Lausanne to Chillon Castle by boat & Eurail Pass?

Lausanne to Chillon Castle by boat & Eurail Pass?

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kareen
kareen
10 posts
new member
Mar 23, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Hi,

Is it possible to take the boat/cruise on Lake Geneva from Lausanne to Chillon Castle? If possible, can you please advice which boat dock I should get to in Lausanne and which one to get off at Chillon Castle?

We have the Eurail Select Pass, so the cruise will be free with the pass? Will there different boat/cruise operators/routes? How can I know which will be free with the pass?

Thank you!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
expert
Mar 24, 2016 - 1:21 AM in reply to kareen

Hi Kareen -

The answers depend on when you will be there. In the summer, you can do that.

When are you going?

www.cgn.ch/en-gb/accueil.aspx

Slowpoke

Arno
Arno
7720 posts
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moderator
Mar 24, 2016 - 8:30 AM in reply to kareen

There's one operator and all their regular scheduled boats are free. There's only one dock (for these boats) in Lausanne: in the Ouchy area (see the map at myswissalps.com/ boatlakegeneva). And there's only one near the castle as well. You can't miss it.

kareen
kareen
10 posts
new member
Mar 24, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Thanks Arno and Slowpoke! We will be going there this Saturday, 26 Mar.

Will our plan still work?

Thank you!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
expert
Mar 24, 2016 - 4:43 PM in reply to kareen

Hi Kareen.

The answer is in the link I gave you above.

Did you check it?

Attached is a screen capture of the schedule for March 26th from that web site.

Slowpoke

PS -

I double checked with the timetable,

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

and got a puzzling result. It claims that there are several boats on Sunday, but none on Saturday. See other attachment.

A phone call to the CGN might be a good idea.

Contacts are listed on the home page:

www.cgn.ch/en-gb/accueil.aspx

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kareen
kareen
10 posts
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Mar 24, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Hi Slowpoke,

I am sorry. I actually missed your link earlier. I just checked on that link and it shows that there is just one trip scheduled at 1230h to reach Chillon at 1420h. This should be perfect for us if we get there in time :-p. We are planning to leave Zurich (9.30am) to arrive in Lausanne at around 11.30am.

Can I assume that the tram system in Lausanne is similar to that in Zurich? As in I can just buy the tickets for the tram at the tram stops?

Thank you all so much! All these information has been so super helpful.

Kareen

kareen
kareen
10 posts
new member
Mar 24, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Hi,

I am sorry that this is a bit off-topic. But I saw from the link that Slowpoke gave that there is a route from Lausanne to Evian. Is this the same Evian as the bottled Evian water?! Will we actually be able to see the spring or mountain or facility where the water is bottled?

Kareen

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
expert
Mar 24, 2016 - 11:35 PM in reply to kareen

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new member

Mar 24, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Hi,

I am sorry that this is a bit off-topic. But I saw from the link that Slowpoke gave that there is a route from Lausanne to Evian. Is this the same Evian as the bottled Evian water?!">>

Yes.

<<"Will we actually be able to see the spring or mountain or facility where the water is bottled?">>

I don't know. perhaps they have a web site.

Slowpoke

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
expert
Mar 24, 2016 - 11:38 PM in reply to kareen

<<"I am sorry. I actually missed your link earlier. I just checked on that

link and it shows that there is just one trip scheduled at 1230h to

reach Chillon at 1420h. This should be perfect for us if we get there in

time :-p. We are planning to leave Zurich (9.30am) to arrive in

Lausanne at around 11.30am.">>

Please check both the attachments above. There is something puzzling about the schedules.

Slowpoke

kareen
kareen
10 posts
new member
Mar 24, 2016 - 11:58 PM

Yes, I see what you mean now... Seems like there will be no boats running on Saturday...

We will see if we can switch our plans and try to head there tmrw (25 mar) or on Sunday (27 mar) instead.

Thanks!

kareen

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
expert
Mar 25, 2016 - 12:09 AM in reply to kareen

They may have added a trip since the timetable was published.

Slowpoke

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