GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Geneva public transportation system TPG announced new schedules and bus lines in the canton:
- As of 18 February, a new bus line (codenamed “M”) will connect Collonges-sous-Salève and Saint-Julien, France
- The M line will connect with bus line 44 (Carouge – Croix-de-Rozon) and the D bus in Saint-Julien
- As of 4 February, lines 11, 18, 57, D and Dn have altered their timetables to accomodate construction schedules
- Next week – 11 to 15 February – the Geneva public schools go on their mid-winter break, which means reduced service, therefore check the schedules
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Here is a quick round up of the many changes in 2012, on international routes departing from Geneva:
- Czech Airlines will offer a new daily service between Geneva and Prague starting April
- Darwin Airlines has launched two new daily routes from Geneva: Genova and Luxembourg
- easyJet will offer two new routes to Catania and Venice, and will add extra flights to Nice, from April to September. Late last year the airline started flying to Bilbao and expanded its route to Santiago de Compostela
- Lufthansa has added extra flights to its already-existing routes to Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich; one-way tickets to Berlin sell for CHF50
- SWISS has expanded its service from Geneva by opening a daily route to Nice, and adding more daily flights to London, Madrid and Moscow
Geneva, Switzerland – I recently spent a lovely day in Lucerne with a friend of mine. Riding the train in the morning, having a cup of coffee, croissants, enjoying the view and the – excellent – conversation, was a treat!
It reminded me of a resource I recently came across: a real-time, train tracker in Switzerland. Sort of a Swiss cyber model railroad. For some train buffs knowing that Swiss trains run on time is not enough. Track any train in Switzerland, look up estimated train arrivals and see live departures at the click of a mouse.
Tip: Type the name of the city you are searching for on the right hand side of the screen and enjoy the view!
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Geneva, Switzerland – One of the first things we did when we arrived in Geneva was to buy a Carte Junior which gave our 8 year-old free rides on all public transport systems in Switzerland for one year! That is a bargain a parent cannot pass up.
Geneva, Switzerland - On our recent trip across Europe, we learned, the hard way, that a highway sticker is required when traveling through some European countries. In other words, do not get too happy if you do not find tolls while on your European excursion. 150 Euros later, I learned that Slovenia was one of those places, and well, Switzerland is too.
Geneva, Switzerland - Let’s face it, winter is around the corner and you know what that means for your vehicle: time to put on the winter tires.
Where to find the best deal on tires in Geneva and the Lake Geneva area? The consumer-oriented magazine Bon a savoir carried out a study and reported the best deals are found online.
According to the weekly magazine, the best site on the net in Switzerland is pneus-online which offers tires, or pneus, at reasonable prices.
Of course you can also find great deals by checking the auto section of Anibis the largest classified site in French-speaking Switzerland.
Beat the rush and get your car “winterized” before the snow flies in the ski stations.
Geneva, Switzerland – Take the bus, boat, train or tram to go to the movies and don’t pay for additional transportation costs. That’s the deal offered by Canton Geneva’s Public Transport System (Unireso), and the Pathé theaters.
The offer is good on Mondays only and in Canton Geneva.
Geneva, Switzerland – Planning a trip abroad this summer? One small tip: be sure to have a first aid kit in the car, required by law, if you are traveling in the European Union. Migros and Coop supermarket chains sells them ready-made for about CHF10.
Before you head back home with a Serrano Ham or some exotic chinchilla skins, you might do well to find out how much meat and other edible products, and other kind of imports are allowed in Switzerland.
If bringing liquors either as gifts or for personal consumption find out what the limits are before having to pay taxes.
Also useful: GenevaLunch’s guide To make it happily through Swiss customs.