How to get there

By plane: Geneva Airport is 1 hour drive from les Houches. The simplest and comfortable way is to use a group shuttle service (approximately 40 euros up to the school, book at least three days in advance). If you already have your return date, we would recommend to book a return trip as well. An overview of shuttle service providers can be found here

Check also the Ecole de Physique page for detailed information


By train/bus: From the train station Saint-Gervais Les Bains/Le Fayet: take the train in the direction of Chamonix and get off at the Les Houches Station.
Note: there is no taxi station at the train station. It is essential to reserve a taxi in advance (station more than 3 km from the School): Cham Taxi : +33/0 or Taxi Plus : +33/0 You can also contact the School Secretariat to proceed the booking for you via


By car: Les Houches are easily accessible from France (A41 highway), from Switzerland (Martigny and Col des Montets) and from Italy through the Mont Blanc Tunnel.

From Geneva and Le Fayet: 8km before Chamonix, 300 m after passing under the tunnel, bear right by the first road out for "Les Houches Bellevue". When arriving at the cable car station "Bellevue", turn right and continue upwards (roughly 2 km starting from the teleferic). 500m after the cable car station "Prarion", turn left and follow small arrows at crossroads. Continue up to the end of Route de la Côte des Chavants. Here you are! From Chamonix: bear right for "Les Houches-Chef-Lieu", turn right in Les Houches, go ahead at the cable car station "Bellevue". Then proceed as above.


Please also refer to the website of the Ecole de Physique