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Geneva to Chamonix day trip.

Trip is in 3 weeks, still no transportation for a day trip from Geneva to Chamonix. Is renting a car for the day a good idea, passable roads? Anyone know any reputable small bus transportation companies?

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Most of the buses are a tad pricey and mostly serve to take people from the airport to Chamonix in vans. Renting a car is OK, I've done it to get into the French Alps. I guess I would prefer to spend at least one night.

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I also would prefer to sleep in Chamonix, if you don't really need to sleep in Geneva. For taxi services not necessarily departing from the airport, see Trains to Chamonix through Switzerland, around Lake Geneva, take 3 hours with 2 connections.

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The road from Geneva to Chamonix is very nice! Don't worry about that. I have driven to Chamonix from Geneva via several routes and I have always found the roads to be excellent.
It is a fairly quick drive to Chamonix and there is a huge parking lot when you get there, right behind the Aguille du Midi gondola station. From the lot you can walk to everything.
A car will get you there faster than any other form of transportation and you won't be tied to a shuttle bus or train schedule. It's good to have that flexibility when you only have a day.