Posted 13 years ago
First of all, i want to say thank you! This is my first post but i read many, many other before and it was really useful!
But now my question:
Friday, we´ll start from Germany (near Bielefeld) which is our country of residence and we want to go to Italy. We thought of crossing the border at Aachen. But it seems quite difficult to find a good connection to Italy without using the Thalys. So now we thought of staying in Switzerland for at least one night (probably in Genf/Geneve).
The best connection i could find until now:
Aachen 10:32 dep (RE 5031)
Liège-Guillemins 11:24 arr
Liège-Guillemins 12:00 dep (IC 534)
Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid 13:03 arr
Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid 13:09 dep (97)
Basel SNCF 19:47 arr
Basel SBB 20:03 dep (IC 1640)
Lausanne 22:15 arr
Lausanne 22:20 dep (IR 2540)
Geneve 23:04 arr
Do you think this is a good idea? If we take this trains we really have to hope that they aren´t delayed.
Or do you know a better connection? Or is there another city on our way to Italy that would be (more) interesting? Perhaps it isn´t a good idea to arrive this late at Geneve when we don´t have a place to stay?!
Is it a better idea to go first to the south of France and then to Italy?
And í´m a little bit confused by the name of the train from Bruxelles 97. Do we have to pay a supplement for this train?
Many questions, but i hope that you can help us :)