On Fleecing Tourists March 5, 2008Posted by gordonwatts in CERN, travel.
I visited Lausanne last night to have dinner with some friends. I don’t have a rental car on this trip to CERN. So I had to take public transportation. Round trip that was 6 CHF for the bus/tram and 41 CHF for the train. That comes to 47 CHF – which is about $47 bucks for about 1 hour of being on public transportation (and standing at bus/tram/train stops for about 40 minutes). That is some serious money!
On the way out I ran into a friend that happens to live at CERN. She makes that commute every day – so of course she gets passes to make things cheaper: 10 CHF round trip.
The 5 bottles of wine that were consumed over dinner took some of the edge off, but that was a crazy expensive! It is cheaper to rent a car for one day – about 35 euros!!