Take the train from Geneve to Aigle where connections are available into mountain railways which lead to the resorts of Champery, Diablerets and Leysin.
Final Destination: Brig
Connect at Aigle for TPC trains on three separate routes to the ski resorts of Champery, Les Diablerets and Leysin - trains depart hourly from Aigle on all three routes.
Heading to Leysin and Les Diablerets:
The trains that usually depart Geneve-Aeroport at 20 mins passed the hour and Geneve main station at 30 mins passed the hour have the quickest connection at Aigle into the TPC trains on to Leysin and Les Diablerets.
The TPC station in Les Diablerets is a 5 min wallk from the base station of the gondola lift up to Iseanau.
The journey between Aigle and Les Diablerets takes 45 - 55 minutes.
The ski lifts in Leysin are a 5 -10 min walk from the terminal/final station at Leysin-Feydey, don't leave trains at Leysin-Village station if you will be heading direct to the slopes.
The journey to Leysin-Feydey takes around 35 mins.
Heading to Champery:
If you're heading on to Champery the best connection in Aigle is from the trains that usually depart Geneve-Aeroport at 02 mins past the hour and Geneve main station at 12 mins past the hour.
The TPC station in Champery is directly adjacent to the base station for the gondola lift up to the slopes at Croix de Culet.
The journey between Aigle and Champery takes around 55mins - 1hr.
2 x trains per hour
Tickets can be booked online for this end-to-end journey from 60 days ahead.
‘Point-to-Point' tickets can be used on any train(s) on your travel date, but they tend to be comparatively expensive.
On to Champery, Diablerets and Leysin:
Supersaver tickets are cheaper, the portion of the journey by the SBB train can be discounted by up to 50%, but these tickets are train departure specific.
So if you book a Supersaver ticket and a flight delay etc, causes you to miss a train you are booked on to, you will have to book another full-price ‘Point-to-Point ticket(s).
You can then apply for a refund of the Supersaver ticket, but the application costs CHF 10.
Hence it’s worth comparing the ticket price of a journey with the prices of the Saver Day Passes; they might save you money and can also allow for a less stressful journey.
Using Saver Day Passes:
A Saver Day Pass may save you money, particularly if you can book ahead when the cheaper rates will still be available.
They can be cheaper than tickets for the end-to-end journey, particularly if you will be making a day return trip between Geneve and Champery, Diablerets and Leysin.
They can be used on;
They are not train specific, so can still be used in the event of a journey to Switzerland being delayed.
Though as they’re only valid for one day’s travel, the clue is the name, so if you will be travelling back on another date, you’ll need to purchase another Saver Day Pass for your return journey.
Saver Day Passes are also (much) cheaper if you book online in advance.
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These trains on IR route 90 commence their journeys at Geneve-Aeroport station, it takes the trains around 5 mins to travel from there to the main station in Geneve, before they then head off towards Aigle
A plus of the fact that seat reservations aren't available on these trains between Geneve and Aigle is that when boarding, you can choose your seat(s).
Those facing forwards on the right (when facing the direction of travel) have the best views.
The highlight of the journey is between Lausanne and Villeneuve (to the south of Montreux), when the train travels on or near the shores of Lake Geneva.
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