Is Geneva bus station safe for a family at night?

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Erwan
Erwan
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Jul 17, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Hi,

My family and I will have a trip to Switzerland on late November and staying in Lauterbrunnen. Planing our next trip is to Paris via Geneva. We decided to get nite bus to Paris and the last bus is on 23.05 . Our concern is whether it is safe for our family to waiting bus in geneva bus station during the winter season at late mid nite?. Hope any experiences that can be shared.Thank you.

Snowman
Snowman
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Jul 17, 2019 - 5:40 PM in reply to Erwan

Hi Erwan and welcome to MySwissAlps!

You’re probably hinting to the bus station (gare routière) at Place Dorcière. Known to be uncomfortable (no toilets...). Stay at the railway station and arrive at gare routière about 45min. before departure of your bus.

Otherwise no safety problem, take it easy!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jul 18, 2019 - 12:53 AM in reply to Snowman

How does gare routière translate to English?

Is this map correct?

map.search.ch/Gen%C3%A 8ve,gare-routi%C3%A8re-Station-Stop?poi=veloland&pos=50024 1,118377&z=512

Slowpoke

Snowman
Snowman
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Jul 18, 2019 - 5:38 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Slowpoke,,

"Gare routière" is French for bus station. Literally, it means "road station".

Yor map is accurate. From the CFF train station, walk down rue du Mt-Blanc towards the Lake, on the left-hand side of the street. Turn left at the Holy Trinity Anglican church, and you are there.

Erwan
Erwan
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Jul 18, 2019 - 7:27 AM in reply to Snowman

Thanks Mr Snowman, it is really help. I will take your advise of staying at the train station until 45 minutes before departure. Than you

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
6480 posts
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Jul 18, 2019 - 8:25 AM in reply to Erwan

Hi Erwan -

The route to the station that Snowman describes is a good one, and simple. The rue du Mt-Blanc is the main road down to the lake from the front of the station, well-lighted and busy at all times. The first part is a pedestrian zone. It is simpler and more direct than taking the smaller side streets.

If you use this map in aerial view, the route becomes very clear.

map.search.ch/Gen%C3%A 8ve,gare-routi%C3%A8re-Station-Stop?poi=veloland&pos=50020 8,118340&z=512

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jul 18, 2019 - 8:58 AM by Slowpoke
Erwan
Erwan
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Jul 18, 2019 - 10:45 AM

Hi Slowpoke,

Your route maps is very much helpfull and definitely we will follow your advise and do so Mr Snowman description. Thanks guy, you all are great..

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