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Time to Morzine

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Looking at the possibility of a trip to Morzine in March and wondered roughly how long to expect the drive to take. The route planner in the link suggest 690 miles in 19 hours 29 mins! Which strikes me as on the long side.

It takes an hour and a half to Eurotunnel and then an hour to get on/off give or take, so need roughly the journey time from Calais. Thanks.
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ViaMichelin says 877km in 7hrs55, and just under 60Euro in tolls.
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Mark, depends which way you travel, if you follow the autoroute via Dijon to Geneva, you have about 820Kms of auotroute which is less than 7 hrs without exceeding the speed limit, that leaves about 50 kms on N roads, so about 9 hrs including stops. The shortest route is via Lange, Bresancon, Pontarlier, north of Lac Leman, Monthey, Morgins and Chatel, Morzine is about an hour from Chatel. Do make sure you've got your vignette if you go that route.
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Which way would you go David? To be honest, the only way Annie will drive on the continent is if we're on an Autoroute, so I expect that'll be the choice. Thanks to you and Andy.
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Mark, John and I have driven to Morzine and Les Gets for years. We've always done it in 8 hours from Calais, taking it in turns to drive for 2-3 hours each and only stopping for fuel/coffee. We always go on the autoroute via Reims, Troyes, Geneva, then head to Cluses and take the D902 through Taninges and Les Gets and on to Morzine. The D902 is a lovely road that winds through the valley and then up the mountains and saves you a bit on tolls, but is much better than the autoroute for the last bit of driving. (I'm jealous by the way, this is the first year for ages that we won't be going to Morzine for a quick ski - it's one of my favourite places. It's lovely in the summer too.)
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Mark, the route I would use is to leave the autoroute at Lange, go via Gray, Besancon and Pontarlier, cross into Switzerland, take the autoroute north of Lac Leman, past Lausanne to Monthey, then Morgins and Chatel. It's the shortest distance, only 506 miles from Calais to Chatel. You miss out a lot of the autoroute, the roads are good and times would be very similar to using the autoroute the entire way.
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David@traxvax, are you seriously suggesting a route to Morzine via Chatel and backroads of Switzerland? Morzine's a very short distance from the French Autoroute and that's the way most people drive because it's several hours quicker and much, much easier.
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Cheers RachelQ, like the sound of the last bit through the mountains.
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ise, yes, I've used that route lots of times, it's autoroute to Monthey and the last bit of the drive up through Morgins and Chatel is very easy and scenic. It's also the the most direct route from the Channel to most ski resorts, I've also used that route to Verbier and Chamonix. IMO it is as quick as the autoroutes and you can stop for lunch or dinner at proper restuarants, if you have the time. So which are the back roads then?
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David@traxvax, I live near Lausanne and there's no way I'd go to Morzine via Chatel nor would anyone else who lives here.
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