[Debconf-team] Question for DebConf13 Switzerland bid: travel to/from venue
Questions for the Swiss bid:
Quoting from http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf13/Switzerland/Bid/Vaumarcus
> It takes ~2 hours from GVA, ~3 hours from either ZRH or
> EAP (Basel), respectively, most of them by train, then a
> 30-minute bus and finally a 10-minute walk: practical
> information (fr) from Le Camp website.
How frequent are the trains from the airports to the relevant
stations? How early in the morning and late at night do they run?
Is there a significantly higher cost for booking train tickets on
arrival at the station, compared to buying tickets in advance? (And
does the booking system prevent tickets being sold for a specific
train beyond the number of seats available, so that there's a risk a
given train might be full for booking immediately before departure?)
Is the walking part mentioned along a flat, paved road, so that
suitcases with wheels might work on it, or something steeper/rougher?
Are there taxis available from the train and bus stations in question,
and if so how much would a trip from them each to Le Camp cost?
http://www.lecamp.ch/situation.php?lang=fr mentions a 12-person
minibus -- what are their prices for using this, and can someone from
the DebConf team legally drive it? If it can't take on board and
carry a large motorised wheelchair with passenger, what are prices for
options that would do that?
> We are think of organizing a bus shuttle transport from Neuchatel
> or Yverdon on the main arrival and departure days. Both of these
> cities have direct train connections from Geneva, Zürich and
Do you have prices for this? Typically the largest numbers of
attendees arrive and leave over a weekend, rather than a single day
each time, and often many use cheaper flights such that they arrive at
the venue and leave in the middle of the night.