Access and Getting Around
The ColomBus service in the Abondance valley will run from Monday 8th February to Sunday 7th March 2021. The timetable is adapted to the 6 pm curfew.
The La Chapelle d’Abondance free shuttle bus will also no longer be running after 7th March.
The regular 121 line is in service between Thonon-les-Bains and Châtel.
Due to roadworks on the RD 22, on 8th and 9th March, the Taverole and Chef-lieu bus stops in the Vacheresse municipality will not be accessible.
Due to the health crisis, barrier safety measures are ensured, especially mandatory face masks and social distancing between passengers.
Opening these services are dependent on government guidelines and can change at any moment.
More info on cc-peva website
How to Get Here
La Chapelle d’Abondance village is located in Haute-Savoie, Abondance, near to Lake Geneva. By road, train or airplane, 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
For all traffic information (traffic jams, road works): www.inforoute74.fr – 04 50 33 20 74
– 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 link from the airport
Autocars SAT – Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 71 00 88 – Website
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
Tic Tac TripBook your trip
Take a look at the first intermodal transport solutions to enable you to compare and combine your journey for cheap tickets (trains, buses, car-sharing).
Getting Around 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 winter and summer 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
By Car in the Village
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 base of the Crêt Béni chair lift and at 400m from the village centre.
The Panthiaz car park, located at the base of La Panthiaz cable car, 800m from the village centre.
In the event of heavy snowfall please move your vehicle to allow the snow ploughs to clear the snow and avoid risk of accidents.
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.
La Chapelle d'Abondance Free Shuttle Bus
Free shuttle buses run all day from one end of La Chapelle d’Abondance village to the other, to reach the ski domains (throughout the winter season).
They do the following return journey: Les Plagnes – Crêt-Béni – Église – Tourist Office (village centre) – Les Thoules – La Panthiaz – La Ville du Nant – Centre Sportif. In the winter season only.
The La Chapelle d’Abondance free shuttle bus will no longer be running after Sunday 7th March 2021 for the rest of the winter season.
The timetable is available at the Tourist Office.
For group reservations please contact the Town Hall.
Tel. : +33 (0)4 50 73 50 08
Ariot Service Area (300m from the centre)
Free access in compliance with the municipal by law in force with a paying disposal point (bank card) and the following services:
– Drainage station
– Electric and water terminals.
– Possibility to park nearby.
Please find useful addresses for camping cars in the list below.