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

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Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Geneva (GVA) SXF - GVA

SFr 58 - SFr 374

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Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Geneva (GVA) TXL - GVA

SFr 98 - SFr 301

Train  •  10h 32m

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

SFr 226 - SFr 334

Bus  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Basel, Basel SBB 015
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Geneva N122 / ...

SFr 60 - SFr 71

Night train, train  •  16h 9m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to Zuerich Hb Nj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

SFr 172 - SFr 273

Drive  •  10h 5m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Geneva 1110.9 km

SFr 130 - SFr 200

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Geneva is to bus which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 17h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Geneva is to fly which costs 50€ - 360€ and takes 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Berlin, Berlin central bus station and arriving at Geneva via Basel, Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Genève via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 32m.

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The distance between Berlin and Geneva is 877 km. The road distance is 1110.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 10h 32m and costs 210€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Berlin to Geneva, including transfers.

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Berlin to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin 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 to Geneva is to fly which takes 4h 30m and costs 50€ - 360€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 320€ and takes 10h 32m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 17h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 877.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

easyJet flies from Berlin to Geneva twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Geneva via Bern in around 10h 32m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 400
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 550
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 400
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
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
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Bern to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Nightjet
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Berlin 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 to Geneva is 1111 km. It takes approximately 10h 5m to drive from Berlin to Geneva.

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easyJet offers flights from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 547+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 6€.

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