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Address: Rue de la Poste 3, Martigny 1920 , Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)27 721 68 40
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We took the Mont Blanc Express from Martigny to Chamonix (and return), as part of a railtour holiday. This was probably the highlight of our tour, as we took the train (part... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We took the Mont Blanc Express from Martigny to Chamonix (and return), as part of a railtour holiday. This was probably the highlight of our tour, as we took the train (part cog railway for the 20% gradients!), through spectacular scenery, dark forests, wild gorges and towering peaks. This is a "must do"; it was an unforgettable trip !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We caught the train on a Sunday to take us up into the mountains for a walk. We didn't realise that it was a special day at the Alpine Zoo and so the train was packed with families. The cog section was spectacular and general scenery lovely. Just one an hour though so do check times. Fortunately the stations we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had no idea what we were getting into. We took the Mont-Blanc Express to Chamonix Mont-Blanc. It's worth doing a little research so you know where to leave from and what time the trains leave. Once we got our tickets, it was very easy. Sit by the windows on the way up. We found both sides of the train... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The trip from Chamonix to Martigny requires a brief train change in Valorcine. This is definitely a train trip worth taking if you enjoy mountain views, plunging ravines & quiet villages scenes. The whole trip takes just over 90 minutes one way, even with the change in trains. Overall worth seeing!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The scenery is undoubtedly amazing and makes for a memorable journey. However, for a route that is marketed as one, it is inconvenient to have to change trains at Vallorcine. The Swiss section of the route is considerably better run than its French counterpart and the journey is more comfortable. When we used the trains for local journeys from Chamonix,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

On Saturday, 14th June 2014 we had the opportunity to be one of the first to travel from Vallorcine to Chamonix on the reopened train service. No more bus trip to Argentierre. There was a special celebration on the platform at Vallorcine to celebrate the reopening of this service as it has been some time since this was possible. Get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

While the first half of the journey is pretty scenic, the train currently isn't plying directly from Martigny to Chamonix Mont Blanc. We had to take a bus from a godforsaken station to another deserted station, plus the frequency of the bus as well as connecting train is bad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We started out in Lauterbrunnen in the morning, heading to Berne, Lausanne then Martigny. When we got to Martigny we looked for the platform and schedule which we found and were very confused by. It looked like the Mont Blanc train which we had read so much about was actually a train to Vallorcine then a full hour wait until... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

French side rail works that have been going on for some time makes this a long journey interrupted by bus journeys. Check to see if work is complete. Get to Chamonix early if you want to go up to Mont Blanc

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This was a really cool way of getting from Chamonix in France to Martigny in Switzerland. Instead of going to Geneva, I hopped on the bus from Chamonix Mont Blanc station (at present there is a bus that takes you from Chamonix to Vallorcine to reconnect with the train). It is incredibly cheap for the wonderful little trip it provides.... More 

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Address: Address: Rue de la Poste 3, Martigny 1920 , Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)27 721 68 40
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Martigny

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