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There are 8 ways to get from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) by plane, train, bus, night train 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.

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Fly from Florence

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Geneva (GVA)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Geneva

Train to Bologna, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Geneva (GVA)

Train to Rome, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Geneva (GVA)

Train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig to Genève-Aéroport

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Torino - Porta Susa
  2. Take the bus from Torino - Porta Susa to Courmayeur - Piazzale Monte Bianco
  3. Take the bus from Courmayeur to Geneva

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Genève-Aéroport

Drive

  1. Drive from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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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 subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to bus which costs €45 - €65 and takes 13h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to fly which costs €75 - €250 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA). However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Genève-Aéroport, Terminal via Genève, Cornavin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA). However, there are services departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Genève-Aéroport via Milano Centrale and Brig. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 50m.

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The distance between Florence and Geneva Airport (GVA) is 487 km. The road distance is 617.9 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) without a car is to train which takes 7h 50m and costs €110 - €310.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA), including transfers.

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Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Florence station.

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Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.M.N. station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to fly which takes 3h 33m and costs €75 - €250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €110 - €310 and takes 7h 50m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 13h 12m.

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  • Distance: 487.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland?

Swiss, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) via Milano Centrale and Brig in around 7h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Bologna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Flights from Bologna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 500
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Flights from Florence to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Flights from Bologna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 460
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 430
Flights from Bologna to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 300
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 280
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bologna to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 490
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Base Standard
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Base Premium
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Base Standard
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Base Premium
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Base Standard
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Base Premium
SFr 50 - SFr 80
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 35
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Smart Low Cost
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Smart Flex
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma - Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Smart Low Cost
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Smart Flex
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Smart Low Cost
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Smart Flex
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Torino - Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 75
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Smart Low Cost
SFr 25 - SFr 40
Smart Flex
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 6 - SFr 10
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Trenitalia

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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 11 - SFr 13
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 33
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 95
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
1st Class
SFr 70 - SFr 95
Train from Brig to Geneve-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
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 Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Milano Centrale to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 190
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
SAVDA – Aosta - Arriva Italia
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Courmayeur to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Geneva
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève-Aéroport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA) is 618 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Florence to Geneva Airport (GVA).

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Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa, Alitalia and Swiss offer flights from Florence Airport to Geneva Airport.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs €2.

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