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Lovely Train Journey

A truly delightful experience with beautiful scenery and wonderful mountain vistas renown for being... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Walsall, United Kingdom
take the train

To travel up and down the valley Saint Gervais to Chamonix and Martigny the best way is to take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tony b
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

A truly delightful experience with beautiful scenery and wonderful mountain vistas renown for being one of the best railway journeys in the Alps beginning in the small Swiss town of Martigny and terminating in Chamonix.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To travel up and down the valley Saint Gervais to Chamonix and Martigny the best way is to take the train. Free with a guest pass from the hotels.

Thank tony b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We left Martigny to first climb above the Rhone Valley (it's a cog railway), offering a fantastic view, followed by beautiful mountain landscape, to first arrive to our first stop, where we spent the night. The day after was even more beautiful, between Les Marecottes...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

These Chamonix valley/Switzerland trains are tremendous. Reliable, smooth-running and going through stunning scenery, they’re a joy.

Thank Emyr1
Reviewed 12 August 2018

***I took the Mont Blanc Express from Martigny to Chamonix, France. At the Martigny Train Station, the MBE will show up on a separate track #40 or 41 just for MBE. Steep climbs at times. You may want to have your camera ready for the...More

1  Thank D M
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful way to get to Switzerland from France, or vice versa. Comfortable, great scenery, not that expensive (for these parts). Worth doing.

Thank Squizzynet
Reviewed 2 July 2018

A great train trip from Chamonix, France to Martigny, Switzerland in 1.5hrs. Very scenic trip with a super steep descent into Switzerland with the help of rack and pinion. The whole trip can be done within 4 hrs unless a stay in Martigny is envisaged....More

5  Thank BoneandBtwo
Reviewed 5 September 2017

What a great trip! Slow train ride but with big picture windows you can appreciated the unfolding landscape. Beautiful scenery and great views of Mont Blanc before Vallorcine and afterwards high on the mountainside with the villages passing on the left. Coming into Martigny hesteep...More

3  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

It is unlikely you will have an experience like ours but then again you just might. Some points. It is not an express, travelling about 30kph. It is 2 identical looking trains one Swiss and one French. There is usually 14 minutes connection time between...More

18  Thank SandJ2014
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I have only the best experience from Mont Blanc Express! If you travel a lot in Switzerland, I recommend you to buy Swiss Travel Pass, which you can use also for Mont Blanc Express. We started in Martigny (beautiful town) and went to Chamonix in...More

3  Thank Lenka P
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Carey B
1 July 2018|
Response from Tripmeister2010-10 |
I dont think so. Early snowfall might make it impossible, you better check by the Tourist Office your possibilities.
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Nadeem K
11 March 2017|
Response from Frédéric C |
A place not to miss is for sure Gruyères. An historical village with a burgund castle, close to the Moléson moutain. A small mountain with summer attractions for children. You can also find there typical chalet restaurants... More
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Mt Blanc Express consists of two trains , St Gervis- Vallorcine and Vallorcine- Martigny.Mt Blanc Express operates through out the year but at certain times, part of the route beyond Vallorcine at French border is covered by... More