Getting to Argentiere

By Air: Argentiere is just over an hour’s drive from Geneva airport making it extremely accessible and the perfect location for your summer holiday. Easy Jet offers a regular and reasonably priced service to Geneva from a number of UK airports.

Airport Transfers: Our transfer partner Mountain Drop Offs provides a shared transfer option directly from Geneva airport to ​​Argentiere. They have a dedicated desk at the airport which makes them easy to find.

Summer 2020: Due to Covid-19 precautions, as well as fewer customers travelling, Mountain Drop offs are running a reduced service servicing flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 17:30. The waiting times in the airport may be longer than usual.

The passenger numbers on each minibus will be limited, and you must wear a mask (this is a requirement on public transport in France and you will not be allowed on the minibus without one). 

To book a transfer just add it under travel options on the booking screen. The transfer takes 1.5hrs. 

*Please note for shared transfers Mountain Drop offs will make every effort to wait for delayed flights, customers who are significantly delayed will be moved where possible to the next available transfer. Customers delayed beyond the last transfer may be placed on the first bus the following morning.




By Train: It is possible to reach Argentiere by train, the TER and TGV train services go to St Gervais which is 20km from Argentiere. From there you can take a local SNCF connection through to Chamonix town centre from where you can catch a train or bus to Argentiere. We generally don’t recommend train travel due to ticket prices and the lack of a direct connection.

By Car: The UCPA address is UCPA Argentiere - Chamonix, 170 Rue Charlet Straton, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Argentiere is easily accessible by road with the Autoroute Blanche (A40) coming directly to Chamonix then onwards to Argentiere. The drive from the UK takes about 10 hours and goes through some nice scenery along the way but don’t forget to budget for French toll roads!

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