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Travelling from Paris to Martigny by train
Fast trains from Paris to Martigny take around 4 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 470 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Martigny.
Are there direct trains from Paris to Martigny?
Journeys between Paris and Martigny usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Paris to Martigny every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
How long is the train journey from Paris to Martigny?
The Paris to Martigny train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
What are the Paris to Martigny train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Martigny is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 07:07 and the last train is around 22:42. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 07:54, and the last at 18:12.
When to book Paris to Martigny train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Paris to Martigny by train.
Which train companies operate between Paris and Martigny?
More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Martigny, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
It is a very easy journey by train from Paris to Martigny (for the Swiss ski resort of Verbier). The journey starts with a fast run south from Paris on a TGV Lyria directly to Lausanne, where you change onto an InterRegio train for the short onward hop to Martigny.
On Saturdays in the winter sports season, there is even one TGV Lyria train which runs directly from Paris to Martigny. It’s not quicker, but it’s popular with skiers who don’t want the hassle of changing trains in Lausanne. This special ski train (branded TGV Lyria des Neiges) has a breakfast-time departure from Paris with a late afternoon return run from Martigny back to the French capital.
There are alternative routings from Paris to Martigny via Geneva, which are a shade slower than the normal Lausanne route, but they do usefully plug a few gaps in the timetable.
Paris to Lausanne
Comfortable TGV Lyria trains serve the 480-km Paris to Lausanne route. These trains depart from the Gare de Lyon in the French capital and terminate at the main station in Lausanne, from where it is just five minutes on the Metro to either the city centre or down to the shores of Lake Geneva.
The journey starts with a high-speed dash to Dijon. The train then traverses increasingly hilly country on its way through the Jura to the Swiss border. Once in Switzerland, it takes just 35 minutes to reach Lausanne. There are normally four trains each day on this route, and the journey time is 3 hrs 40 mins. An extra train on certain days takes a completely different route, running via Mâcon and Geneva. It takes over four hours.
Lausanne to Martigny
Swiss InterRegio trains run every half hour from Lausanne to Martigny. Local journeys of less than an hour just don’t get any better than this. Leaving Lausanne, the railway skirts the beautiful Lavaux wine-growing region. Look out for great views across the lake to the Alps beyond. Just after leaving Montreux there is a fine view of the fortress of Château de Chillon. The route then follows the Rhône Valley upstream to Martigny. Trains make three to five intermediate stops on the 55-minute journey from Lausanne to Martigny.