The trains get closer to Lake Geneva after Lausanne

Genève / Geneva to Aigle by train

Easy access by train to ski resorts in Valais

Take the train from Geneve to Aigle where connections are available into mountain railways which lead to the resorts of Champery, Diablerets and Leysin.



From Genève/Geneva-Cornavin to Aigle

Journey Summary

Travel Information

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


Booking Tickets:

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;

  • the trains between Geneva Airport and Aigle
  • the trains between Aigle and Champery, Diablerets and Leysin

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.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost

SBB Guide

SBB is the main national rail operator in Switzerland, but tickets for journeys by the other significant operators including BLS and SOB can be be booked on the SBB website.

SBB also sells tickets for journeys to many destinations which involve a combination of SBB trains and services provided by the many independent operators who serve the Alpine resort towns.
However, if you will be making a long-distance return day trip, look out for he possibility of SaverDay passes being cheaper than tickets.

Though if you download the SBB app, booking tickets on SBB's mobile services can be simper than using the website.
Also watch out for the fact that booking international tickets can be comparatively quirky.

Trainline *

Trainline Guide

Omio *

Omio Guide

Omio is an online ticket agency which offers tickets for rail journeys in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain.

The three key advantages of using Omio are

  • it offers prices in multiple currencies
  • it usually offers price comparison with other modes of travel including flights and buses
  • when visiting Europe, you can book journeys in multiple countries in one transaction.

The disadvantage of booking with Omio is that it often adds a booking fee to the final price; therefore when it does so without offering a price advantage, SMTJ doesn't tend to offer Omio as a booking option.

Happy rail *

Happy rail Guide

Happy Rail is a Netherlands rail ticket agency which sells tickets for both national and international journeys within a range of countries including Belgium France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland.

HappyRail doesn't charge booking fees in the conventional sense, but if you're not Dutch you can expect to pay additional transaction fees, which will be added to the total cost.
That's because the most common form of online payment used in The Netherlands is 'iDEAL' and HappyRail doesn't charge a transaction fee for 'iDEAL' payments, but only Dutch residents can sign up to 'iDEAL'.
Other forms of payment include Visa debit cards will incur a fee.

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLake views

Good to Know

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

The trains get closer to Lake Geneva after Lausanne The trains get closer to Lake Geneva after Lausanne
Approaching Vevey station, looking right Approaching Vevey station, looking right
Between Vevey and Montreux Between Vevey and Montreux
Travelling by the shore of the lake south of Montreux Travelling by the shore of the lake south of Montreux
Face forwards on the right to see the best of the views Face forwards on the right to see the best of the views
On the right you can't miss seeing the Chateau Chillon On the right you can't miss seeing the Chateau Chillon

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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