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    • alstjohn's Profile Photo

      Train between Zurich and Berne

      Switzerland Oct 22, 2016 at 1:50 PM

      I am arriving on a flight at 8 pm on a tuesday in Zurich (next month). How long will it take me to me to get to
      Berne from the Airport should i decide to head for Berne that night? i have swiss rail travel pass.
      thank you for any help.

    • St Moritz train travel and accomodation

      Switzerland Oct 25, 2016 at 3:49 AM

      We are a couple of Australians who will be in Salzburg for two days and have booked a rail ticket for the 28th Oct that is not refundable to Thun via Munich, Zurich and Bern for Euro138 for both of us (1st class).
      It has now been suggested to us that we travel from Salzburg to St Moritz via Landeck and overnight in St Moritz and the next day travel to Thun via Andermatt.
      We were wondering if the suggestion should be considered and we waste the existing ticket. I tried to look at fares from Salzburg on 28th October to St Moritz on the sbb website but it was saying it was too close to travel date to quote price?
      We have lots of time to stay in Thun so don't know if St Moritz is something worth seeing from Thun later during our stay.
      If the St Moritz overnight trip is best done on the way to Thun any suggestions of hotels in St Moritz that are close to station.
      Any suggestions or help with trips from Thun as day or overnight would be appreciated.

    • Mt Titlis Maintenance

      Lucerne Oct 18, 2016 at 8:21 PM

      May i know the maintenance period for 2016?

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      Chaplin's world

      Vevey Oct 8, 2016 at 5:33 PM

      Has anyone been yet at the Museum Chaplin's world and at his house Manoir de Ban? Because I want to go there and I need an advice how to get it, where to stay (2 nights perhaps and no so much expansive hotel for me and my family), then how it looks like and the other advices as travel guide

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      use Zurich or Bern as base city to explore?

      Zürich Oct 2, 2016 at 10:35 AM

      Visiting switzerland for first time. Would really like to see Lucern, Interlaken area and Bern /Zurich?  will be in the country for 5 days before flying out of Zurich to  visit Sevilla. thanks


    • public transportation in Geneva to Versoix

      by GPR32 Online Now Aug 29, 2016 at 7:58 AM

      I will be in Geneva for a week , My office is located at Versoix. Whether the Transport Card provided by my hotel can be used for train travel from gare de cornavin to versoix

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2016 at 9:58 AM
    • Transportation from the Airport Train Station to the Hotel Rotary Geneva

      by dat280zz Online Now Jul 14, 2016 at 12:26 PM

      We arrive at the train station from Basel on August 17th around noon with luggage. I'm thinking the best way to get to Hotel Rotary on Rue Du Cendrier is by taxi. Does anyone know the approximate cost of the taxi trip or have a better idea for transport?

      2 Answers Jul 15, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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      Mont Saleve

      by Amy27592 Online Now Jan 31, 2016 at 9:27 AM

      How is Mont Saleve to climb? I know there are cable cars available but fancy the challenge. Also wondering what it's like to cycle up and down for a novice cyclist?

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2016 at 10:49 PM
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      by Amy27592 Online Now Jan 22, 2016 at 9:02 AM

      Can anyone recommend somewhere decent and good value for money to stay in Geneva? Preferably a good hostel or b&b. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jan 22, 2016 at 9:45 AM
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      Palais des Nations - visiting hours

      by tracyskf Online Now Sep 19, 2015 at 12:29 PM

      I checked the official website and below is what I found for a visit in December.
      I am slightly confused as when I tried to book this online - it seem there is option for tour every hour.
      Any idea how this works?

      I am planning a visit on Monday as I will be flying off Tuesday and don't want to miss it.
      How long does the tour takes and are we allowed to go on our own after the tour?

      When can you visit the Palais des Nations?
      From September to March, we are open on weekdays (Monday to Friday) as follows:
      Mornings: 10 a.m. to 12 noon (tours start at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon)
      Afternoons: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (tours start at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.)

      1 Answer Sep 19, 2015 at 1:04 PM
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      Day trip in Geneva (fly in Geneva airport)

      by tracyskf Online Now Sep 12, 2015 at 1:13 AM

      I am flying in Geneva early morning, and thought of doing a full day tour in Geneva before heading to Lausanne / Montreaux. I have a few questions!

      1) Transport from airport - I read that there is free transport ticket at the luggage hall out of Geneva airport (within 80 min ride) - is this valid for trip to Geneva only or actually that can be used for transfer to Lausanne / Montreaux directly from airport too?

      2) I would like to visit the Palais de Nations and have checked out tour times - do I need to book the tour in advance (November visit) or can I just walk in and do the tour on the spot for the timings mentioned?

      3) Is it advisable to stay for the night in Geneva or Lausanne / Montreaux? I intend to visit the Château de Chillon the next morning. =) I am aware trains run till late from Geneva to Lausanne / Montreaux, am more concerned about where to leave luggage if I were to do a day trip in Geneva and then head to Lausanne / Montreaux for overnight stay.

      4) Within the day, I intend to see Old Town, visit Palais de Nations, see the Botanical Flower walk (I read CERN is closed for renovation). Is there anything I missed and is recommended? Any good spots for panoramic photos of Geneva?

      Thank you! =)

      5 Answers Sep 12, 2015 at 7:18 PM
    • 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 11:04 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.

      3 Answers Jun 3, 2015 at 5:22 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

      5 Answers May 18, 2015 at 11:42 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?

      3 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!

      2 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.

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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 9:20 AM
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      by solkerragu Online Now May 18, 2014 at 12:36 AM


      3 Answers May 18, 2014 at 7:58 AM
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      by solkerragu Online Now May 17, 2014 at 11:30 PM


      8 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