Thonon-Lausanne travel time increases, rates drop

Commuter Boats over Lake Geneva Switzerland

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - The CGN commuter service is an apparent victim of its own success; due to an increasing number of passengers, the fast service boats between Lausanne and Thonon will be replaced by larger but slower boats starting in April. Ridership on the route grew more than 30 percent between 2011 and 2012, and the N2 Navibus […]

Navibuses back on the job, after winter spa visit


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The fleet of line N2 Navibuses that link France and Switzerland via Thonon and Lausanne is back in operation as of 27 February, after a two-week winter repairs break. It was the first such major maintenance job for the two Lake Geneva ferries since they were put into service in 2007. The […]

Cross-border Lake Geneva commuting by boat just got easier


Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The CGN (Compagnie Générale de la Navigation) has painted its commuter boats dark blue, given them their own logo with an identity that will be used for signs on quays and elsewhere, and created a web site that also works well on commuters’ iPhones. The four cross-border lines have been colour-coded […]

Traffic alert: Lake Geneva boats stay put


Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Commuters who take CGN boats between Nyon in Switzerland and Chens or Yvoire in France are out of luck Tuesday, with high winds on Lake Geneva forcing the boats to remain docked. The Thonon-Lausanne line is also not operating, although Evian-Lausanne is, with bus service between Thonon and Evian. The winds, […]

Thonon-Lausanne boats now take Evian season pass


Consumer use of Lake Geneva boats on the rise Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Thonon-Lausanne CGN (Compagnie Générale de Navigation) boats are now accepting season tickets for the Evian-Lausanne route, the company announced Tuesday 23 February, as part of its new prices and schedules for 2010. An annual pass on the Thonon-Lausanne line, increasingly used […]

Fast boat service across lake proves its worth

Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The fast boat service that connects Lausanne with Thonon, Haute Savoie in neighbouring France is one year old. The Compagnie Generale de Navigation (CGN) says that  traffic increased 19 percent in 2009, more than 125,000 more passengers, compared to 2008. The company offers 18-24 crossings a day, depending on the season, […]

Baby kidnapped by her own parents in Thonon

Thonon, Haute Savoie, neighbouring France (GenevaLunch) – A six week-old baby girl is back at the hospital Georges Pianta in Thonon, neighbouring France, after being kidnapped by her own parents 30 November. The mother of the child entered the pediatric ward early afternoon and was able to remove her child unseen. Medical personnel detected her […]

Special cruise from Lausanne to Thonon

Title: Special cruise from Lausanne to Thonon Location: Lausanne and Thonon Link out: Click here Description: Attend the oldest fair in France and get there by boat. This is the 532 edition of the Thonon fair. CGN offers a cruise from Lausanne to Thonon and back. Date: 03 Sep 2009

Photograph exhibit: People’s faces

Title: Photograph exhibit: People’s faces Location: Thonon, France Link out: Click here Description: Olivier Marchetti’s photographs of French actor and director Valère Novarina will be exhibited in Thonon, France until the end of September. Start Date: 25 Aug 2009 End Date: 25 Sep 2009

Medieval fest

Title: Medieval fest Location: Between Thonon and Morzine Link out: Click here Description: Large medieval festival at the Aulps Abby, founded in 1095. The Abby is located in the heart of the Dranse valley of Morzine, in the village of Saint Jean d’Aulps in neighbouring France. Start Date: 22 Aug 2009 End Date: 23 Aug […]