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    Rent a bike for free in the centre of Lausanne

    by sean65 Written Jul 28, 2005

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    bike

    Large companies sponsor this service

    Bring Id and a 20 CHF deposit and they'll give you a bike for the day for free

    Bikes come with carrier and lock

    A nice 20K round trip is
    Lausanne down to Ouchy
    then follow the lake along to Pully
    then take the route up through the vineyards to Grandvaux

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    Evening cheap return

    by e-katarina Written Nov 11, 2004

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    Lausanne Buses - Transport lausannois

    CHEAP RETURN
    A little known tip, even among locals: if you buy your TL ticket after 19.00, you can use it untill midnight of that day. This means that if you go out, you do not need to buy a return ticket.

    CFF HALF PRICE
    If you have a CFF (Swiss Federal Trains) half price card, you can get your Lausanne bus transport for cheaper. Just select your ticket, then press the 1/2 button at the bottom of the automat. The price will not be halved but you'll save a little money.

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  • Funicular "Metro"

    by dianediane Updated Oct 11, 2004

    The funicular or "Metro" takes you from Ouchy, the lakeside, up to the old city with some stops in between. Our hotel was near the mid-city stop so we used the funicular a number of times. Unfortunately, the station in mid-city is smelly and infested with pigeons and their droppings. Pretty surprising in an otherwise clean country. The smell on the funicular at afternoon rush hour was pretty ripe.

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    Ferry on Lake Geneva

    by vershine Written Aug 5, 2004

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    Typical Swiss homes

    The most relaxing and scenic way to see the towns and villages along Lac Leman or Lake Geneva is by ferry. The boat leaves Lausanne Ochy before 9AM. It takes 3 1/3 hours to Geneva, which is only 40 minutes by train. However, the long journey by ferry takes you back in time and lets you view some of the most fantastic scenery of Switzerland and the French Alps!

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    Around Lausanne by Bus

    by besbel Updated May 1, 2003

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    View of Lausanne-houses and streets

    Lausanne has one of the neatest bus transportation I have ever experienced! You can go wherever you want at a cheap price, and the tour guides booklets given in the tourism office indicates you which line(s) you must take to go at any of their touristic spots, and the bus stop. Taking a bus would also let you observe the life of Lausanne and admire its charm in the streets
    For the timetables and prices, see http://www.t-l.ch/, although the site is in French only :(

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    The boats on the lake

    by vanessadb Written Feb 27, 2003

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    Map of the lake Leman

    The Lake of Geneva (Lac Leman) is is biggest lake in Occidental Europe with a surface of 500 km2. It borders Switzerland on the North and France on the South.

    I would definitely recomment a boat ride on the lake, whether for a day trip or transportation between two cities you want to visit.

    For more information on rates and cities serviced by the boats go to the official website.

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    The train

    by vanessadb Written Feb 27, 2003

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    The best way to get to Lausanne is by train, unless of course you rented a car. The train system in Switzerland is extremely good as in Europe, even though expensive.

    For fares check the CFF website. If you will be traveling in several cities in Switzerland, the Swiss Pass or the Swiss Flexi Pass might be a good option....

    For a map of the train system: http://www.rail.ch/pv/files/sts-map.pdf

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    The metro

    by vanessadb Written Feb 27, 2003

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    Metro to Ouchy

    There are two metro lines in Lausanne:

    The first one which connects the center and Old Town (station called Flon) to Ouchy, passing through the train station.

    The second one also from Flon, basically right below St Francois, to Renens, going west.

    The metro is therefore not the best way to get around as it services only these areas, but if you are going to Ouchy or the University, it remains the fastest and best transportation.

    The fare is 2Sfrs, approx $1.20 USD

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  • There are three trains hourly...

    by Pegasus74 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    There are three trains hourly from/to Lausanne to/from Geneva and from/to Montreux to/from Lausanne.

    Between May and September, Lausanne/Montreux is accessible from Geneva by CGN operated boat. The journey will take 3.5 and 4.5 hrs respectively, and Swiss pass is valid on those boats.

    Lausanne has a well-established network of bus system and a useful funicular linking the train station, Old Town and Ouchy. The best way to enjoy the Old Town and the lakeside is to walk.

    Like its sister town, you can get around Montreux by bus and of cuz by foot.

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    On your rollerblades

    by Maggies Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Me and Vincent at the bank of Lake Geneva

    You could even get to Lausanne on your rollerblades from some city nearby. Hmm, I guess you could but maybe it would be better to take a car, train or bus. And coming from France (on the other side of the lake), rollerblades definitelly wouldn't work. Take a ferry then.

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    No problem, you have a lot of...

    by James_Cooke Written Aug 26, 2002

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    No problem, you have a lot of special buses, the train station is very close to the festival too. A nice trip also by boat from Geneva or Lausanne. If you miss the last bus (4am) you can stay in the Jazz Café and wait till the sun goes up.

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    Lausanne is easy to get to. If...

    by aliante1981 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Lausanne is easy to get to. If you have no car and do not want to rent one, do use the train. Lausanne is on a very busy train route between Geneva and important towns in the German-speaking parts, like Zurich, Lucerne and the capital, Bern. It also stands along the road to the towns in Wallais. It will take you approximately 1 hr to reach Lausanne from Geneva.
    There is a good network of public transport, if you have little time, or just do not want to climb to the old city from the shores of the Lake Geneva. Best of all, the public transport in Lausanne is included into Swiss Pass and Swiss Flexi Pass.

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    Lausanne Train Station Check...

    by Tolik Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Lausanne Train Station Check train schedules on-line using the Swiss Web-site www.cff.ch/pv/incoming_e.htm 'SBB Travel Online' (for example, when planning to visit the Chocolate Factory in Broc - see more about the factory in my Off the Beaten Path section).

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    Steam Boat FromLausanne to Montreux

    by meiyergani Updated Apr 24, 2007

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    La SUISSEE steam boat From Lausanne to Chillon

    It was a common transportation for tourism in Lausanne, a steam boat which run from Lausanne Port de Ouchy to a destination which also in along Lausanne Lac Leman

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    Funiculaire

    by traveloturc Updated Jul 30, 2006

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    funiculaire

    The Funiculaire is working between Ouchy and Center city
    so after a walk in Ouchy you can use this funiculaire to reeach easily the center of the city

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