www.leshouches.com/pdf/sncf-mai-2014.pdf from chamonix.com/…en.html has the schedule for May of 2014 (only available in french). We are trying to get from Chamonix to Martigny that morning. We will be starting to use our swiss pass that day.
I'm having trouble deciphering this schedule. I know there is construction occurring somewhere on this journey, however I'm not sure why they released a special May version of the schedule. What is changing?
Our plan is to leave Chamonix on the 30th of May and get to Martigny as easily as possible. Do these trains leave from the main train station in Chamonix? Can I use my swiss pass starting in France (I've read you can, but I'm not sure how to do that?).
How intuitive is the change from the train --> bus --> train? Is there a chance of boarding the wrong transport? How much longer does this delay extend the trip?
I apologize for all the questions. I truly tried to do my research on this one but some of the answers online leave me more flabbergasted. Thank you!