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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Geneva (GVA)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Nuremberg
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg Central Bus Station to Geneva Bus Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève

Train via Basel

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Olten to Genève

Night train, bus

  1. Take the night train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Basel SBB
  2. Take the bus from Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse to Geneva Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva
Germany → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Angola, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Tests performed on days 4 and 7 of quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Angola, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Angola, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Georgia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican with the exception of Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark and Netherlands

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geneva is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Geneva is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Geneva is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva is to bus which costs €35 - €55 and takes 16h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva is to fly which costs €40 - €240 and takes 4h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station to Geneva station. However, there are services departing from Berlin - Central Train Station and arriving at Geneva Bus Station via Nuremberg Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Genève via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 41m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Geneva is 875 km. The road distance is 1113 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 10h 41m and costs €210 - €320.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Train Station.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva is to fly which takes 4h 47m and costs €40 - €240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €210 - €320 and takes 10h 41m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €55 and takes 16h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 875.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland?

easyJet, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva via Bern in around 10h 41m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 240
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 210
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Night train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Nuremberg Central Bus Station to Geneva Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 13
Website
RegioJet
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse to Geneva Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
Website
Union Ivkoni

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Geneva Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva is 1113 km. It takes approximately 9h 36m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Geneva.

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KLM, Air France, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 172+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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