Train schedule from Chamonix to Martigny

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Bhoerger
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Jun 4, 2018 - 6:29 AM

How can I locate an online timetable/schedule of trains from Chamonix France directly to Martigny Switzerland? Rick Steves says there are "nearly hourly" direct trains, taking 2 hours.

But no matter how I enter information in either the Swiss rail online site (SBB) or the great German rail site (www.bahn.com) every inquiry I make concerning Chamonix to Martigny comes up with only trains running via St. Gervais and Geneva taking 6-8 hours and requiring multiple (5 - 6) changes? How can I locate the schedule for the direct trains?

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Jun 4, 2018 - 8:16 AM in reply to Bhoerger

Hi Bhoerger, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Are you looking for connections between 17 Sep and 12 Oct 2018? It appears the Mont-Blanc Express is not running during that period. Unfortunately I can't find any information about why that is.

Alpenrose

Bhoerger
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Jun 4, 2018 - 6:37 PM in reply to Removed user

Yes - I was looking, specifically, for Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Debra
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Jun 4, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Lol is that the same Rick Steves that tells people to go to Gimmelwald?

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maggiehorswell
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Jun 5, 2018 - 12:35 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Alpenrose

Thank you for that information. I was thinking of going to Chamonix via Martigny in September! Will have to leave it till another time I guess!

Maggie

maggiehorswell
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Jun 5, 2018 - 12:40 AM in reply to Debra

Hi Debra

Nothing to do with Rick Steves - more to do with people saying don't listen to Rick Steves! - but we went to Gimmelwald last year and really liked it for a half day visit - lovely views on a walk through the village and a nice meal in the only inn. Went on from there to Allmendhubel so a nice day all round.

Maggie

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Jun 5, 2018 - 6:27 AM in reply to Bhoerger

>> Yes - I was looking, specifically, for Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Looks like the Mont-Blanc Express is not an option for you then.

What is your final destination for the day? Perhaps getting a bus direct from Chamonix to Geneva would be an option, then continuing from there by train.

I've never used that bus myself, but I'm pretty sure there are others on this forum who can give you more information about it. If no-one posts here within the next few days, I suggest you start a new thread to ask about the bus connection between Chamonix and Geneva (if you think that would be a suitable alternative).

Alpenrose

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Jun 5, 2018 - 6:29 AM in reply to maggiehorswell

>> I was thinking of going to Chamonix via Martigny in September! Will have to leave it till another time I guess!

What a shame, Maggie! Maybe next year!

Alpenrose

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Bhoerger
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Jun 5, 2018 - 6:08 PM in reply to Removed user

Thank you, Alpenrose, for your suggestion.

Actually, we were thinking of proceeding on toward Zermatt, so bus to Geneva is somewhat round-about. Have you any information as to whether there is bus service from Chamonix to Martigny where, presumably, we could then pick up trains to Visp and Zermatt?

Lucas
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Jun 5, 2018 - 8:02 PM in reply to Bhoerger

For your travel dates I believe traveling via Geneva is your only option unfortunately.
The Swiss railways timetable always gives the most direct routing. https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

Currently it takes about 4 hours but at the end of September it becomes 7.5 hours and up. :(

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