About getting to Verbier by Train
Going by train is arguably the most relaxing way to get to Verbier, although it does take a while longer than other travel methods. It's also a more an eco-friendly way to travel and you can sit back and relax whilst someone else does the driving. Take time to have a snooze, read a book, catch up on work; the only thing you have to consider is which stations to change at along the way.
The nearest station mainline train station for Verbier is Martigny which is 25km away but from here you can pick up a connection on a local train to Le Châble at the bottom of the hill leading up into Verbier.
If you're travelling from the UK, it's possible to catch the Eurostar to Paris and then take one of the high speed TGV Lyria trains on to Martigny. High speed trains mean that the journey time is pretty short - it takes around 2 hours 15 to get to Paris and then a further 5-6 hours to get to Martigny. From there it's only half an hour on a local train to get to Le Chable.
There are a few changes of trains involved in getting to Verbier from the UK, your journey would look like this; London St Pancras to Paris Nord on Eurostar > Paris Lyon to Lausanne on TGV > Lausanne to Martigny on a regional train > Martigny to Le Chable, also on a regional train. Total journey time around 8 hours depending on connections. You will need to verify check in times and transfers from station to station on each leg of the journey, allowing yourself enough time to make each of the connections.
If you're travelling from Geneva airport to Verbier, it's easy to hop onto the train as the station is in the same building as the arrivals hall. It's signposted all the way and only takes around 5 minutes to walk from one to the other. Once on the train you'll change once in Martigny and arrive in Le Chable around 2 hours 30 minutes later. If you've arrived into the centre of Geneva, the main train station (Cornavin) is easy to locate and can be reached easily on foot, by taxi or on one of the local buses. Cornavin is a few stops down the line from Geneva airport so you'll also connect in Martigny and then onto Le Chable.
The fastest train from Zurich airport to Le Chable involves two changes, firstly at Visp and then at Martigny. This journey takes four hours.
Find timetables and ticket prices for the whole Swiss rail network.
Eurostar is the high-speed passenger train from London to Paris & London to Brussels, which travels via the Channel Tunnel. Not to be confused with Eurotunnel, the company which owns the Channel Tunnel whose car-carrying trains shuttle road vehicles across the Channel.
Run by Eurostar International Limited, the company is owned by SNCF French Railways (55%), SNCB Belgian Railways (5%) & 40% originally by the UK government but now sold to overseas investors. Eurostar carries passengers, not cars. You can also get a train to Geneva, but with one change, that takes approximately 6-7 hours.
Eurotunnel provides a quick and simple method to get you and your car from England to France and then onto Switzerland. From Folkestone to Calais in only 35 minutes, it is the fastest way to get across (or under) the English Channel. There are around four departures every hour - book early to get the best prices. If you are travelling with your bike, then see our Cycling Guide for information on taking you bike on the train.
Location: Verbier Region