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Old 06.02.2007, 20:59
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Commuting from Vevey into Geneva

Hello,
I am looking to move to Vevey and to stay in my job in Geneva. Does anyone else do this? It takes an hour on the train and it is possible in theory but I'd like to ask someone who's actually done it, what's it like?
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Re: Commuting from Vevey into Geneva

Hi Chester,

I go back and forth between Lausanne and Geneva for almost a year now and I must say it pains me.

Points you should consider:

- Unless either your workplace or your home is very close to the train station the commute is very likely going to take over one hour. Note that any additional transport besides train along the route will cost you waiting time and it can easily escalate to one and half hours (if not two) if you live offcentral in Vevey and/or work in Geneva.

- If you will be taking the 2nd class in the train you should know that it's hard to find an empty seat in the morning and it really is no fun travelling standing straight over 40 minutes. Even 1st class is dog eat dog.

- Doing something that would take 15 minutes in your hometown during the day won't be possible without taking half a day off from work.

- Even though the trains are quite comfortable the "travelling" is tiring; especially in the evening it washes away all the motivation to do anything. The only good thing is that you can spare the time to read or sleep. But again, the time you get isn't really much to fully enjoy any of those.

Also consider that I commute from Lausanne, where there are more trains going to Geneva. I think from Vevey you're going to have to take the "InterRegio" series which travel an additional 10 minutes to stop at Morges and Nyon.
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Re: Commuting from Vevey into Geneva

Hello Baris,
Thank you very much for this information (and taking the time to type it all out).
I have a feeling that Vevey is too far but may need to explore it further. What I would really like to do is to work from home a couple of days a week or work part-time but this is not possible where I work.
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Re: Commuting from Vevey into Geneva

Hey I just wanted to make sure you get the negatives

Of course if you're going to do that less frequently than 5 days a week and at non-regular hours then it's absolutely not a big deal. Public transportation at non-peak hours is peaceful and lovely
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Re: Commuting from Vevey into Geneva

Hello

Just would like to add that indeed to find a free sitting place in the morning train to Geneva is really hard ... I am taking this at 7h19 a.m from Morges and is in 99% always full ...

The same situation is for the train leaving from Geneva to Lausanne at 18h21 ...18h26 pm


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Re: Commuting from Vevey into Geneva

Hi there,

We are thinking about doing the same thing and it will actually be about the same time wise from Vevey to Geneva than from a village just outside Lausanne to Geneva and alot simpler according to my hubbie. He says that the train from Vevey runs straight through to Geneva with a couple of stops so at least he does not have to catch two trains and the train is faster as it is the fast trains from Italy I think. I imagine that it will have seating place to as it has not reached Morges or Nyon yet.

My hubbie said that the train from Lausanne to Geneve always has place to sit and he has never had to stand either.
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Hi there,

We are thinking about doing the same thing and it will actually be about the same time wise from Vevey to Geneva than from a village just outside Lausanne to Geneva and alot simpler according to my hubbie. He says that the train from Vevey runs straight through to Geneva with a couple of stops so at least he does not have to catch two trains and the train is faster as it is the fast trains from Italy I think. I imagine that it will have seating place to as it has not reached Morges or Nyon yet.

My hubbie said that the train from Lausanne to Geneve always has place to sit and he has never had to stand either.
Hi there, was wondering how it went with the commute a few years later? I am thinking of doing the same Vevey to Geneva shuttle. Would be curious to hear from anyone who has done this?
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