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Montreux to Lyon train tickets

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Montreux to Lyon train tickets

We'll be leaving Switzerland by going Montreux to Lyon, France. I think we'll get a pass of some kind for Switzerland - probably the half fare card. So will a pass cover the whole trip to Lyon, or just the Swiss part?

If it only covers the Swiss part, do I need to book the French part in advance to get cheap fares, but leave the Swiss part to buy on the day with the pass? This could mean that if the train Montreux to the border ( Geneva?) is booked out, we don't make the connection.

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1. Re: Montreux to Lyon train tickets

Swiss Railways will give a discount on International trips though not 50% check out www.rail.ch

Internal trains within Switzerland do not 'book out' there is no need to reserve state railway trains within Switzerland.

There are a few Geneva to Lyon trains that do not need reservation these are the regional services. again check out the timetable on www.rail.ch

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2. Re: Montreux to Lyon train tickets

In fact most of the trains between Geneva and Lyon are regional trains for which reservations are not available. They only take 15 or 20 minutes longer than the TGV and run about once every two hours.

Printable timetable, in French only, can be downloaded from

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The vast majority of trains between Montreux and Geneva are likewise regional trains on which seats cannot be reserved.

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3. Re: Montreux to Lyon train tickets

Ok. Thanks for your help.

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