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      jungfraujoch ticket

      Switzerland Aug 6, 2015 at 2:48 AM

      we have found the train ticket from wengen to grindelwald by online system which the ticket price is chf 88.5 with swiss half fare card.

      Is it the same price if we buy it through internet in advance or buy it in person at the station?

      I will take this train at 15 August.

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      Swiss Train Pass

      Switzerland Aug 2, 2015 at 4:18 AM

      Pass is for 4 days and 8 days, question is are they continuous or specified days.,like marked the date of use on the pass. Thanks

    • One day in Locarno area, what shouid I give up?

      Locarno Aug 1, 2015 at 8:20 AM

      I hope my whole Q will show.. Each time I write they are cut in the middle.
      On a 2 weeks trip to North Italy we have a few nights in Verbania on maggiore lake.
      I had in mind spending one day in Locarno area, I think my plan is too hectic; I need your suggestions what to give up…
      Travel from Verbania to Locarno – continue to Verzassca valley, till Sonogno at the end and back – with some stops to tour the valley , but not long walks.
      Then return lo Locarno, go to Madonna del Sasso by funicular or by car (is it possible? Is there a parking?) Continue to Cardada and maybe Cimeta stations, enjoy the view, maybe make short hikes, return to the Church and explore it, then descend to the city and take the Centovalley Train route but do it by car,,,up to Domodossola, and from there return to Verbania.,
      The original plan was to take the train to Sta Maria Maggiore and back, but I read recommendations of doing it by car, easier to stop at any village and tour around without waiting for the train, and in the end returning directly to Verbania. No need to do the way back again to Locarno. The driver is a very good one.
      This whole plan is more than 4 hours by google maps, it might be too much for one day so :
      Shall I give up Verzasca ?
      Give up the Madonna del Sasso or the Cardada (we'll have plenty of funicular and high mountains in Italy)
      Centovalley road?
      If I shall do it , by car or by train…if I choose train I certainly need to cut other places, it will take a cupple of hours.
      Visit Ascona instead of some other place?

      I'm not going to purchase the swiss permit for motorways, so take that in count. (it's not worth for a cupple of hours) I can't go on motorways – and I sure hope I didn't plan a road including them , I thought I didn't.
      The area norther of Verbania Villa Taranto, Cannobio, Santa Ana canyon is for another's day plan.

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      Outlet mall in Switzerland

      Switzerland Aug 28, 2015 at 1:24 AM

      Hi, I read about Foxtown in Lugano. Is that the biggest and best outlet mall in Switzerland?
      Looking for opinion whether there are good deals throughout the year (especially winter time)

      Is it walking distance from a train station? I checked the website - it says reachable via train, but not sure if from the station to the mall it is very near?

      Thank you

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      Lucerne lake cruise

      Lucerne Aug 12, 2015 at 1:48 AM

      Hallo. Pls do you have any personal experience on lake cruise at Lucerne lake? As a round short trip I found two options and I don't know which is more scenery. The one is Lucerne-Alpnachstad and the other Lucerne-–Küssnacht am Rigi. Both last 2 hours. And there are also 2 shorter ones, up to Meggen (1,30h) and the other to Kastanienbaum (1h). Thank you.

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      Langmatt museum

      Baden Aug 9, 2015 at 6:53 AM

      Hallo. Do you know if there is a parking area at the Langmatt museum for our car? Is it open space or should we look for sth private? Thanks.

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      Itenary for 10 days - first trip to Switzerland

      Switzerland Aug 28, 2015 at 1:00 AM

      Hello, exploring a possibility of a 10 day trip to Switzerland in mid November.

      How cold will it be - any advise on what to pack?

      Is it better to take the train or rent a car? How is driving conditions?

      Any views on the following itenary?

      Option A
      Day 1 - Arrive Geneva (overnight Geneva)
      Day 2 - Explore Lausanne and Montreaux - Chateau de Chillon (overnight Lausanne)
      Day 3 - Go to Bern in the morning, explore Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 4 - Rest and relax Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 5 - Head to Interlaken (overnight interlaken)
      Day 6 - Head to Luzern (overnight Luzern)
      Day 7 - Head to Zurich (overnight Zurich)
      Day 8 - Board Bernina Express - Chur to Tirano (day trip on train) (possibly overnight Tirano)
      Day 9 - Explore Lugano (overnight Lugano)
      Day 10 - Train onward to Milan, fly out from Milan

      Option B
      Day 1 - Arrive Geneva (overnight Geneva)
      Day 2 - Explore Lausanne and Montreaux - Chateau de Chillon (overnight Lausanne)
      Day 3 - Train to Tirano (day trip on train) (possibly overnight Tirano)
      Day 4 - Explore Lugano (overnight Lugano)
      Day 5 - Bernina Express up to Chur (overnight Chur)
      Day 6 - Head to Luzern (overnight Luzern)
      Day 7 - Go to Bern in the morning, explore Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 8 - Rest and relax Bern (overnight Bern)
      Day 9 - Head to Zurich (overnight Zurich)
      Day 10 - Fly out Zurich the following day

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      Traveling from India

      Switzerland Aug 23, 2015 at 1:36 AM

      I am traveling with a family of 4 to Switzerland and London. We will arrive to Zurich and do sightseeing for 5 days and will have to come to London and back to India.

      I seek help from members to plan my visit. It is going to be 5th of December to 12th.


    • Train Ticket Prices in Switzerland

      Switzerland Aug 10, 2015 at 2:28 AM

      I've been trying to find train ticket prices in Switzerland.
      All I get from google are the train ticket booking companies, not the Swiss rail company itself.
      We are travelling to Switzerland for the first time at the end of this month. We will not pre book our train tickets as recommended.
      It would be good to have some idea of the train ticket prices. Geneva to Interlaken via Montreux. Interlaken to Luzern etc.
      Rail Europe quoted Geneva to Interlaken for $270 2nd class for 2 adult flexi fare. Is this what we expect to pay?
      Does anyone know the website for Swiss rail?
      Thank you.

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      Schaffhausen Switzerland to and from Konstanz Germany

      Switzerland Aug 5, 2015 at 3:36 AM

      Can the Swiss train Pass be used from Schaffhausen to Konstanz Germany and return ?. .Thanks.

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      Swiss rail pass 1st or 2nd class?

      Switzerland Aug 26, 2015 at 10:49 AM

      My sister and I shall be staying in Luzern from 30/9 to 6/10, and then take the William Tell express to Lugano from where we shall move on to Como for another week. During our stay in Luzern we shall do daytrips to Mt Pilatus, maybe Zurcich or Bern and other smaller towns in the area. We really intend to use trains, boats and other forms of public transport daily. I plan to buy Swiss rail passes for 8 consescutive days. 1st class is so much more expensive. I have always travelled 2nd class in Europe and found it to be quie acceptable. I read with the boats only 1st class can sit on the top deck. Is this enough reason to pay double for 1st class? The only days we shall have luggage with us, is the 30th when we shall take the train from the airport to Luzern, and the last day, on the William Tell express to Lugano.

    • What to do April 30-May 2nd

      Grindelwald Aug 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

      What is there to do in Grindelwald end of April and beginning of May?

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      Things to Do in Interlaken

      Interlaken Aug 5, 2015 at 5:54 AM

      Hello, I am travelling to Interlaken from 15-20 Aug with My Family 3 Kids (9,8,2). Please advise how can i maximize the stay. Recommendations are welcome. My plan as per research is,

      1. Jungfru. 16th
      2. Lake Thun and Harder Kalem 17th
      3. Titlis 18th
      4. Geneva 19th Ppls say Watches and Chocolates are good there.
      5. 20th to Zurich for Flight

      I will enter Switzerland from Berns. People Recommended me to take Kids Card 30 CFH. That will make their travel free. Please Advise Whats the best travel tickets we can take.



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      Schaffhausen Aug 9, 2015 at 6:07 AM

      Hallo. The Rheinfall site says that in order to visit the north bank (Neuhausen) it is free and that you only pay for parking your car or, of course, if you take an activity.
      As for the south bank it says about 5 CHF/person entrance fee but no charge for parking.
      Is the 5 CHF an entrance fee to the area of the bank or to the building of Schloss Laufen?
      Actually we would like to have some good free of charge views of the falls and take the boat to the basin. We are not at all interested in the Schloss and if the charge of 5 CHF/per person is for the entrance to the south bank, we will drive straight to the north bank although arriving from Winterthur. Nevertheless as far as I can understand the views are better from the north bank. Any help? Thank you.

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      Transport - Interlaken to Luzern

      Switzerland Aug 28, 2015 at 12:40 AM

      I checked the train routes from Interlaken to Luzern it seem funny that google would give me this route all the time - Interlaken to Luzern via Bern. Is there no direct train from Interlaken to Luzern?

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      Glacier Express or Bernina Express?

      Switzerland Aug 22, 2015 at 12:19 PM

      If I would only choose to do 1 of the above, which one do you recommend? First time in Switzerland.
      I read in detail reviews of both but could not decide. Also for either of them, do you recommend northbound or southbound in winter time? I am planning for a trip tentatively in November. Thanks!

    • Can I see Mont Blanc from Geneva?

      by JeniandPat Online Now Jul 4, 2015 at 4:04 AM

      I'm travelling to Switzerland for a month in September. I am hoping to see as many Mountains as possible on my trip. I get to spend a day in Geneva and I want very much to see Mont Blanc but I don't have time on the tour to do a separate day trip to Mont Blanc. Can you tell me if I can see Mont Blanc and where is the best place to see the mountain.
      Any replies would be wonderful. Thanks

      4 Answers Jul 4, 2015 at 1:03 PM
    • Can I make an 11 minute transfer?

      by chelle8515 Online Now Jun 23, 2015 at 1:56 PM

      I am traveling from Florence to Paris and the shortest option is through Geneva - but the transfer is only 11 minutes. I am not familiar with this train station. Is that enough time to transfer onto the high-speed train?

      5 Answers Jun 23, 2015 at 11:00 PM
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      From French sector to Swiss Railway station at Airport

      by jacquisuiza Online Now Jun 2, 2015 at 11:52 AM

      We will rent a car in France and drive to Geneva. To avoid international one way fare we would like to drop the car off at the French sector of the airport. Can we go to the Swiss sector to catch a train to Berne? I read the officials FAQ and studied the maps but do not come to an answer. They only describe the reverse case.

      4 Answers Jun 3, 2015 at 5:21 AM
    • In Transit at Geneve Cointrin

      by edsydney Online Now May 16, 2015 at 5:05 PM

      Hi Geneva, We have 5 hours in transit at Geneve Cointrin Airport, arriving 4.30pm-9.35pm departure, Would it be possible/viable/worthwhile to leave the airport and do a quick city overview ?? If so where would you recommend and which mode of transport would you suggest ? Your help appreciated Ed

      7 Answers May 18, 2015 at 11:52 AM
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      Geneva Airport to Interlaken

      by TooTallFinn24 Online Now Apr 29, 2015 at 9:25 AM

      Flying tomorrow to Geneva. Can I take a train on May 1st from the Geneva Airport to Interlaken in the morning then transfer to Murren? Or do I have to go into Geneva to pick up a train. Mu internet connection here in Slovakia is having a difficulty picking up the Swiss Rail site. Many thanks fellow VTers.

      4 Answers Apr 30, 2015 at 10:39 AM
    • clothing advice

      by SSSSKGN Online Now Mar 5, 2015 at 8:35 PM

      i am from the caribbean and used to warmth. i am to travel to Geneva in May, what types of clothes should i pack?

      4 Answers Mar 13, 2015 at 6:12 AM
    • Holiday in Switzerland & Heidelberg, Germany

      by ewoonyl Online Now Feb 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM

      My family (2 seniors, 2 adults, 2 kids) will be arriving in Frankfurt airport from Malaysia on 30 May early morning. We plan to take a direct train from Frankfurt to Geneva on the same day.

      My queries are as follows:-

      1. Is it cheaper and better to buy the DB bahn tickets for Frankfurt - Geneva or use the swiss pass?

      2. We will be staying in Geneva from 30 May - 3 June (4 nights). We plan to buy the 8 day swiss pass.

      Then after that, we will be going to Grindelwald for 5 nights.

      We will leave Grindelwald early morning on 8 June (maybe make a stop in Spiez) to Heidelberg.

      Should I use the swiss pass from Grindelwald to Basel, then buy a train ticket to Heidelberg. If I buy SBB, do I get a discount (with my swiss pass) for Basel-Heidelberg.

      Or should I not use the swiss pass and instead buy a direct train ticket? This is because on our last day, we won't have much time to visit museums and do much.

      Sorry, I'm a bit confused .

      Thanks so much for your help!

      Warmest Regards.

      Elaine & family

      6 Answers Feb 10, 2015 at 1:19 AM
    • Looking for China Town in or close to Geneva, Switzerland

      by AnneDO Online Now Dec 17, 2014 at 11:52 PM

      Good morning,
      Looking for China town in Geneva or close to? Any tip to share?
      Thank you per advance.

      1 Answer Feb 17, 2015 at 7:02 AM
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      Best things to see/do in Geneva in 5 hours?

      by travelgirl214 Online Now Nov 25, 2014 at 9:54 AM

      We will be driving to Geneva to catch an evening flight in January. We'll have between 3-5 hours to explore. Any suggestions? (No cruises or tourist tours) Any cool attractions, places to eat, beautiful scenic areas?
      My husband is into science and history. How is the CERN? I'm more into the artsy stuff. Unique shops or collections in the area worth mentioning?

      Thank you in advance for any advice/suggestions!

      3 Answers Nov 26, 2014 at 5:11 AM
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      Fete de l'Escalade

      by GUYON Online Now Sep 15, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      We have planed a couple of days in Geneva from 12 to 14 December to attend the City fest. We wish to see the march of the Compagnie de 1602 and the exercice with the long pikes. I do not find any website supplying the program of the fest.
      Could you provide us this information or the address of the site ?
      Many thanks in advance

      Nous avons organisé un court séjour à Genève du 12 au 14 décembre pour assister aux fêtes de la ville. Nous voulons surtout voir le défilé de la Compagnie de 1602 et leur manœuvre avec les longues piques. Je n'ai trouvé aucun programme des festivités ni aucun site qui le fournisse.
      Pourriez-vous nous communiquer cette information ou l'adresse d'un site dédié à cet événement ?
      Merci par avance.

      1 Answer Sep 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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      mobile options

      by mindcrime Online Now Aug 17, 2014 at 10:46 PM

      what are the mobile options for someone that will live in Geneva for 12 months?
      1)is it better to buy a local sim card or make a contract?
      2)cost of each option?
      3)any special offers? (free phones in europe etc)

      4 Answers Aug 18, 2014 at 3:34 AM
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      Help on 14/08/2014

      by krimbow Online Now Aug 12, 2014 at 7:10 AM

      Need a place to place to stay this Thursday. Will be arriving by plane at 9pm. Can any kind person give me a room for one night?

    • information on parking

      by ceciliasingson Online Now Aug 6, 2014 at 10:01 PM

      no parking facility in hotel. where do we park car?

      8 Answers Aug 8, 2014 at 9:46 AM
    • Rainy day in Geneva with teenagers

      by Rosesarered Online Now Jul 7, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      What can you do in Geneva on a rainy day? Need to entertain 2 teenagers and have already done bowling and the cinema!!! Thanks

      2 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 1:41 AM
    • clermont to geneva confusion

      by nidhi.praveen Online Now Jul 1, 2014 at 12:33 AM

      I found out on sncf about a train on 5th july 2014 that goes from clermont ferrand to geneva. I needed your advice if i should book this because it has just a 10 minute stop in the last connection of bus. I have a baby,stroller,4 big suitcases that can be dragged and we are a couple. I was thinking what if train gets late(do trains get late). My big confusion is if i Should book or not...It arrives at SAINT JULIEN EN GENEVOIS at 12h29 and departs via bus 12h40. Just 10 mins(what if train gets late). Please help. the train itenary below. If you know any other cheap way of travelling to geneva(espcially wit luggage and baby) do suggest. The below option cost me 86E approx.

      06h26 FROM (STATION) :CLERMONT FERRAND- No seat reservation required
      Arrivée à :08h56 A la gare de :LYON PART DIEU
      Departing at :10h38 FROM (STATION) :LYON PART DIEU
      Arrivée à :12h29 A la gare de :SAINT JULIEN EN GENEVOIS
      Departing at :12h40 From (station) :SAINT JULIEN EN GENEVOIS TRANSPORTEUR : CAR
      Arrivée à :13h10 A la gare de :GENEVA CORNAVIN

      4 Answers Jul 1, 2014 at 9:19 AM
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      by solkerragu Online Now May 18, 2014 at 12:36 AM


      4 Answers May 18, 2014 at 7:58 AM
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      9 Answers May 18, 2014 at 11:05 AM
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      Train travel to Interlaken

      by panayursr Online Now May 4, 2014 at 11:53 PM

      I will be landing at Geneva Airport and proceeding to Interlaken. Is there any direct train from Geneva to Interlaken (without changing trains in between)? I have a family rail pass. In case if I have to change trains, please suggest a route with minimum transfers.

      7 Answers May 5, 2014 at 6:53 PM
    • Places to visit with family(with kids) in Geneva

      by moen303 Online Now Apr 20, 2014 at 3:25 AM

      Hi Friends.
      I am visiting Geneva with my family in coming week.
      Please enlist places (within small budget) where we should visit keeping in mind that kids d'nt like to walk.
      Is it suitable to buy Geneva Travel pass/card or weekly travel pass???
      Note: My hotel not providing the free pass as its located in french side of Geneva.
      thanks in advance

      1 Answer Apr 20, 2014 at 4:37 AM
    • Geneva Attraction and cheap travel Advice PLZ

      by moen303 Online Now Apr 19, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Hi. Me and my family with 2 kids (1yr and 3yrs old) visiting Gene for 4 days.
      Please advice me places to visit and cheap way of travel.
      Our stay is in Switzerland-French border (Chemin de Colovrex Ferney Voltaire, 01210 France ).
      Thanking you in advance

      1 Answer Apr 20, 2014 at 2:31 AM
    • Free Transport Pass

      by moen303 Online Now Apr 19, 2014 at 7:33 AM

      Hi. I am visiting Geneva this month. I have booked hotel France (French side of Geneva (Chemin de Colovrex Ferney Voltaire, 01210 France )).
      Still I am entitle to receive free transport pass??

      3 Answers Apr 19, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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      New Year 2014/2015

      by AMADEUSBAHR Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      Border Swiss-France: What is the best place (city) to stay in December 31 ?
      Around Geneve and/or some french cities in the border.
      Thank you in advance.

      3 Answers Apr 28, 2014 at 3:20 AM
    • Yvoire daytrip

      by canwegetmore Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      What is the best way to go to Yvoire from Geneva. We want to do a daytrip, but still have to go to Annecy the afternoon.

      14 Answers Apr 22, 2014 at 5:09 AM
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      reformation wall

      by CarolMathiasRebello Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 5:46 AM

      are there signs in the park leading to the wall ?

      1 Answer Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM
    • Room in Massony and coming to Geneva daily

      by hannah0101 Online Now Feb 25, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      Hi I'm thinking about residing in Massony and coming to Geneva everyday during my trip. Would you be able to tell me how much a monthly bus pass would cost? How frequently would be buses run?

    • public transport into Geneva from SE side of lake

      by bonbon5 Online Now Feb 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM

      we will be driving from Bernex France, NOT Switzerland. It's about midlake, south shore. We want to drive the a public transport stop closest to Bernex and leave our car.
      I've read that there is a line that goes out of Geneva to the south shore and east some distance. I don't know where that would be.
      Please advise me of the bus or tram line and where is the easternmost point we can pick it up on the south side of the lake.

      1 Answer Feb 23, 2014 at 11:44 PM
    • how big is Geneva?

      by dizzy22 Online Now Feb 10, 2014 at 2:06 PM

      how big is Geneva? I am going soon for salsa and wondered how far each place is from one another

      3 Answers Feb 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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      by yooperprof Online Now Feb 6, 2014 at 9:06 PM

      I'm going to be in Geneva in early March on a day-trip, Are there any specific cafes or coffeeshops that you would recommend? Thanks!

      1 Answer Feb 7, 2014 at 5:50 AM
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      transport from airport in Geneva to Rue Des Paquis

      by madzial Online Now Jan 17, 2014 at 7:52 AM

      I am arriving at the airport in Geneva and would like to get myself to Eastwest Hotel on 6 Rue des Paquis that is located 6,3km from the airport. I would like to travel in the cheapest possible way i.e. bus or tram. Does anybody know which form of transport and the number of the bus or tram I must catch and how much will it cost me? thanks, madzia

      1 Answer Jan 17, 2014 at 8:24 AM
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      Train information

      by rfra0000 Online Now Jan 14, 2014 at 4:22 AM

      Hello to everyone. This March 2014 I'll go to Switzerland for 2 days only.

      1st day: I'll tour around Geneva (Question # 1: Can you advise me to where can I buy cheap ticket for the train to tour around Geneva - should I buy them at the time I'll be in the Geneva Airport or should I get it from the website)

      2nd day: I'll go from Geneva to Zermatt (to go for Matterhorn) (Question # 2: Can you advise me also which cheap ticket can I avail)

      (Question # 3: From Zermatt to Matterhorn, what train should I ride and advise me also for cheap ticket)

      (Question # 4: For 2 days, can I buy only 1 ticket (for 2 days) that will allow me to travel for train to tour around Geneva and for me to go to Matterhorn (Zermatt) and usually how much is it?

      Thank you and have a nice day!

      1 Answer Jan 14, 2014 at 4:47 AM