There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Geneva by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 42 min

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

$91 - $284

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Bus RegioJet  •  10 h 20 min

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

$22 - $29

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Train via Bern  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$129 - $262

Train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Olten to Genève 5 / ...

$133 - $262

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Geneva 122

$30 - $60

Train, drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Geneva

$94 - $183

Drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Geneva 361.4 miles

$75 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Geneva. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Genève via Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Geneva is 474 km. The road distance is 578.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 6 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Geneva, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Geneva bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Geneva train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Geneva is to fly which takes 3 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 17 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 10 h 20 min.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Geneva bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 296.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland?

Lufthansa and Swiss fly from Frankfurt am Main to Geneva every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Geneva via Basel SBB and Bern in around 6 h 17 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
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(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Bus operators
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 Frankfurt to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
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
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
regiojet.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Geneva
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Geneva is 578 km. It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Geneva.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 393+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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