Geneva or Lausanne to Grand St Bernard Pass

MJG

New Member
Hi all,
Just started planning my August 2020 pilgrimage from Grand St Bernard Pass to Rome.
I will be flying into Geneva.
What is the best way to get to Grand St Bernard Pass using public transport and perhaps approximate costs?
Looking forward to your suggestions
cheers
Matt
 

David from Freo

New Member
Dear Matt,
Thanks for posting this. My wife and I (plus a couple of friends) of contemplating doing a similar walk -- St Bernards Pass to Rome -- but probably commencing late September this year. So I'd be interested too in any information provided in response to your post.
best wishes,
David
 

Galloglaigh

Member
If you want to work out where to get to from anywhere, try Rome2Rio.

Their answer to the question is here

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Geneva-Airport-GVA/Great-St-Bernard-Pass-Mountain

You go by train to Martigny or more likely Orsieres and take the Postbus

https://www.postauto.ch/en

If you decide to stop at Martigny, the Tourist office opposite McDonalds is very helpful and can arrange a taxi if you don't want to wait for the bus. Warning though, taxis and everything in Switzerland is $$$$ but it may be better than hanging around.
 

JabbaPapa

Member
On a different forum I might suggest just starting along on the lakeside section out of Lausanne, but well, it's not a different forum and that would be a significantly long extra chunk of the Way to add into your plans -- not to mention the probably hefty cost of doing so in Swiss Francs.
 

William Marques

Moderator
Staff member
If you want to work out where to get to from anywhere, try Rome2Rio.

Their answer to the question is here

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Geneva-Airport-GVA/Great-St-Bernard-Pass-Mountain

You go by train to Martigny or more likely Orsieres and take the Postbus

https://www.postauto.ch/en

If you decide to stop at Martigny, the Tourist office opposite McDonalds is very helpful and can arrange a taxi if you don't want to wait for the bus. Warning though, taxis and everything in Switzerland is $$$$ but it may be better than hanging around.
Galloglaigh is right. It is an easy journey from the station at Geneva Airport to Martigny and on to Orsieres. The bus from there leaves only twice a day as far as I can recall so you will probably have to stay somewhere the night unless you are lucky with your flight times.
 

Chrisy

New Member
Hi all,
Just started planning my August 2020 pilgrimage from Grand St Bernard Pass to Rome.
I will be flying into Geneva.
What is the best way to get to Grand St Bernard Pass using public transport and perhaps approximate costs?
Looking forward to your suggestions
cheers
Matt
Hi I think the best way is by train easy and quick about £15 .We walked from Lausanne to St Bernards pass last year. It is a really nice walk along the lake .All very expensive.All hotel nothing basic and not like the Spanish camino .
 
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