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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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Picturesque ride

Modern, narrow gauge trains climb clinging to the valley sides and offer great views of the Trient valley.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern, narrow gauge trains climb clinging to the valley sides and offer great views of the Trient valley.

Thank Filisur
New Delhi, India
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

It is actually a combination of 2 trains: one running from St. Gervais to Vallorcine and the other from there to Martigny. The journey from Servoz to Vallorcine is free for hotel card holders but if you cross Vallorcine , you have to pay for the whole journey which is about Euro 58. You can buy if from sncf site... More 

Thank sjt49dtt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I travelled on the Mont Blanc Express from Martigny to Chamonix and return. It was a fantastic ride: the views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding Alps are breathtaking as this little train scrambles up impossibly steep mountainsides, clings to the edge of a precipitous valley and then burrows through the hills to reach Chamonix. It really is an experience... More 

3 Thank AvocetLondon
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Travelled from St-Gervais to Chamonix. Has been quite an experience with the gradients this train has to climb. Some lovely mountain views also, however, the scenery fades in comparison with what can be seen on Rhatische Bahn or Bernina Express.

Thank Elaine C
London, UK
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Whilst the scenery and journey are nice, our experience was rather ruined by stupid ticketing rules. As a lodger in the Chamonix Valley we had a card that stated that there is free use of the train between Servoz and Vallorcine. What it does not say is that if you go outside of this zone then you have to pay... More 

4 Thank MyopinionLondon
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

I used the train which was an 0810 departure with very few people on board. The train seemed new with good facilities for recreational equipment such as skies and mountain bikes. This train was far better gthan anything in the UK!

2 Thank AlanMichaelWard
Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Was my commuter train for a year and loved every ride in it!! A must do for anyone who likes trains and incredible mountain sceneries. Great way to get to Finhaut and hike down to Martigny or up to Emosson

1 Thank Dubalist
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A wonderful journey through the picturesque mountainside on a clean and comfortable train with panoramic views. Breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc massif as you approach Chamonix - probably the best part of the trip. Chamonix itself is lovely and well worth a visit, with lots of great bars, shops and cafes. Martigny is much quieter and probably not worth... More 

4 Thank Martin L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great trip we have taken from Martigny, Switzerland to Chamonix. The train goes through picturesque area of Col des Montets, Argentiere, Chamonix Valley, down to St Gervais.

2 Thank Mirosław Z
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I actually hitch hiked from Chamonix to Martigny but on the way back i took the very expensive, 22 Franc train across the border. It's almost one Franc per kilometre which is very unsettling. The ride is quite scenic and you can stop off at a lot of places along the way. Matrimony is a village in the valley so... More 

1 Thank scottplume

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