Sep 17, 2017 - 4:33 PM
in reply to familyw
Hi familyw and welcome to MySwissAlps!
You can find your train or bus schedules for all trips in Switzerland here. Just enter the to and from towns and it will show you the fastest options and will note if it is on a train or bus etc. It will of course also tell you if there are any connections or if it is a direct train.
There is no border control between Italy, Switzerland or France (and all others in the Schengen zone) so no worry about that.
We don't have any details on Chamonix and Mt. Blanc on the website as it is in France, but another member may have personal details for you - I don't believe there are any non-mountain climbing options for you and your family on Mt. Blanc but there are gondolas in the area to visit. Try visiting the Chamonix tourist website here.
The Swiss Travel Pass will cover most of your travel around Switzerland and get you a discount to Chamonix - see here for more details.