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There are 7 ways to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

SFr 146 - SFr 247

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Bus  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 040
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Geneva 1921

SFr 37 - SFr 48

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Train, bus  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck to Geneva

SFr 46 - SFr 77

Drive  •  5h 54m

  1. Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva 564.8 km

SFr 70 - SFr 110

Train to Munich, fly  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Geneva (GVA) MUC - GVA

SFr 110 - SFr 235

Train to Innsbruck, fly  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck Westbahnhof
  2. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Geneva (GVA) INN - GVA

SFr 204 - SFr 536

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

SFr 154 - SFr 505

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The cheapest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 10h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 230€ and takes 5h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and arriving at Geneva via Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and arriving at Genève via Innsbruck Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 3m.

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The distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Geneva is 403 km. The road distance is 564.8 km.

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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 9h 3m and costs 130€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 9h 3m to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva, including transfers.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva is to train which takes 9h 3m and costs 130€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 10h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 402.8 km
  • Duration: 9h 3m

What companies run services between Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva via Innsbruck Hbf, Zuerich Hb, and Zürich HB in around 9h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva via Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße in around 10h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 650
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 600
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 480
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 600
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 460
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 600
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 250
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 25
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to Geneva
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva is 565 km. It takes approximately 5h 54m to drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva.

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

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