Final Destination: Brig
Connect at Visp for MGB trains to Zermatt.
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 to Visp.
So these trains usually depart from the main station in Geneve 10 mins after they have departed from Geneve-Aeroport.
The first train to leave in each hour is usually faster because it makes fewer station calls, but on Monday-Friday between 16:00 and 18:15, all the departures make these fewer station calls.
Note that the EC trains that call at Brig on their route to Italy, don't also stop at Visp.
Double-deck trains now operate many of the departures on this route.
2 x trains per hour
Online bookings usually open: up to 60 days ahead of the travel date
Book early and save: Yes, If you book Supersaver tickets, you may need to search through the departures to find these 'Supersaver' tickets using the ‘earlier’ and ‘later’ buttons.
If you will be making a day trip to Visp from Geneva, be open to the possibility that Saver Day Passes may be a cheaper option than booking return ticketsl; particularly if you will be travelling on beyond Visp to the likes of Andermatt or Zermatt.
Seat reservations are not available on the IR trains between Geneve and Visp.
To Saas-Fee and Saas-Grund:
SBB will sell tickets for the end2end journey which includes the train to Visp and the bus on to Saas-Fee or Saas-Grund.
Travelling with a rail pass:
Rail pass users can jump on any train, without having to make reservations.
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To Saas-Fee and Saas-Grund:
Also connect at Visp for the bus to Saas-Fee via Saas Grund, route 511 serves both resorts and departs from the forecourt outside the Sud (main) exit at Visp station.
Route 511 departs every 30 mins during the day and the connecting time between the arrival of the train and departure of the bus is usually around 15 mins, so it should be a stress-free transfer.
The bus journey to Saas-Grund takes 40 mins to Saas-Fee takes 52 mins - route 511 makes multiple stops in both resorts.
This north to south route through Switzerland tends to be eclipsed by other routes through the Alps, but the scenery is very pleasant for virtually the entire trip!
After Lausanne there are some great views over Lake Geneva; from the right hand side of the train, when facing the direction of travel.
So if they're available, a forward facing window seat on the right will provide the optimum views on this journey.
Then between Sion and Visp, the train threads through valleys lined with vineyards...
...the video was filmed from a train travelling in the opposite direction, but it gives a great idea of what to expect on this journey.
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