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Access and getting around


Abondance village is in the north of Haute-Savoie (Dpt. 74), 30km south of Lake Léman (Lake Geneva), and the towns Thonon-les-Bains and Évian-les-Bains, and 1h30 from Geneva airport. It is part of the Pays d’Évian-Vallée d’Abondance and the Portes du Soleil ski domain in France.

Come by car

The directions to take

Getting to the Abondance valley from:
▪ France – take Thonon-les-Bains direction, then the route de Bioge towards the Vallée d’Abondance.
▪ Switzerland – take Monthey direction, then Morgins. The border is on the Morgins pass before Châtel.

Stay up to date

Toutes les informations de circulation (bouchons, travaux): www.inforoute74.fr – 04 50 33 20 74

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

Train-bus combo

You can also come by train to Thonon-les-bains, then take the bus to Abondance!

You’ll have more information about train in the SNCF (if you’re coming from France) or CFF websites (if you’re coming from Switzerland).

The air route

You can also take the plane to Geneva Airport, which is located 1h30 from Abondance.
Tel. 00 41 22 717 71 11

The Léman Express offers optimal connections with the Grandes Lignes trains which will connect Geneva airport in just 7 minutes from Geneva Cornavin station, with 5 trains per hour in the direction of Thonon-les-Bains.
Leman express timetables

SAT Leman also offers bus connections from the airport
Tel. +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

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 Abondance to Châtel, as well as other villages in the Abondance valley.

Colombus Abondance


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.

In the village by car

Where to park

All car parks in Abondance are free.

Village center
The village has a car park located in the center of the village. Several car parks located near the center and shops are available in the direction of Châtel or Thonon-les-Bains…

Offaz Plain
A large car park is also accessible to cars and camping-cars at the entrance to the village towards Thonon-les-Bains.

The Essert ski area
Offers free parking at the bottom of the Essert gondola. Volunteers from “Abondance Demain” accompany you to park your car.

The Plagnes Lake
2 car parks are located near the Plagnes Lake.

Disabled spaces
On the car parks located near the center of the village.

station essence en montagne

Vehicle maintenance

Blue wave area
Next to the tennis courts, allows you to drain, access water and recharge electricity in all seasons.

Fill up
Fuel distribution located at the exit of the village, direction Châtel.

Terminal for EAV
The electric car charging station is located in the Town Hall car park – 2 spaces.

To fix
Several garages in Abondance offer the maintenance and repair of your vehicle.
Sale of chains and snow tires.

Come by camping-car

Day and night parking is tolerated for camping-car in the Offaz car park (10 spaces, 6 days maximum).

Here is a list of addresses where to stop with your camping-car:

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