Price of train fare Chamonix to Rome

Old Dec 26th, 2007, 04:53 PM
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Price of train fare Chamonix to Rome

Hi, Can anyone help me with the train fare from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Rome? I have been on the sbb.ch site and it said a price wasn't available.
I am checking this out for my son and just want a rough idea so they can compare a rail journey to a flight.
Flight is of course is quicker and the rail trip is longer but more interesting and fun. They are looking for around January 10 and traveling with a group of friends.

Many thanks.
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Hi M,

Try http://www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html or www.railsaver.com

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Old Dec 26th, 2007, 05:07 PM
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Thanks Ira, just what I was looking for. I had forgotten about Railsaver.
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Old Dec 27th, 2007, 03:53 AM
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You are welcome, M
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Just for info : sbb (cff) is a Swiss railway site that I often find very useful even for International & non Swiss trains' timetable. However, it can give the prices only for domestic lines.
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Hi Maudie - Your cheapest route would probably be via Courmayeur (i.e. - taking the bus through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Aosta).

Trenitalia comes up with € 62 (2nd.cl) Aosta-Rome (- via Milan).
Journey time: 8 hrs
(- plus 2 hrs Chamonix-Aosta).

If I were you ... I'd fly.

Easyjet from Geneva, perhaps?
www.easyjet.com

Hope this helps ...

Steve
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Old Dec 27th, 2007, 06:54 AM
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another rail route would be Chamonix to Martigny, Switzerland - about 2 hrs and a very very dramatically scenic narrow-gauge train ride - one of the tops in Switzerland IMO

then get trains to Milan and onto Rome
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for the swiss route go to www.cisalpino.com

cisalpino is an Italian and Swiss railways subsidiary that runs most trains between Switzerland and Italy - some from Martigny may go direct to Florence for example

www.trenitalia.com for the Aosta/Pre St-Didier train links

www.sbb.ch for Swiss Railways, including Chamonix-Martigny
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Old Dec 27th, 2007, 12:56 PM
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Wow, thanks so much everyone that give them plenty of choice.
I did look into Easyjet for them too so they will have to make the decision, if I were me I would take the train, but then I love seeing the scenery.
Thanks again.
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For Easy Jet or other cheapie airlines they could leave from Geneva or Lyon, both not far by train and or bus in Geneva's case.
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