Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains, Thonon-les-Bains

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The Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains, or Thonon-les-Bains Funicular, is a funicular railway in the spa town of Thonon-les-Bains, in the French département of Haute-Savoie. The line links the Belvedere, in the city centre, to the port of Rives, on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The funicular is managed by the Syndicat intercommunal des bus de l'agglomération thononaise (SIBAT), which is also responsible for the local bus service. It was opened in 1888. It has been renovated twice, first in 1951.

After another renovation finished in 1989 a fully automated system designed by Poma was put into operation. It was the 1st of its kind in France.
The funicular has the following technical parameters:

Length: 243 metres (797 ft)

Height: 46 metres (151 ft)

Average steepness: 21 %

Capacity: 54 passengers per car

Haulage speed: 3 metres per second (9.8 ft/s)
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  • The funicular is quite short but it is extremely steep so we walked down but took the funicular up which saved on the legs 
    The funicular is quite short but it is extremely steep so we walked down but took the funicular up which saved on the legs  more »
  • This funicular goes down to the port. The tickets are about 1.50 euros each. Lovely views on the way down and going past interesting houses. 
    This funicular goes down to the port. The tickets are about 1.50 euros each. Lovely views on the way down and going past interesting houses.  more »
  • The journey between the town centre & the port takes c5mins. I used the service a couple of times (in the upward direction) during the heatwave ... best 1.10€ I’ve ever spent! It’s free during... 
    The journey between the town centre & the port takes c5mins. I used the service a couple of times (in the upward direction) during the heatwave ... best 1.10€ I’ve ever spent! It’s free during...  more »
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  • Good belvedere.
  • beautiful view
  • Descente (ou montée) rapide entre le centre de Thonon et le port. Funiculaire avec charme de l’ancien temps. Expérience sympathique. Les trajets se font également facilement à pied.
  • Joli funiculaire de thonon les bains qui permet de joindre le port de plaisance au belvedere et l'office du tourisme au centre ville. La montée est rapide et confortable. Peu chère, l'aller-retour est facturé 2 euros. Il est typique et charmant. Moyen de transport facile il vous ravira par son charme... essayez le!
  • Pratique pour rejoindre le centre-ville depuis le port. Le ticket peut être acheté avec celui du bateau ou au départ/arrivée du funiculaire. La vue est splendide

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