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Trip to Lausanne , Switzerland +++

by kenyneo Online Now Nov 13, 2006 at 8:44 PM

hello dear VTers , its me again keny from malaysia . I will be going to Lausanne , Switzerland for about 10 days and my mum and infamous ( hehe ) VT sister "Rinaneo" is also coming with me. Hope you guys can help us with some of the following questions -

1) How far is Zurich from Lausanne ?

a) What are the mode of transportations available and how much do they
roughly cost ? How frequent does the transportation run ?

b) How far is Milan from Lausanne ? And whats the train fare like ? Any disc
for those > 55yrs ?

c) Which other cities/town ( near Lausanne ) which you would recommend for a
day trip or "1 or 2 days" trip ? how do you recommend we get there ?

with lots of thanks

keny

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    RE: Trip to Lausanne , Switzerland +++

    by Subria Online Now Nov 14, 2006 at 10:12 AM

    Hi Keny,

    there are two trains every hour from Lausanne to Zurich, the jurney takes 2 hours and the full fare return ticket is 130sFr. (100US$) On the webpage of the swiss federal railways (SBB) you can find the timetable:

    fahrplan.sbb.ch/bin/query.ex...? (In english)

    If you plan to use the train more often during your stay in Switzerland, a Swiss Pass could be an option:

    myswitzerland.raileurope.com...

    From Lausanne to Milan it takes 3-4 hours, there are three direct trains per day. The timetable is also on the webpage mentioned above.

    I would recommend a day trip to Geneva, which is less then an hour from Lausanne. And if you want to see the mountains you should visit either Zermatt (Matterhorn) or Interlaken (Jungfraujoch).

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    RE: RE: Trip to Lausanne , Switzerland +++

    by kenyneo Online Now Nov 14, 2006 at 7:36 PM

    Thanks Alex . your info is great ...I hope I get to go to Matterhorn too ...

    cheers

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