Chamonix from Wengen with Swiss Travel Pass

Chamonix from Wengen with Swiss Travel Pass

Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 5
This thread is closed. You are welcome to log in and submit a new thread.
Margie44
Margie44
2 posts
new member
Feb 21, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Hello and thank you for your advice!

Planning to be in Wengen for a week August 15-21st with a Swiss Pass. Two of us, we will arrive Geneva and go to Wengen on the Golden Pass Route via Gstad. We were planning to return the same way, taking bus or cab from the airport in Geneve. Then I found the train via Martigny! Is this a reliable connection?

Lucas
Lucas
5570 posts
expert &
moderator
Feb 21, 2018 - 7:26 PM in reply to Margie44

Hi Margie44 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I'm guessing you mean the Swiss Travel Pass? The Swiss Pass is a different product.

Yes, you can travel via Martigny if you wish. All train/bus routes are reliable. You can use the Swiss railways timetable to plan out all your trips. There are definitely a few extra connections to make, but just enter Wengen to Geneva via Martigny and you'll see your options.

Last modified on Feb 21, 2018 - 7:28 PM by Lucas
rockoyster
rockoyster
3382 posts
expert
Feb 21, 2018 - 9:24 PM in reply to Margie44

It will take a bit longer but consider also adding via Kandersteg. You will then travel on the Regio-Express Lötschberger train over the traditional, more than 100 year old mountain route, giving you a wonderful view along the impressive peaks and down into the Rhone Valley. The faster route will take you through a long tunnel between Spiez and Brig.

Margie44
Margie44
2 posts
new member
Feb 21, 2018 - 10:21 PM in reply to Lucas

The allure is dropping right into Chamonix gare if the connections do not add too much travel time.

Lucas, would you prefer going to Chamonix via Geneve? I read an older post that said a cab could make the trip from the airport to Chamonix in 30 minutes for 95 Euros. Or a bus in 2h30 for 2X29.

Thank you, rockoyster, for your appealing alternate suggestion with a view! That is what we are there for!

Last modified on Feb 21, 2018 - 10:23 PM by Margie44
Lucas
Lucas
5570 posts
expert &
moderator
Feb 22, 2018 - 8:25 AM in reply to Margie44

Chamonix from Geneva is tricky with the buses needed.
The trip by car would still be over an hour but less than half the time needed by bus. Hard decision - those taxis are expensive (though less so in France).

I think I'd stick with Martigny but it depends on your personal views on Chamonix and the Mont Blanc. :)

More about Swiss trains and rail passes

More on MySwissAlps.com

Swiss tips in your mailbox

Sign up to receive our newsletter and the latest forum messages. The best way to prepare for your trip!

Sign up

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2018