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Jan 25, 2016 - 3:45 AM

Hi! Me and my friends are going to Switzerland this coming April.

We plan to buy Swiss Travel Pass online before arriving in Switzerland to make our journey easier.

We will coming from Paris by TGV train to Geneva. From Geneva to Montreux by train, and plan to experience the Golden Pass Panoramic train from Montreux to Interlaken.

I've checked the train schedule and we'll arrive at Geneva Station at 1016am. But the very next train from Geneva to Montreux is at 1030am; from Platform 4.

The Golden Pass Panoramic train departs from Montreux at 1140am.

My questions are:

1) Which platform is for the TGV train that arrives from Paris?

2) How far the platforms are? Is it possible for us to rush from TGV train to Platform 4 in this 14mins time?

3) If not possible, is there any suggestion so that we can reach Montreux before 1140am? By bus perhaps?

4) Or should we wait for the next train to Geneva instead? But that means we're going to miss the 1144am Golden Pass Train form Montreux.

I hope that someone who is familiar with Geneva Station can answer my questions. Thank you in advance!

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Jan 25, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Hidayah!

1) I think it's usually 7 or 8. The timetable provides such details.

2) 14 minutes is a lot of time to change trains in Switzerland. Absolutely no problem. You'll spend more time waiting than walking from one place to the other. You just need to take the stairs down and the next stairs up. I attached a map of the station (available on the SBB site).

3) The train is the fastest and only feasible way. Alternatives are much slower.

4) I assume you mean the next train to Montreux? The next train won't be in time for the 11:44 train. In that case you can take a regular train from Montreux to Zweisimmen and onwards.

You can buy the Swiss Travel Pass from www.swissrailways.com/ en and print it at home.

Have a good trip!

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