Fastest journey1hr 38m
Travelling from Chamonix to Martigny by train
Fast trains from Chamonix to Martigny take around 1 hour and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 26 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chamonix and Martigny.
Are there direct trains from Chamonix to Martigny?
Journeys between Chamonix and Martigny usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Chamonix to Martigny every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 28 departures.
How long is the train journey from Chamonix to Martigny?
The Chamonix to Martigny train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
What are the Chamonix to Martigny train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Martigny is usually scheduled to depart Chamonix around 07:54 and the last train is around 19:54. This is the same at the weekend.
When to book Chamonix to Martigny train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Chamonix to Martigny by train.
Which train companies operate between Chamonix and Martigny?
More than one train company operates on the route from Chamonix to Martigny, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Train Express Regional
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
The Mont-Blanc Express train from Chamonix to Martigny runs all year round and is the perfect way of travelling from France’s Haute-Savoie region to canton Valais in Switzerland. This is a narrow-gauge mountain railway which runs through very difficult terrain over the frontier, skirting the northern edge of the Mont Blanc massif along the way. Choose a fine day and you’ll be rewarded with some great mountain views. The journey is equally impressive in fierce winter weather.
Chamonix to Martigny
The name Mont-Blanc Express is a little misleading, for the wonderful ride from Chamonix to Martigny is hardly an express route. Sit on the right for the best views of the Alps as the train climbs up steeply towards the Swiss border. You’ll see several glaciers, including the Mer de Glace and the Glacier d’Argentière.
It is normally necessary to change trains at Vallorcine just before the French-Swiss border, but this is very easy. The trains connect perfectly and you merely need to cross the platform to the waiting train for the onward journey.