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Mont-Blanc Express

Rue de la Poste 3, Martigny 1920 , Switzerland
+41 (0)27 721 68 40
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Martigny
Type: Scenic Railroads
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- Aug 18, 2014
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Canberra, Australia
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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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South East Wales
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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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We chose to take the Mont-Blanc Express to Chamonix from Martigny rather than drive but had we known that it stopped at Le Chatelard & we were all shuffled off onto a bus, we would have driven. There were no staff at Le Chatelard to assist with when & which bus we were to take, confusion rained. The half trip... More

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Solihull UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

OK, up to Chamonix, sit on the left, down back to Martigny, grab a right seat. Note that at present, there is a bus service from Le Chatelard to Chamonix. This should stop by December 2012

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

With this train you'll have wonderful views all the way from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet (France) to Martigny (Switzerland), via Chamonix. Note that for people staying in the Servoz / Les Houches / Chamonix / Argentière / Vallorcine area in France, local trips between Servoz and Vallorcine are free. So in addition to its scenic route, this railway is very convenient for local... More

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