Genève / Geneva to Le Châble / Le Chable by train

The resort of Verbier is easily accessed by train from Geneve



From Genève/Geneva-Cornavin to Le Châble

Journey Summary

Travel Time
2hr 5min - 2hr 20min
Travel Information

This is a comparatively straightforward airport/city to ski resort by train transfer.
There isn't quite a connection in every hour during the day when setting off from Geneve, due to how the timetable is arranged for the TMR trains between Martigny and Le Châble.

The connecting time between trains in Martigny is usually around 7 mins, but this connection can usually be guaranteed.

To avoid booking tickets for the TMR train at Martigny station against the clock, you can book tickets for the end-to-end journey from Geneve to Le Châble with SBB; the ticket will include the SBB train and the TMR train.

14 x connections per day


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.

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.
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 Le Chable.

They can be used on;

  • the trains between Geneva Airport and Martigny
  • the trains between Martigny and Le Chable

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.

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Trainline Guide

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.

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 Martigny.

Final Destination: Brig

Connect at Martigny for TMR trains to Le Chable

The TMR station in Le Chable is adjacent to the cable car/gondola connection to Verbier.

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
Travelling between Vevey and Montreux Travelling 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 Martigny, 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.

Train 2

Le Châble / Le Chable (for Verbier)
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Le Châble

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLandscape (Hills / Mountains)

Good to Know

There is a departure from Martigny in in every hour during the day, but not at a regular time so there can be gaps of around 90 mins between trains.

Final Destination: Le Châble

The TMR station in Le Châble is steps away from the gondola cable car that can take you on to Verbier.

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