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Old 18.07.2019, 14:43
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getting to evian les bains from geneva!

hello! I just asked this question on a pop-up live chat on a French rail site and the guy never returned with an answer! so I thought of course ef will know.

anyway I want to go from Zurich to evian les bains in france on lake Geneva and I want to take my bike!

the cheapest way is via Geneva and then travelling through france on the south of the lake but actually im not sure if I can do that last bit by train. there are old threads on trip advisor that say I can but since then I think the station called Genève-Eaux-Vives has been demolished!

does anyone know if it has been replaced with another train station. or am I correct in thinking now that it has not and that I have to do this last leg by coach and therefore cant take my bike.

and consequently that if I want to take my bike I should go to Lausanne and then take the ferry across (which is fine of course and sounds lovely tbh but more expensive, like double!).

thanks for any help you can give me, cheers
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Re: getting to evian les bains from geneva!

I think what i'm going to do btw is go to Geneva and then somehow get to Annemasse station which is just over the border!

is crossing the border through town easy or should I factor in delays?

also does anyone know please if I can take bikes no problem on the local French trains?

thanks!
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Re: getting to evian les bains from geneva!

Unclear if you have a half-tax card and if you want to go for more than a day. Assuming yes & yes, seems to me that the Lausanne & boat option is only CHF10 more expensive than getting to Geneva from Zürich HB (I didn't look at costs in France, so probably cheaper in fact). Either way you'd need a ticket for the bike too. You could save just a few CHFs by getting a Gemeinde ticket for each day of travel.
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Re: getting to evian les bains from geneva!

You can check on https://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/

DB is the authority on train timetables all over Europe... Beats the french or italian at their own timetables
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Re: getting to evian les bains from geneva!

that's great help guys thanks very much.

LargeDragon, where did you find the boat costs? I thought they were 30chf single one-way with half tax which I do have.

also what do you mean by gemeinde ticket? I have been looking at the supersaver fares for dates in two weeks time

edit: yes I see now. it's 18chf actually on the boat with half fare

youre right, its the best way

cheers!
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Re: getting to evian les bains from geneva!

Go to the SBB website & put in Evian as the destination. The regular commuter boats are included.
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