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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 Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 47m

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

SFr 53 - SFr 219

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Bus  •  17h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Basel SBB 015
  2. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Geneva 122 / ...

SFr 53 - SFr 72

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Train to Leipzig, fly  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Geneva (GVA) LEJ - GVA

SFr 115 - SFr 492

Train  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Bern Ice
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève Ic1 / ...

SFr 226 - SFr 334

Train, night train  •  16h 29m

  1. Take the train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Brandenburg, Hauptbahnhof Re1
  2. Take the night train from Brandenburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb Nj
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic1 / ...

SFr 177 - SFr 279

Drive  •  9h 36m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Geneva 1113 km

SFr 130 - SFr 200

Berlin to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Geneva is around 12h 44m and covers a distance of around 1145 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h 25m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Berlin to Geneva train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Genève. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 44m
Fastest train time:
10h 25m
Train distance:
1145 km
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
SFr 226
Carbon emissions:
60 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:30
Last train departs at:
12:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Geneva train schedules

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

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
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 and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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

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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: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Geneva is to bus which costs €45 - €70 and takes 17h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Geneva is to fly which takes 4h 47m and costs €45 - €210.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Berlin central bus station and arriving at Geneva via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 25m.

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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 35m.

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The distance between Berlin and Geneva is 877 km. The road distance is 1113 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 10h 35m and costs €210 - €320.

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

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Berlin to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from 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 47m and costs €45 - €210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €210 - €320 and takes 10h 35m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 17h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 877.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

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

easyJet, Brussels Airlines and five other airlines fly from Berlin Hbf to Geneva every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Geneva via Bern in around 10h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 290
Flights from Leipzig to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Leipzig to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 350
Flights from Leipzig to Geneva via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 550
Flights from Leipzig to Geneva via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Leipzig to Geneva via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 230
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 340
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 Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 240
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf to Brandenburg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Abellio
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)
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 central bus station to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel SBB to Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Website
RegioJet

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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 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 1113 km. It takes approximately 9h 36m to drive from Berlin to Geneva.

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

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There are 183+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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

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