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nehagupta05
nehagupta05
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Aug 17, 2011 - 7:05 AM
Thanks Annika. Unfortunately, I am traveling to Geneva on the evening of Aug, 29 and I see no trams! Is there a website where I can check bus routes in Geneva? Could you advise a route between the two stations: Geneva Cornavin and Lancy, Plattes. I know Taxi is usually costly so I need a route that I can cover using my Swiss Pass.
nehagupta05
nehagupta05
11 posts
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Aug 19, 2011 - 6:46 AM
Hi Moderator,

We have Swiss Passes but no Italy Pass. We will be traveling from Geneva to Milano Centrale on Sep, 2 via this route:

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Since this is EC 37 that covers partly Switzerland and partly Italy, I am wondering if I need to purchase the whole ticket or just the ticket from Domodosolla to Milano Centrale. Can I simply buy Domodosolla to Milano Centrale on trenitalia.it or sbb.ch and carry the ticket along with my Swiss pass? or do I need to make a reservation for Swiss leg from Geneva to Domodosolla also?

Please advise.

Thanks,
Neha
Annika
Annika
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Aug 19, 2011 - 9:23 AM
Hi Neha. Regarding the trams in Geneva on August 29: you can best contact the SBB or the local Geneva public transport company for further information.

As for the trip Geneva-Milano: what you need is a seat reservation for the whole trip, and a ticket for the leg Domodossola-Milano (as your Swiss Pass covers the trip up to Domodossola). You can arrange for both at the same time through the timetable if you like. This topic explains how to do so.
nehagupta05
nehagupta05
11 posts
new member
Aug 24, 2011 - 2:40 AM
Annika said: Hi Neha. Regarding the trams in Geneva on August 29: you can best contact the SBB or the local Geneva public transport company for further information.
As for the trip Geneva-Milano: what you need is a seat reservation for the whole trip, and a ticket for the leg Domodossola-Milano (as your Swiss Pass covers the trip up to Domodossola). You can arrange for both at the same time through the timetable if you like. This topic explains how to do so.


Hi Moderator, When I check Geneva to Domodosolla on sbb.ch, it does not ask for reservation but if I select Geneva to Milan (same train EC 37 and same time), it asks for reservation. Can I simply split my journey instead? I just checked the trenitalia site and I could get a ticket from Domodosolla to Milano Centrale for the same train - EC 37 at 17 Euro. They do have a ticketless option. So, do I still need to purchase seat reservation for boarding EC 37 at Geneva? What I am thinking is - use Swiss Pass for Geneva to Domodosalla (FREE) and then from Domodosolla to Milan (Get a ticket from trenitalia online). Kindly confirm if this is the best way to go.

Thanks,
Neha
Arno
Arno
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Aug 24, 2011 - 1:30 PM
Hi Neha,

You don't need a reservation for the Swiss portion of the trip if the timetable does not list that requirement. But it would be convenient to have one since you stay seated in Italy and you do need one there. The timetable allows you to purchase a ticket for the whole trip, and it will take your Swiss Pass into account if you select "GA" when asked for reductions you're entitled to. So you only pay for the Italian leg and get a seat reservation for the whole trip.

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