Great Advise Needed for Rail Travel from Annecy to Vevey & Vevey to Lake Como

Train & Luggage Query.Hi,In September 2018 my friend and I are travelling through Europe and wish to say catch a train from Annecy to Vevey and hop off for a few hours then hop back on a train to continue to Lake Como – would we have to get 2 separate rail tickets?We have a few other rail trips that we want to do this with but they are with large expanses of day’s in-between, so a rail ticket of 3 days etc. is no good to us.Also at the railway stations do they supply lockers to put your suitcases in when you just come to town for a few hours?I would appreciate any advice on the above.Thank you
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 17, 2018 21:05
    Hi Casse,

    There are no direct trains for either of these routes, so the trip would involve several tickets.

    Annecy to Vevey (via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and Geneva)

    The fastest connections from Annecy to Vevey take 3.5 to 4.5 hours in duration and involves at least 2 train changes along the way; once in Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and then once in Geneva.

    Tickets from Annecy to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard can be purchased by searching this segment of the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. When searching for trains to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, you would just type 'Aix les Bains' in the field for the arrival city.

    Tickets for trains from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Geneva can only be purchased locally when you're in France.

    Tickets from Geneva to Vevey are not able to be purchased on our website, but you can purchase these by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday.

    Annecy to Vevey (via the Mont Blanc Express route)

    As an alternate option from Annecy to Vevey, you can go by way of the Mont Blanc Express scenic route. This option would take at least about 5.5 hours in duration and involves 3 train changes along the way; once in St-Gervais-les-Bains, once in Vallorcine, and then once in Martigny.

    The segments from St-Gervais-les-Bains to Vallorcine and Vallorcine to Martigny represent the actual Mont Blanc Express scenic route.

    Tickets for each of these segments can be purchased by searching under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. When checking schedules and purchasing tickets from Annecy to Vevey via the Mont Blanc Express, you would just have to break up your search in St Gervais les Bains and then in Martigny.

    Also, when purchasing tickets on our website for the segment from Martigny to Vevey, you would actually have to enter 'Lausanne' as your end destination. Even though the ticket we issue for this segment would reflect 'Lausanne' as the arrival station, you would just get off the train when it stops in Vevey. For your reference, all direct trains from Martigny to Lausanne stop in Vevey 16 minutes before they are shown on our site to be arriving into Lausanne.

    Therefore, for this option from Annecy to Vevey, you would do one search for trains from Annecy to St Gervais les Bains, another search from St Gervais les Bains to Martigny, and then you would do a search for connecting trains from Martigny to Lausanne.

    Vevey to Como

    The most feasible connections from Vevey to Como take about 4.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Montreux and then once in either Gallarate or Milan.

    You would purchase tickets by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. For a trip from Vevey to Como, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Vevey to Montreux, another search for connecting trains from either Montreux to Gallarate or Montreux to Milan, and then another search for connecting trains from either Gallarate to Como or Milan to Como.
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    • Jeff (Official Rep) July 25, 2018 14:13
      I'm sorry, we are not able to assist with specific orders through this forum. If you need assistance with an actual order you placed, you would have to call us at 1-800-622-8600 or send an email to customercare@raileurope.com. If you send an email, please be sure to include the booking number for your order, as well as your full first and last name. However, please be advised that it can take up to 48 business hours to receive a reply by email. Therefore, if you need more immediate assistance, you would have to call us. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday.
    • Hi Jeff,

      Thank you for your assistance greatly appreciated.

      Regards

      Casse'
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