• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva by plane, train, bus, night train, night 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

Fly  •  1h 29m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA

$84 - $264

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere RegioJet

$28 - $36

5 alternative options

Train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$151 - $260

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Olten to Genève 5 / ...

$146 - $254

Train, night train, bus  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the night train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB Station
  3. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Geneva - Bus station

$58 - $83

Night bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Geneva N122

$45 - $60

Drive  •  5h 13m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva 356.3 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 10h 25m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva is to fly which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 1h 29m.

More details

Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Geneva. This bus operates Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 10m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Genève via Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

More details

The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Geneva is 464 km. The road distance is 570 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 6h 16m and costs 130€ - 230€.

More details

It takes approximately 1h 29m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva, including transfers.

More details

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

More details

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

More details

The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva is to fly which takes 1h 29m and costs 70€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 230€ and takes 6h 16m, you could also bus, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 10h 25m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 290.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 29m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Geneva, Switzerland?

Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva via Basel SBB and Bern in around 6h 16m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
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 Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
nightjet.com
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Geneva
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
regiojet.com
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 Basel City Center to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus

Want to know more about travelling around Switzerland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

Search flights

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

More details

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva is 570 km. It takes approximately 5h 13m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva.

Get driving directions

Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport.

Search flights

Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus.

Search and book

There are 407+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

More details