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Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne Geneva Lyon

Flixbus are starting a new route, Konstanz-Zurich-Bern-Lausanne-Geneva-Lyon

Prices are incredibly cheap, Zurich - Bern is only CHF 10,--

Flixbus will be in direct competition with SBB, & somehow against the laws covering the rail monopoly, so the service might be canceled...

https://www.flixbus.com/
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Re: Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne Geneva Lyon

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Flixbus are starting a new route, Konstanz-Zurich-Bern-Lausanne-Geneva-Lyon

Prices are incredibly cheap, Zurich - Bern is only CHF 10,--

Flixbus will be in direct competition with SBB, & somehow against the laws covering the rail monopoly, so the service might be canceled...

https://www.flixbus.com/
Do you mean Bern - Konstanz, though.....i tried searching for the Bern Zurich route and couldn't get anything.

I saw the bus today, I think, driving to Konstanz (i was on my way back from Konstanz).
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Re: Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne Geneva Lyon

You can't book Bern-Zurich.
You have to book Bern-Konstanz.
It's called "Kabotageverbot".

But, in the words of the Flixbus spokes-woman: "Neither we nor our bus-drivers [1] will force anyone to sit on the bus against their will".


See the 20min article here:
http://www.20min.ch/finance/news/story/31505478
(which is a rehash of the Tagi-article here: http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtscha...story/22298047)


[1] the bus-drivers are not employees of Flixbus, they're basically independent contractors, which is basically a government-sanctioned, 21st-century version of slavery - but I digress....
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Re: Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne Geneva Lyon

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You can't book Bern-Zurich.
You have to book Bern-Konstanz.
It's called "Kabotageverbot".

But, in the words of the Flixbus spokes-woman: "Neither we nor our bus-drivers [1] will force anyone to sit on the bus against their will".


See the 20min article here:
http://www.20min.ch/finance/news/story/31505478
(which is a rehash of the Tagi-article here: http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtscha...story/22298047)


[1] the bus-drivers are not employees of Flixbus, they're basically independent contractors, which is basically a government-sanctioned, 21st-century version of slavery - but I digress....
It's the same with Uber, nobody is forced to do it. I don''t see your point. What's better, not being able to work?
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Re: Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne Geneva Lyon

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It's the same with Uber, nobody is forced to do it. I don''t see your point. What's better, not being able to work?
That's a different discussion.
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Re: Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne Geneva Lyon

Does anyone know why the Flixbus website says 4h35min from Lausanne to Zurich Airport while Google Maps says 2h25min? That's a big difference!

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Re: Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne Geneva Lyon

It is a bus, which drives slower than the speed limit, and makes numerous intermediate stops.

They also pad their schedule to account for unforeseen circumstances.

On a changeover Saturday it could very easily take 4 hours plus.
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It is a bus, which drives slower than the speed limit, and makes numerous intermediate stops.

They also pad their schedule to account for unforeseen circumstances.

On a changeover Saturday it could very easily take 4 hours plus.
"It drives slower than the speed limit" -> ok, probably
"Makes numerous intermediate stops" -> I dont think so because it says 'direct' (see attached)
"Account for unforeseen circumstances" -> ok, probably

Still, according to me, does not justify 4h35min for Lausanne to Zurich. I've never experienced that. There might be another explanation. I've emailed them. Let's see what they say...
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"Makes numerous intermediate stops" -> I dont think so because it says 'direct'
'Direct' does not mean that it doesn't make intermediate stops, only that you don't need to change.

Tom
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It is a bus, which drives slower than the speed limit,
Not Flixbus, no. I see them daily on the motorway and most of the time they do not drive 100 of whatever they are allowed to drive.

If you see something big and green in your rear mirror on the left lane......
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Does anyone know why the Flixbus website says 4h35min from Lausanne to Zurich Airport while Google Maps says 2h25min? That's a big difference!

Cheers
Google Maps shows the quickest route at a given time which can be driven by an independent driver in a private vehicle.

A bus has to follow a set route regardless of road traffic conditions and has to stop at predetermined points - many of which will be off the main drag (as St2lemans observed above, "direct" merely means "no changing" not "no stops"). Imagine all that driving off the motorway to the stop in Nowheresville SO, hanging around a parking lot while the passengers bugger about with their luggage and coats and fanny packs, then having to get back on the motorway, ready to jump off again at the next no-name town in Aargau.

It takes time.
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Re: Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne Geneva Lyon

That’s an absolutely realistic length of journey. Imagine if there was no toilet on the bus, then your trip would have lasted much longer given an every two-hourly stop to do the obvious.
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Re: Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne Geneva Lyon

From their website https://global.flixbus.com/bus-sched...-stop/lausanne

I see stops in Yverdon, Neuchatel, Bienne/Biel, Solothurn and Zürich. That bit between Neuchatel and B/B not allmotorway. Assuming those stops are somewhere in the city centre 4 1/2 hours is pretty good for a bus.
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Re: Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne Geneva Lyon

Booked a week or two in advance a CFF Supersaver for two costs about CHF35 for a 2 1/2 hour journey. Also direct.


P.S. Always check the SuperSaver price in 1st. Depending on demand they can be cheaper than a second class SuperSaver. The above is for 1st. 2nd was CHF15 more on the particular train I looked at.
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Re: Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne Geneva Lyon

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Flixbus are starting a new route, Konstanz-Zurich-Bern-Lausanne-Geneva-Lyon

Prices are incredibly cheap, Zurich - Bern is only CHF 10,--

Flixbus will be in direct competition with SBB, & somehow against the laws covering the rail monopoly, so the service might be canceled...

https://www.flixbus.com/
Lausanne - Konstanz ~8h
NO, thank you very much
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