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Need help going from Chamonix to Murren

I was using https://www.rome2rio.com/ to inquire about how to get from Chamonix, France to Murren, Switzerland, and to get an estimate of the cost.

I plan to go back to the Lauterbrunnen Area after our "Alpine My Way" tour ends in Chamonix in September. I was happy with the details that rome2rio was giving me for the means of transportation, the legs in the itinerary, and the cost of each leg, until I read what it had to say about the last leg. Here are the details I got:
1. From Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Le Chatelard-Frontiere by French Railways, $6
2. From Le Chatelard-Frontiere to Martigny by Swiss Railways, $9
3. From Martigny to Brig by Swiss Railways, $27
4. From Brig to Murren by car (!), between $18 and $26.

Can someone who has experienced traveling from Chamonix to Murren please shed some light? Is there no train or cable car that transports people from Brig to Murren? I do not plan on renting a car, or taking a taxi for this last leg of my journey. Thank you for helping.

Posted by
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jo_pie try it on the SBB website. A different route, but still several changes. The last stage (to Mürren) always involves at least one cable car. No autos allowed in Mürren anyway.

Posted by
437 posts

It is so odd that Rome2Rio is routing by way of Brig! I think that is a a bug.

When I enter Chamonix to Lauterbrunnen the route makes more sence, no car segment.

Posted by
806 posts

What ever routing site you are using, I would drop it and find a better one. Brig is on the wrong side of the Jungfrau and some of the other highest mountains in Switzerland. You want to be routed through Interlaken which is on a main line. I just looked up traveling from Brig to Lauterbrunnen (gateway to Murren) on Google maps and the do show frequent local trains that cover the trip in a bit over an hour-and-a-half.

The thought that your routing source indicated that you could hire a car that will take you on a 2-hour, 65 mile, trip for only $26 raises a question as to how much of the rest of their information is sheer phantasm.

Posted by
82 posts

My husband & I are also going to Murren after the Alpine My Way Tour that ends Sept 25 th. If you use the sbb website it will give you the route : Chamonix-- Le Chatelard-- Martigny--Visp--Spiez--Interlaken--Lauterbrunnen--Murren. It takes approx 5 hours with about 6 changes. The first leg from Chamonix to Le Chatelard is by bus from sept 21 - Oct 9 due to construction on the rail line - not sure when you are going. I cannot bring up a fare on that website but if you use the Rick Steves map it looks like it will be approx $110 US. We are likely going to buy the Swiss Pass & this journey would be covered on that pass. Hope that helps.

Posted by
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Thank you, everyone, for your help. I will look again, armed with information from you all. Our tour ends in Chamonix on Sept 18.