Access and Getting Around
How to Get Here
La Chapelle d’Abondance village is located in Haute-Savoie, Abondance, near to Lake Geneva. By road, train or airplane, no matter which transport you choose, it’s easy to get to us.
Getting to Abondance Valley:
▪ from France – head to Thonon-les-Bains, then take the Route de Bioge to the Vallée d’Abondance.
▪ from Switzerland – head to Monthey, then to Morgins. The border is located at the Morgins pass just before reaching Châtel.
A few distances:
– Évian: 35 km
– Geneva: 65km
– Lyon: 220km
– Strasbourg: 370km
– Marseille: 520km
– Paris: 620km
– Brussels: 810km
– Lille: 820km
– We highly recommend that you fit your car with winter tyres.
– Going to Switzerland: Our village is 20 minutes from the Swiss border. Remember to take your ID cards. If you are driving on the motorways you will need to buy a Swiss vignette to stick onto your windscreen, it is mandatory and valid for the entire year. On sale at the Morgins Tourist Office and petrol stations in Switzerland.
Geneva International Airport is located 1h30 from Abondance
Information: Tel.: 00 41 22 717 71 11 – Airport website
The Léman Express: Geneva Airport link
The Léman Express provides optimal connections with the major railway lines that will join Geneva Airport in only 7 minutes from Genève Cornavin railway station, with 5 trains every hour going to Thonon.
Leman Express Timetable
Bus links from the airport
SAT Coaches – Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 71 00 88 – Website
Tic Tac TripRéservez votre trajet
Découvrez le premier comparateur intermodal vous permettant de comparer et combiner votre trajet pour des billets pas chers (trains, bus, covoiturages).
Liaisons par taxi
Taxi Transports Gagneux
Cars, minibus et voitures.
Pour groupe et individuels. Transport de voyageurs.
Transferts : gares routières, SNCF et aéroport.
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 73 02 83
Gavot-Taxi, situé au coeur du chablais, est à votre disposition 24h/24h, 7j/7 pour tous transferts vers les gares de Thonon, Evian et Genève, les aéroports de Lyon et Genève ainsi que toutes les stations de ski de Haute-Savoie, Savoie et de Suisse.
Tel. +33 (0)6 79 53 73 58
7j/7 24/24h y compris les jours fériés.
Route 74 propose des transferts ou trajets privés toutes distances pour vous et votre groupe.
Tel. +33 (0)7 83 20 43 81 ou +33 (0)6 26 94 22 47
In the Valley
There is a shuttle bus that links Châtel and other communes in the Abondance Valley.
COLOMBUS SHUTTLE BUS CHEVENOZ – LA CHAPELLE D’ABONDANCE – CHÂTEL
The ColomBus shuttle bus runs both summer and winter in the Abondance valley.
This is an additional service to the departmental bus line and serves all the villages in the valley: Chevenoz, Vacheresse, Bonnevaux, Abondance, La Chapelle d’Abondance and Châtel.
Shuttle Bus Prices:
Free for under 6-year-olds and Multi-Pass holders.
6-10 years old : €0,75 per trip
Adult: €1,50 per trip
All public car parks in La Chapelle d’Abondance are free.
The Petits Chamois car park (La Chapelle Tourist Office), located under the La Chapelle Tourist Office, access via the ‘Route des Plans, between the Pharmacy and the La Chapelle Tourist Office.
La Route des Moulins car park (ESF):
the car park is located at the centre of the village, near the ESF.
Sous Le Pont car park (by the bakery):
the car park is located at the centre of the village, near the Proxi mini-market.
The Church car park:
the car park is 300m from the village centre. Please note, it is closed on Fridays (market day).
The Crêt Béni car park, located at the Crêt Béni chairlift departure and at 400m from the village centre.
La Panthiaz car park, located at the La Panthiaz cable car departure and at 800m from the village centre.
FILL UP THE TANK
The closest service station is at the Intermarché, 2km from the village centre, going towards Châtel (24/7 with a bank card).
The closest recharge terminal for electric vehicles is in Abondance (in the Town Hall car park).
There are several garages in the Abondance valley, which provide breakdown services, sales, snow-chain installation and winter tyres.
Services for camping car owners.