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“Check the train is going all the way.............” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mont-Blanc Express

Mont-Blanc Express
Rue de la Poste 3, Martigny 1920 , Switzerland
+41 (0)27 721 68 40
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Ranked #4 of 5 attractions in Martigny
Type: Scenic Railroads
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London, United Kingdom
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“Check the train is going all the way.............”
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 though was very scenic & best to sit on the left hand side to Chamonix & the right hand side coming back.
A one off experience & an expensive one.

Visited August 2012
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Solihull UK
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“Just remember to sit on the correct side of train”
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

Visited June 2012
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“Wonderful trip”
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 transportation.

For pictures and historical information (in French for now), please see http://train-mont-blanc.fr/balade/

Visited August 2011
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Chelmsford
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“The little red wonder!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

These trains are brilliant! The service is second to none but beware as the upgrade programe is in full swing there are no trains this summer!

Visited March 2012
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Riga, Latvia
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“Fantastic scenery journey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

After living in Switzerland for couple of years it is obvious that Switzerland has mny mountains and prices are expensive.

And Mont-Blanc Express is not exception, HOWEVER IT IS WORTH IT!

We went there in middle of February when mountains are covered with snow and journey becoems exicting when you are railing next to the edge of a cliff.

Journey from Martginy - Vallorcine(French part where you would normally have connection) was less crowded compare to the otehr part of the trip Vallorcine-St Gervais

Visited February 2012
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