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Geneva to Madrid/Lisbon

I'm just wondering if it would be cheaper to take the train, bus, or plane from Geneva to Madrid and/or Lisbon. I realize that it is a very long train or bus ride, but I assume that the bus is probably the cheapest. Does anyone have a good estimate of what a ticket through any of these mediums of transportation might cost? I looked online but the Eurail website was extremely confusing as was the bus one. If anyone has some insight into a trip of this magnitude, I would be glad to hear it.
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Re: Geneva to Madrid/Lisbon

SWISS has one way deals from GVA:

http://www.swiss.com/countries/CH/en..._Specials.aspx

Other deals from GVA:

http://www.swiss.com/countries/CH/en...es/geneva.aspx
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Re: Geneva to Madrid/Lisbon

Brilliant, thank you.
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Re: Geneva to Madrid/Lisbon

Try their local site in ES as well:

http://booking.swiss.com/web/Ofertas-Swiss/Espana.html

Vueling:

http://www.vueling.com/en/book-your-.../where-we-fly/

TAP PT:

http://www.flytap.com/Espana/es/Inicio

Volotea:

http://www.volotea.com/

Helitt:

http://www.helitt.com/


and Easyjet:

http://www.easyjet.com/en
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Re: Geneva to Madrid/Lisbon

Also try the www.sbb.ch website.
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Re: Geneva to Madrid/Lisbon

There was an interesting sleeper train from CH called the Trenhotel ( Pau Casals ) to Barca.

Cheap flights to Barcelona

but is now no longer available.

The Swiss Public Transport System
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Re: Geneva to Madrid/Lisbon

According to the Tourism Office of Zaragoza, most English speaking tourist give it a miss, preferring Barca or Madrid over it. It is on the way to both cities and worth a night stop. Lots of Islamic, Jewish and Catholic history here in this warm and pleasant city.

A 24 hour ( even better with a 48 hours card or a Tapas Card ) Zaragoza card is worth it as you get local transport and most sights for free.

The Zaragoza Delicias Railway and Bus station is spacious and a short bus ride away ( 20 mins most by bus 34 ) to the Old City, where it is walkeable for about 95% of attractions in this Roman city named after Augustus Caesar. If you have time, take the Barca-Madrid Chamartin slow regional train ( 4 hours ) via Tarragona coastal station - scenic ride but lengthy. The faster AVE Renfe service goes for only 1.5 hours.

If you are a museum buff, take the Caesaraugusta route ( four museums within walking distance from each other - free with the Zaragoza Card ). Insist on your free Audio Guide in English. There are some interesting AV presentations in each in English. ( River Port, Thermal Baths, Theatre and Forum )

Many city museums ( interesting collection of artifacts discovered 30 years ago when the Roman Forum was accidentally discovered ) are free and those that charge are free on the 1st Sunday of the month.

Cheap eats ( ES )

Got some extra time ? Visit Canfranc ( FR & ES border area rumoured for Nazi gold ) and enjoy the Pyrenean scenic views ( bus or train routes ).

Carnaval has started ( Rabadan in Bellizona, TI ) here in Zaragoza.
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Re: Geneva to Madrid/Lisbon

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I'm just wondering if it would be cheaper to take the train, bus, or plane from Geneva to Madrid and/or Lisbon..
Plane definitely the cheapest, especially in advance you can get a flight one way Geneva Madrid for 30-50CHF.
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