Lausanne-Ouchy ferry to Rivas-St-Saphorin

Lausanne-Ouchy ferry to Rivas-St-Saphorin

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needforsneed
needforsneed
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May 15, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Hi There!

Looking at the timetable and I only see one ferry going on this route on June 1 - 1140-1220. We are wanting to go later in the day. Does anyone know if there is another way to take a boat on this route and I way to find those schedules?

Thanks!

Mark

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 15, 2018 - 11:00 PM in reply to needforsneed

Looks like train is your only other option if the 11:40 doesn’t suit.

1960man
1960man
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May 16, 2018 - 12:01 AM

Yes, there is only one boat off season. Rivaz - St Saphorin is not a very important lake boat (Swiss lake boats are not generally described a 'ferries') stop, as there is a very frequent local train service. You could take a train beyond to Vevey or Montreux and come back to St Saphorin on the boat

needforsneed
needforsneed
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May 16, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Thanks Rockoyster and 1960man! Looks like there is a 1530 boat with stops in Pully, Lutry, Cully and Vevey - we could take that one and then train one way or the other from there. I was using the rome2rio.com planning site that was calling it a "ferry"!

Any suggestions for a strategy for seeing the Lavaux area?

Arno
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May 16, 2018 - 6:03 PM in reply to needforsneed

You'll find two nice hikes here Mark: www.myswissalps.com/la kegeneva/activities. I'm planning to add more tips there, but I won't make it before your trip unfortunately. The listed vineyard hike is very nice though.

needforsneed
needforsneed
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May 16, 2018 - 8:20 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks Arno! I will check it out. If I learn anything on the trip that would be valuable I will let you know!

1960man
1960man
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May 17, 2018 - 12:16 AM

There is the Train des Vignes Vevey - Puidoux Chexbres:

www.region-du-leman.ch/en/P629/train -des-vignes-train-ride-vevey-puidoux

needforsneed
needforsneed
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May 17, 2018 - 10:25 AM in reply to 1960man

Thanks 1960man! I will check it out!

lee jijiji
lee jijiji
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May 20, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Hi,

Does STP holder need to pay or travel free with Train des Vignes Vevey - Puidoux Chexbres?

1960man
1960man
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May 20, 2018 - 11:17 PM in reply to lee jijiji

No, its a part of the normal gauge main line network. Train des Vignes is a marketing brand name, but its an ordinary service used by local commuters as well.

Removed user
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May 21, 2018 - 4:25 AM in reply to lee jijiji

>> Does STP holder need to pay or travel free with Train des Vignes Vevey - Puidoux Chexbres?

When are you travelling lee? The Train des Vignes is affected by construction works for the period 7 July to 26 August 2018, and won't be running. A bus replacement service will operate, calling in at all the same stations at which the train normally stops.

I think the scenery will be equally beautiful viewed from the bus, so if you are travelling during the construction period, I would still be inclined to do this trip by bus. It is very short - less than half-an-hour.

You can continue from Puidoux-Chexbres to Lausanne along an equally beautiful route (about 15 minutes). Bus replacement services are also running on this route for the same period, due to construction works.

If you are interested in seeing photos of these trips, you can see them attached to my post of May 19, 2017 - 4:32 AM on the following page:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/1-day-lausanne-and-vevey

Alpenrose

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lee jijiji
lee jijiji
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May 21, 2018 - 7:34 AM

Thanks Alpenrose.

My travel period is around early Aug 2018, thus I could not find any train schedule (from SBB app) while there are buses due to the construction period.

The areas should be nice and I shall plan the visit there.

Jimmy

1960man
1960man
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May 21, 2018 - 11:06 PM in reply to lee jijiji

Yes, unfortunately Lausanne - Puidoux is closed for a major reconstruction this coming summer.

However, the Vevey - Puidoux line will be open, but there will be no room for the normal 'Train des Vignes' train as the main line local train Fribourg - Lausanne is being diverted to run Fribourg - Puidoux - Vevey - Lausanne.

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