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There are 6 ways to get from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA) by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Le Creusot-TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Gare to Gare SNCF Cv
  2. Take the bus from Dijon to Geneva - Bus station

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Place Notre-Dame to Gare SNCF
  2. Take the bus from Gare SNCF to Gare TGV
  3. Take the train from Le Creusot-TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve

Bus, train via Nevers

  1. Take the bus from Château Ch Ville PLA to Gares
  2. Take the train from Nevers to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve

Bus, train #2

  1. Take the bus from Gare SNCF to Gare
  2. Take the train from Chagny to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve

Drive

  1. Drive from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA)

Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA) by bus and train

6 Weekly Services
6h 12m Average Duration
SFr 52 Cheapest Price
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France → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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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 France

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • 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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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 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

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

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 France.

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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 Airport (GVA) is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Geneva Airport (GVA) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Geneva Airport (GVA) 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 France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 20 Jan 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to bus which costs €19 - €35 and takes 8h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA). However, there are services departing from Place Notre-Dame and arriving at Genève-Aéroport, Terminal via Gare, Dijon and Genève, Cornavin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 29m.

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The distance between Château-Chinon and Geneva Airport (GVA) is 190 km. The road distance is 300 km.

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The best way to get from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA) without a car is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs €150 - €260.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA), including transfers.

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Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by Mobigo - Côte d'Or, depart from Gare station.

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The best way to get from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs €150 - €260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €35 and takes 8h 29m.

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Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA) is 300 km. It takes approximately 3h 18m to drive from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA).

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Map of how to get from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA).
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  • Distance: 190.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Château-Chinon, France and Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland?

You can take a train from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA) via Étang-sur-Arroux, Montchanin, Montchanin Gare, Gare TGV Arrivée, Le Creusot-TGV, Lyon Part Dieu, and Genève in around 5h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Château-Chinon to Geneva Airport (GVA) via Place Champ de Mars, Gare, Dijon, Geneva - Bus station, and Genève, Cornavin in around 8h 29m.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Le Creusot-TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Rail 1st Class
SFr 25 - SFr 40
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Train from Nevers to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Rail 1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Train from Chagny to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 18 - SFr 27
Rail 1st Class
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Rémi
Phone
+33 2 38 70 30 30
Website
remi-centrevaldeloire.fr
Train from Nevers to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Rémi
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 Chagny to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Bus operators
Mobigo Saône et Loire
Phone
03 80 11 29 29
Website
viamobigo.fr
Bus from Place Notre-Dame to Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 2
Schedules at
Mobigo Saône et Loire
Bus from Gare SNCF to Gare TGV
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 2
Schedules at
Mobigo Saône et Loire
Bus from Gare SNCF to Gare
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 2
Schedules at
Mobigo Saône et Loire
Mobigo - Nièvre
Phone
+33 3 80 11 29 29
Website
viamobigo.fr
Bus from Château Ch Ville PLA to Gares
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 23
Schedules at
Mobigo - Nièvre
Mobigo - Côte d'Or
Phone
03 80 11 29 29
Website
viamobigo.fr
Bus from Gare to Gare SNCF Cv
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 2
Schedules at
Mobigo - Côte d'Or
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 Dijon to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
Blablabus

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