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There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Madrid (MAD) GVA - MAD

$47 - $221

6 alternative options

Train to Lyon, fly  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Madrid (MAD) LYS - MAD

$95 - $267

Train  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$197 - $265

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$192 - $277

Bus FlixBus  •  21 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Madrid 748

$84 - $138

Bus Eurolines CH  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Genève to Madrid Avenida de América

$105 - $202

Drive  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Madrid 859.3 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Madrid is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 220 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Madrid is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 220 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Genève, Stand and arriving at Madrid via Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 52 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Madrid is 1023 km. The road distance is 1374.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 10 h 52 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Geneva to Madrid, including transfers.

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Geneva to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Genève station.

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Geneva to Madrid train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Madrid is to fly which takes 4 h 59 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 270 and takes 10 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 140 and takes 21 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 639.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain?

Swiss, Iberia and six other airlines fly from Geneva to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Madrid via Avignon TGV in around 10 h 52 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Genève to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Ginebra to Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 days 0 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Geneva to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Madrid Avenida de América station.

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Geneva to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Madrid is 1375 km. It takes approximately 12 h 54 min to drive from Geneva to Madrid.

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easyJet, Vueling Airlines, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3664+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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