I will soon accept a job offer in Geneva downtown, and I am living in Valais canton in Switzerland.
In my current field of expertise, there is no opportunity in the area; it looks like everything is located in Geneva; a little less in Lausanne. I ended up with an opportunity in downtown Geneva.
Relocating is not something I would enjoy in that city; neither to settle on the French side and commute cross-border.
The option I am considering for some time is to make an extreme commute of 2 hours each way, by train.
I live within 5 minutes by foot from a station served by Regio trains, which is 3 stops away from Martigny where I catch the InterRegio to Geneva.
There are different options for this case :
- Take the local train then transfer in Martigny
- Drive to Martigny (15 min), park there then take the long-distance train
- Drive to Sion the other way (15 min), park there then take the long-distance train, and be able to catch the EuroCity trains that are quicker but do not stop at Martigny.
Which from the above would be the most time-effective?
Also, would be upgrading the pass to a first class one a good investment? In the 1st class cars of these trains, the seats are actually wider but there are no tables to work on.