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Boat from Evian; do you need to reserve a certain time?

Culemborg, The...
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Boat from Evian; do you need to reserve a certain time?

Hi,

We are staying at the of August in Evian Les Bains. One of the idea's is to take the boat from Evian to Lausanne. Can you enter each boat returning to Evian or do you have to choose a certain time when buying the tickets in Evian?

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1. Re: Boat from Evian; do you need to reserve a certain time?

The tickets can be used on any boat. They're not tied to a specific boat.

Canton of Valais...
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2. Re: Boat from Evian; do you need to reserve a certain time?

You do not need to reserve either - in fact I doubt you can. But you need to know that these are commuter boats for people who live in France and work in Switzerland or vv. So early in the am and lateish in the afternoon they are very crowded.

Culemborg, The...
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3. Re: Boat from Evian; do you need to reserve a certain time?

Thanks for the answers. We want to use it to visit Lausanne in 1 day.

Canton of Valais...
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4. Re: Boat from Evian; do you need to reserve a certain time?

Fine - that will work. But once you get to Ouchy go to Vevey or Montreux for the day... either by boat or by train.

Culemborg, The...
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5. Re: Boat from Evian; do you need to reserve a certain time?

We will probably visit those cities also but probably by car. Montreux isn't so far from Evian.

Canton of Valais...
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6. Re: Boat from Evian; do you need to reserve a certain time?

Montreux is about 40km from Evian but you have to drive around the end of the lake and the road is not all that well signposted. (No autoroute). Parking in Montreux in summer is not easy. But if you can find a place at the Marché parking then you will be right next to the lakefront. The Casino parking is OK too but more expensive and when you go to get your car you have to go via the Casino which means showing a National ID card or passport...

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