no windy treacherous mountain pass, although if travelling further afield towards Vallorcine will need to drive through the small Col du Montets. For those driving from Italy, Chamonix is located just 15km from the border via the Mont-Blanc Tunnel.
If travelling by train is more your style then there are a number of route options available. Having taken the Eurostar from the UK onwards travel to Saint Gervais Les Bains via Paris is the most direct route if opting to travel entirely by train. Then take the Mont Blanc Express Mountain Train to Chamonix Mont-Blanc.
Other options include routes to Geneva via Lille or Paris. Although if selecting this option be aware that rail access to the valley via Geneva is relatively slow and complex with no direct connection available and transfer via road is highly recommended. To book rail travel visit the SNCF website.