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There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport 1 / ...

$86 - $154

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Bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$16 - $23

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Line 3 train, train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 3 train from Basel SBB to Olten 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport 5 / ...

$84 - $153

Rideshare  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Le Grand-Saconnex 155.8 miles

$18

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) 157.5 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Zurich, fly  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$93 - $208

Fly from Basel  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Geneva (GVA) BSL - GVA

$53 - $244

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to rideshare which costs SFr 18 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA). However, there are services departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Genève, WTC via Genève, Cornavin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA). However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Genève-Aéroport via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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The distance between Basel and Geneva Airport (GVA) is 185 km. The road distance is 252 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA), including transfers.

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Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Basel City Center station.

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Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 6 h 19 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 250 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA).
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  • Distance: 115.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) via Bern in around 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) 3 times a week. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Figari
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Basel to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Basel to Geneva via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $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 Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Olten
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Le Grand-Saconnex
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

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Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève-Aéroport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA) is 252 km. It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to drive from Basel to Geneva Airport (GVA).

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 396+ hotels available in Geneva Airport (GVA). Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Basel and Geneva Airport (GVA). A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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