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“mont blanc express train” 5 of 5 stars
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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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London, United Kingdom
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“mont blanc express train”
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. It was under £15 to get all the way to Martigny in Switzerland if you pay full price. I had an interrail pass for Switzerland so the trip from Chamonix to Martigny cost all of 10.30 euros for me (one-way). A bargain. It was a stunning ride on a single track. Amazing engineering and you are so close to the rock faces etc some of the time. Absolutely brilliant. If you just wanted a day trip you could go there and back and have lunch in Martigny and return either to Chamonix or to St Gervais Fayet which also has some interesting things to do (hot mineral baths). In Martigny there is a very good creperie just a short walk down the road opposite the station.

Visited February 2013
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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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“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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