There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to Geneva by train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Olten to Genève 5 / ...

$191 - $320

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$98 - $137

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bern Ec
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$195 - $326

Train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Basel SBB ICE International
  2. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$113 - $160

Drive  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Geneva 462.2 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Geneva is to bus which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 11 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Geneva is to drive which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 6 h 46 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Geneva is 529 km. The road distance is 739.5 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Cologne to Geneva, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Geneva station. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at Geneva - Bus station via Lyon - Perrache Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Genève via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Olten. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Geneva via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Olten in around 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Geneva via Lyon and Lyon - Perrache Bus station in around 11 h 46 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR

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