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Geneva - Evian-les-Bains

Old Jun 22, 17, 10:15 am
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Geneva - Evian-les-Bains

I will be attending a conference in Geneva next month, and decided to stay in part in Evian-les-Bains to enjoy the benefits of that area. A few questions:

1. What would a taxi cost between these two cities?
2. Is there a logical/easy public transportation option?
3. Are there times of the day where I will encounter more traffic (aside from obvious rush hours).

Many thanks!
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Old Jun 23, 17, 2:28 am
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Re 2.

Not sure about "easy", but there are a few options:
1) Take the bus to Thonon from where you can hop on the train to Evian. Bus departs from Geneva bus station so if you are coming into GVA, you'd need to get there. Transit time from Geneva bush station to Evian would be about and hour and 45 minutes. http://www.sat-leman.com/img/os_docu...2_mai_2017.pdf

2) Take the train all the way. You'll need to change at Bellegarde Depending on timing, this will take around 2 hours.

3) For a more scenic journey, you could jump on the train to Lausanne from the airport. On arrival in Lausanne hop on the metro down to Ouchy (3 stops), or an easy downhill walk if you don't have much luggage and then take the boat across the Lake. It's about 45 minutes to Lausanne, 5 mins on the Metro and then the boat crossing takes 35 minutes, but you may need to wait for a boat connection.
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Old Jun 23, 17, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Captain Schmidt View Post
Re 2.

Not sure about "easy", but there are a few options:
1) Take the bus to Thonon from where you can hop on the train to Evian. Bus departs from Geneva bus station so if you are coming into GVA, you'd need to get there. Transit time from Geneva bush station to Evian would be about and hour and 45 minutes. http://www.sat-leman.com/img/os_docu...2_mai_2017.pdf

2) Take the train all the way. You'll need to change at Bellegarde Depending on timing, this will take around 2 hours.

3) For a more scenic journey, you could jump on the train to Lausanne from the airport. On arrival in Lausanne hop on the metro down to Ouchy (3 stops), or an easy downhill walk if you don't have much luggage and then take the boat across the Lake. It's about 45 minutes to Lausanne, 5 mins on the Metro and then the boat crossing takes 35 minutes, but you may need to wait for a boat connection.
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Old Jun 24, 17, 4:29 am
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Depending on your schedule... Another, albeit much slower, option would be to take the steamship from Genčve to Lausanne-Ouchy instead of the train. Then you can take the same boat over to Evian. The boat going between Evian and Lausanne is generally not quite as nice though. However, I remember doing that trip on a steamship a couple years ago.

Definitely book 1st class on the steamship. I don't think it's really that much more, but you'll be able to lounge on the top deck that way.
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Old Jun 25, 17, 6:40 pm
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Honestly, I'd rent a car and drive. It's a very easy drive and takes about an hour, less if it's not busy, a bit more if it's at a busy time. It's a very nice drive and you'll have a car to visit a few places in the short time you're there. We've done that drive many times.

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