The Train to Morzine: Everything You Need to Know

Every week we help hundreds of people get to Morzine and we’re occasionally asked if it is possible to get the train to Morzine…

The simple answer is: I’m afraid you can’t – there is no train line to Morzine.

But don’t click away just yet…

Below is information about how you can get most of the way to Morzine on the train.

The last part of the journey has to be made by public bus, taxi or a transfer van.

The public bus can be tricky to figure out and slow, but it is fairly affordable.

A taxi is easier and quicker but can work out very expensive.

A transfer is both low cost and quick and can be combined with taking the train most of the way to Morzine.

Read on to find out how…

The Train to Morzine

Trains from Geneva to Morzine

Most people who are travelling from abroad to Morzine start their journey with a flight to Geneva airport.

Geneva Airport to Morzine Train

From there, many people would then like to take the train from Geneva to Morzine, but sadly as there is no train line to Morzine, it just isn’t possible.

Instead, there are two options for train stations within 50 minutes travel of Morzine – Cluses or Thonon-les-Bains.

 

Geneva to Morzine via Cluses on the Train

Cluses is a medium-sized Alpine town situated 30 km southwest of Morzine.

Geneva to Morzine Cluses Train

If you’re at Geneva Airport you’ll start your journey by taking the train to Geneva’s central station (Geneva Cornavin station).

From there, catch the Lyon-Part-Dieu (96564) train and then change at Bellegarde-sur-Valserine for the train to Saint-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet (96526). You’ll get off after 9 stops at Cluses. The journey will take about 2 hours and 10 minutes.

When you arrive at Cluses, you’ll need to take a local bus (Line 91 Sat Annemasse) or book a taxi – a travel time of about 50 minutes.

Geneva to Morzine via Thonon-les-Bains on the Train

Thonon-les-Bains is small town located 32 km north-west of Morzine and on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Geneva to Morzine Thonon Train

If you’re at Geneva Airport you’ll start your journey by taking the train to Geneva’s central station (Geneva Cornavin station).

From there, catch the Lyon-Part-Dieu (96564) train and then change at Bellegarde-sur-Valserine for the Evian-les-Bains (884521) train. This goes through Gare de Thonon-les-Bains where you’ll get off. The journey will take about 2 hours.

From Thonon-les-Bains, you’ll need to take a local bus (Line 91 Sat Leman) or book a taxi – a travel time of about 50 minutes.

An Easy Alternative to Taking the Train from Geneva to Morzine

If, after reading the information above, you feel that taking the train from Geneva to Cluses or Thonon and then making onward travel arrangements sounds like too much money, time or hassle we have an easy and affordable alternative for you.

Book a transfer from Geneva Airport direct to Morzine with us.

Powder Cab Van

Our prices start from just €20 per person so the total cost often works out cheaper than a train and bus combination. Your skis, snowboards and bikes go for free.

The transfer time from Geneva Airport to Morzine is about 1 hour 15 minutes and you’ll be safely driven by carefully selected & trained professional drivers.

Depending on the size of your group we offer shared transfer and private transfers.

Travelling by Train from the UK to Morzine

Again, travelling from the UK to Morzine on the train isn’t strictly possible. This is because there is no train line going to the town of Morzine.

The closest you can get to Morzine on the train is either Thonon-les-Bains station or Cluses station. Both are about 50 minutes away by road so from there you have to take a local bus or a taxi.

Nevertheless, because travelling by train can be more civilised, more environmentally friendly and allow you to bring skis or bikes without paying added charges some people prefer this option to flying.

UK to Morzine on the Train

To get from the UK to Morzine (almost) on the train you’ll need to start by taking the Euro Tunnel to Paris.

In Paris, you’ll arrive at the Gard du Nord and take a connecting train to Paris Gare de Lyon.

For Cluses

From Paris Gare de Lyon take the TGV Lyria train that is going to Geneva (9785) – you need to get off and change at Bellegarde-sur-Valserine. This is a fast train and will get you to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine in just 2 hours 40 minutes.

At Bellegarde-sur-Valserine you will take the train to Saint-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet (96526) but get off at Cluses. This will take 1 hour and 23 minutes.

From Cluses, you’ll need to take a local bus (Line 91 Sat Annemasse) or book a taxi – a travel time of about 50 minutes.

UK to Morzine Cluses Train

For Thonon-Les-Bains

From Paris Gare de Lyon take the TGV Lyria train that is going to Geneva (9785) – you need to get off and change at Bellegarde-sur-Valserine. This is a fast train and will get you to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine in just 2 hours 40 minutes.

At Bellegarde-sur-Valserine you will take the local train to Thonon-les-Bains. This will take 1 hour and 20 minutes.

From Thonon-les-Bains, you’ll need to take a local bus (Line 91 Sat Leman) or book a taxi – a travel time of about 50 minutes.

UK to Morzine Thonon Train

The Easiest Way to Get from the UK to Morzine by Train: Go to Geneva

Morzine Ski Town

If you’d like to travel to Morzine on the train but the hassle of changing onto the local bus in Thonon-les-Bains or Cluses is putting you off, we have a nice little travel hack that may help.

The journey starts in the same way, take the Eurostar from the UK to Paris.

Then, instead of taking the train to Thonon or Cluses, simply take the train from Paris to Geneva.

This train, which is operated by SNCF, only stops twice before arriving in Geneva and therefore only takes 3 and a quarter hours.

UK to Morzine Geneva Train

Then, from Geneva Cornavin train station you have two options depending on your circumstance and budget:

  1. You can book a private transfer from Geneva Cornavin station to Morzine with us – prices vary depending on the number of people you have in your group.
  2. You can book a shared transfer from Geneva Airport to Morzine with us. Geneva Airport is a 10-minute train ride from Geneva Cornavin.

Our shared transfer prices start from just €20 per person and skis, snowboards and bikes go free.

Transfer time from Geneva to Morzine is about 1 hour 15 minutes and you’ll be safely driven by carefully selected & trained professional drivers.