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

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 München Hauptbahnhof Nord  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36 Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$198 - $341

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 40 min

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

$34 - $61

5 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Reutte in Tirol Rb
  2. Take the train from Reutte in Tirol to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf Rb
  3. Take the train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Zürich HB Ec
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$177 - $312

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 33 min

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

$49 - $66

Drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva 353 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Munich, fly  •  5 h 51 min

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

$80 - $211

Fly from Innsbruck  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Geneva (GVA) INN - GVA

$151 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva is to bus which costs 28€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 51 min.

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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 10 h 40 min.

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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 Reutte in Tirol, Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 31 min.

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The distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Geneva is 403 km. The road distance is 564.9 km.

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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 9 h 20 min and costs 170€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 20 min 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, depart from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva is to train which takes 9 h 20 min and costs 170€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs 130€ - 250€ and takes 8 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 251.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva via München Hbf Gl.27-36, München Hauptbahnhof Nord, München Hackerbrücke, München ZOB (Hackerbrücke), Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai), and Zürich HB in around 9 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Geneva via Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße in around 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $750
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Reutte in Tirol
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
bahn.de
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Reutte in Tirol to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Book at
eurolines.ch

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