There are 8 ways to get from Bellinzona to Geneva by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Zürich HB  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$126 - $230

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellinzona to Milan Lampugnano Station
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva 405 / ...

$38 - $68

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Locarno FART to Domodossola Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Geneve Eurocity / ...

$83 - $151

Drive  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Bellinzona to Geneva 257.9 miles

$50 - $80

Fly from Lugano  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Geneva (GVA) LUG - GVA

$85 - $234

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA

$73 - $270

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 55 min

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

$121 - $258

Line 10 train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 10 train from Bellinzona to Lugano
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Geneva (GVA) MXP - GVA

$125 - $282

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No, there is no direct bus from Bellinzona to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Bellinzona and arriving at Geneva via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bellinzona to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Bellinzona and arriving at Genève via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

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The distance between Bellinzona and Geneva is 221 km. The road distance is 412.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bellinzona to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Bellinzona to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bellinzona to Geneva is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Bellinzona to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Map of how to get from Bellinzona to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 138.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Bellinzona, Switzerland and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bellinzona to Geneva via Zürich HB in around 5 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bellinzona to Geneva via Milan Lampugnano Station and Milan, Milan in around 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
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 Bellinzona to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno FART to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Lugano
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bellinzona to Milan Lampugnano Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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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 Milan, Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Bellinzona to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bellinzona to Geneva is 413 km. It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to drive from Bellinzona to Geneva.

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Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport.

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