Trains in the Chamonix Valley
Discover the beautiful region of the Mont Blanc and the Trient valley by train.
Ride on a smooth, comfortable train through spectacular Alpine scenery.
The train runs from the early morning hours until the late evening.
The Mont Blanc Express SNCF trains run from the French station of St Gervais/Le Fayet with a steep climb to the Chamonix valley, through the length of the Chamonix valley, then on through the Montroc Tunnel to a high point near le Buet in the Vallorcine valley.
The excitement continues above a stunning precipice towards the Trient valley. Another tunnel marks the beginning of the final descent into the Rhône valley and the town of Martigny, Switzerland.
Along the line there are a number of stations. The main station is in the centre of Chamonix and provides access to the Montenvers tourist train to the Mer de Glace.
You can access the Tramway du Mont Blanc in Le Fayet or from the Bellevue cable car in Les Houches.
Tramway du Mont Blanc
The Mont-Blanc Tramway is another gem of the Haute Savoie region. A small rail car winds its way up from St. Gervais to the Nid D'Aigle (the Eagles Nest).
This train is popular with climbers on their way to climb Mont Blanc.
Fantastic views of the Bionnassay Glacier and the open ground of Prarion and Mont Lachat make this a summertime must!
Check out the timetable, dates and rates for the Tramway du Mont Blanc.
The Montenvers Train and Mer de Glace
The Montenvers Train departs from it's own station next to the main station in Chamonix.
This old furnicular climbs a steep track to a stunning vantage point above the Mer de Glace. From here, views of Les Grandes Jorasses and the Les Drus are exceptional.
From the top station at Montenvers walk down to the glacier and into an ice grotto. There are many walking tracks down to valley floor and traverses along the mountains to Plan de l'Aiguille.
SNCF Valley Schedule
There is a famous mountain train service that runs from Le Fayet, at the bottom of the Chamonix Valley, all the way through Chamonix and Argentiere, over / through the Col des Montets and Forclaz and down the other side into Martigny in Switzerland.
Timetables for the Chamonix Valley Train (.pdf format - requires adobe acrobat reader) - download here the Chamonix Train timetables from 29th June 2013 to 1st September 2013.
Chamonix - Martigny: The Mont Blanc Express
Take the Mont Blanc Express from Martigny and arrive to the bottom of the Mont Blanc, in Chamonix.
This beautiful rail road takes you through some of the more amazing views that you ever seen.
Here all the info on the Chamonix - Martigny train timetables from 19 to 27 Oct 2013 and from 9 Nov to 14 Dec 2013.
Check out on Chamonix - Martigny train timetables from 28 Oct to 8 Nov 2013.
For more information:
Timetables and schedules of the Chamonix Valley Trains:
- 36 35
- 0860 36 10 10
- +33 892 35 35 35
- Gare de Martigny +41 (0)2 77 21 68 40