There are 6 ways to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...

$66 - $100

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 726 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva 106 / ...

$12 - $71

4 alternative options

Bus Isilines  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois

$26 - $35

Bus Eurolines CH  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Genève

$35 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva 195.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) to Geneva (GVA) CFE - GVA

$72 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva is to bus which costs 9€ - 60€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Clermont-Ferrand and arriving at Genève. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Clermont-Ferrand and arriving at Genève via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Clermont-Ferrand and Geneva is 241 km. The road distance is 313.1 km.

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The best way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva, including transfers.

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Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Clermont-Ferrand station.

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Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Clermont-Ferrand station.

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The best way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 60€ and takes 5 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 150.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Clermont-Ferrand, France and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva via Lyon Part Dieu in around 5 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva via Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
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 Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Genève
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
isilines.com

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