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Re: [Debconf-discuss] Anyone booked train seats for Yverdon?

Hi Dererk,

I just saw you already received some answers, but since I wrote an other
one offline (in a Swiss train ;), I thought sharing the information I
have is of no harm - please find them below...

Am Dienstag, den 06.08.2013, 04:02 +0000 schrieb Dererk:
> Hi there!
> I'm experiencing some issues trying to book a train seat from Zurich
> airport to Yverdon-les-Bains.
> It seems that the system (swissar.mytraintravel.com) claims not to find
> any suitable combination for departing from 'Zurich' (using both plain
> Zurich and Zurich Airport) and destination 'Yverdon' (it just says
> 'Yverdon' alone, not 'Yverdon-les-bains'), independently from any date I
> chose.
> The error message seems to be too generic, quoting "1. No available
> booking for the selected route or 2. No available seats".

Did you try "Zürich Flughafen" (Flughafen is German for airport)? Even
the SBB online timetable has its problems with using the English name of
that train station...

> Could this be because Yverdon-les-bains is not a main train
> station/stop? Could it just be, as the first error says, that this
> particular route is not able to be booked?
> Is it too risky to show up at the train station with no
> booking/reservation almost on time for a scheduled departing of ~40'?

You could use the following website to check the expected occupancy of
you rain:

Generally you don't have to reserve a seat in the train. If the train is
crowed it might mean you have to stand for a station or two till you can
grab a seat. But outside the rush-hours on weekdays in the morning and
the evening you should be able to get a seat easily without a

On the page I mentioned above you are able to buy an online ticket for
the train as well as for the bus - just use "Concise, Camp de Vaumarcus"
as your destination instead of "Yverdon-les-bains". A one-way ticket for
this train+bus combination is 74 CHF (~80 USD / ~60 EUR).
If you decide to buy an online ticket you need to print out our ticket
yourself at home - it will mention your start and destination and have a
QR-code on it. It is valid a whole day for the route you booked
independent of the train(s) you use.

There are ticket corners from SBB at the Airport train station, which
are generally pretty crowded (expect to wait 5 to 15 minutes).
Additionally you can find some ticket machines to buy train tickets by
using either cash (CHF) or a credit card.

> Any information would be appreciated, thanks!
> Cheers,
> Dererk
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