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
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;
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 Martigny.
Final Destination: Brig
Connect at Martigny for TMR trains to Le Chable
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.
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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