La Chapelle d'Abondance - ETE____Useful infos____Access and getting around

Access and getting around


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.

Come by car

The directions to take

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.

– 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.

Stay up to date

A few distances:
– Évian: 35 km
– Geneva: 65km
– Lyon: 220km
– Strasbourg: 370km
– Marseille: 520km
– Paris: 620km
– Brussels: 810km
– Lille: 820km

For all traffic information (traffic jams, road works): – 04 50 33 20 74

rails de train

Train - bus combo

▪ Thonon les Bains Railway Station:
Information and reservations:
SNCF – Tel.: 36 35
 SNCF French railway website

▪ Swiss Railway Stations:

Aigle, Monthey, Geneva
Information and reservations:
CFF – Tel.: 0 900 300 300
Swiss railway website

Bus link from Thonon
See the timetable

avion Abondance


You can also fly to Geneva airport, which is located 1h30 from La Chapelle d’Abondance.
Tél. 00 41 22 717 71 11

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

SAT Leman also offers bus connections from the airport
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 71 00 88

Taxi connections

Taxi Buffet

Transport to all destinations from 1 to 15 persons, car or minibus.

More information about Taxi Buffet

Taxi Transports Gagneux

Coaches, mini-buses and cars.
For groups and individuals. Transport for travellers.
Transfers: to bus and railway stations and the airport.

More information about Taxi Transports Gagneux

Gavot Taxi

Gavot-Taxi is situated in the centre of Chablais and open 24/7, for all transfers to railway stations in Thonon, Evian and Geneva, Lyon and Geneva airports, as well as all the ski resorts in Haute-Savoie, Savoie and Switzerland.

More information about Gavot Taxi


There is a shuttle bus that links Châtel and other communes in the Abondance Valley.


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

The village by car


All public car parks in La Chapelle d’Abondance are free.

Les parkings :

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.

Car maintenance

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).

Auto repairs
There are several garages in the Abondance valley, which provide breakdown services, sales, snow-chain installation and winter tyres.

Camping-car areas