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There are 4 ways to get from Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
  3. Take the bus from Châteaucreux to Gare Routière

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Saint Etienne Gare SNCF Châteaucreux
  2. Take the bus from Châteaucreux to Gare Routière

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Geneva to Saint-Étienne
  2. Take the bus from Châteaucreux to Gare Routière

Drive

  1. Drive from Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux
Switzerland → France
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International entry into France from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Yssingeaux is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Yssingeaux is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Yssingeaux is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 5 Dec 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux. However, there are services departing from Grand-Saconnex, Arena-Halle 7 and arriving at Gare Routière via Geneva Bus Station and Châteaucreux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 40m.

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It is 196 km from Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux. It is approximately 258.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 49m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to get from Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux, including transfers.

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Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Geneva Bus Station.

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Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux bus services, operated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Loire, arrive at Gare Routière station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux is 259 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux.

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Map of how to get from Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux.
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  • Distance: 196.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 49m

What companies run services between Genève-Aéroport, Switzerland and Yssingeaux, France?

You can take a bus from Genève-Aéroport to Yssingeaux via Genève, Cornavin, Geneva Bus Station, Saint Etienne Gare SNCF Châteaucreux, and Châteaucreux in around 6h 40m.

Train operators
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €29
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €12
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€8 - €12
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€7 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €11
Bus operators
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Loire
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Châteaucreux to Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Loire
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Saint Etienne Gare SNCF Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Saint-Étienne
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Geneva to Saint-Étienne
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
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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