Transport Information

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 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

See colombus timetable

Coming to Abondance

Abondance is located in the north of the Haute-Savoie (74) department, 30km south of Lake Geneva, Thonon-les-Bains and Evian-les-Bains, and 1h30 from Geneva airport. The town is an integral part of the Pays d’Evian-Vallée d’Abondance and the Portes du Soleil ski domain in France.

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    By car

    Getting to the 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:
    – Geneva: 65km
    – Lyon: 220km
    – Strasbourg: 370km
    – Marseille: 520km
    – Paris: 620km
    – Brussels: 810km
    – Lille: 820km

    Full information concerning traffic (traffic jams, roadworks): www.inforoute74.fr – 04 50 33 20 74

    IMPORTANT
    You will need winter tyres or chains for your vehicle from 1st November to the end of April. Even if there is no snow on the roads, they are often icy and dangerously slippery. Located in the Portes du Soleil domain our village is only 20 minutes from the Swiss border. Remember to take your ID card. If you are driving on Swiss motorways you will need the Swiss motorway sticker on your windscreen, it is compulsory and valid for the year. It is on sale in Swiss petrol stations or at the customs office at the border.

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    By airplane

    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 links from the airport
    SAT Coaches – Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 71 00 88 – Website

    Transport for any distance from 1 to 16 persons. Cars or minibuses.

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    Taxi links

    Taxi Buffet
    Transportation for any distance from 1 to 16 people.
    Vehicles and minibus.
    Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 72 20 39 or +33 (0)6 12 78 38 75
    taxibuffet@orange.fr
    www.taxi-buffet.com
    Gavot Taxi
    Gavot-Taxi is located in the middle of Chablais and available 24/7 for transfers to Thonon, Évian and Geneva railway stations, Lyon and Geneva airports as well as all the Haute-Savoie, Savoie and Swiss ski resorts.
    Tel.: +33 (0)6 79 53 73 58
    gavotaxi@orange.fr
    www.gavotaxi.fr
    Route 74
    24/7 bank holidays included.
    Route 74 provide transfers or private journeys of any distance for you and your group.
    Tel.: +33 (0)7 83 20 43 81 or +33 (0)6 26 94 22 47
    route74morzine@outlook.com
    www.route74.net

Getting around in the valley

A shuttle bus links Abondance and Châtel and other villages in the Abondance valley.

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    Colombus Shuttle Bus Link: Châtel - 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.

    ColomBus Timetable

Getting around the village

To park and visit the village please check the map to find the car parks.
There is a free shuttle bus for children’s groups.

See the village map
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    The Trans’Abondance Ski

    This is a free shuttle bus for children’s groups staying in the Abondance commune.

    It runs from the Christmas holidays until the end of March, upon request.

    The destinations served from the accommodation are the following:
    ♦ The Essert cable car
    ♦ The Ludoffaz ice rink
    ♦ La Maison du Fromage Abondance
    ♦ Abondance Abbey.

    For more information, and mandatory reservations the day before at the latest, please contact:
    The Essert cable car: +33 (0)4 50 73 76 87.

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    DRIVING IN THE VILLAGE

    PARKING
    All parking is free in Abondance.

    Village Centre
    There is a car park in the village centre. Several parking areas near the centre 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 in the direction of Thonon-les-Bains.

    Essert Ski Area
    There is a free car park at the foot of the Essert cable car. The “Abondance Demain” volunteers will help you park.

    Lake Plagnes
    2 car parks are located near to Lake Plagnes.

    Disabled Parking Spaces
    Located in the car parks int he village centre.

    Camping Cars
    Day and overnight parking is allowed for camping cars on the Offaz car park (10 places, 6 days maximum).

    FLOT BLEU SERVICE AREA
    Next to the tennis court, to drain waste, access water and recharge electricity.

    FILL UP
    There’s a petrol station just as you are leaving the village in the Châtel direction.

    RECHARGING TERMINAL FOR ELECTRIC CARS
    The recharging terminal for electric cars is located on the Town Hall’s car park – 2 spaces.

    REPAIRS
    There are several garages in Abondance who offer car repairs and maintenance.
    Snow chains and snow tyres.

Coming in a camping car

Here is a list of useful addresses:

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