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There are 7 ways to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Ter
  2. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Saint-Michel-Valloire K531 / ...

160€ - 251€

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Towncar  •  2h 35m

  1. Take a town car from Geneva Airport to La Grave 226.5 km

37€

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Train, bus  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Grenoble Ter
  2. Take the bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to LA GRAVE - Office du Tourisme - LA GRAVE Ler 35

Bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Grenoble-Gare-Routière Re02
  2. Take the bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to LA GRAVE - Office du Tourisme - LA GRAVE Ler 35

Bus, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Gare routière T72
  2. Take the train from Annecy to Grenoble Ter
  3. Take the bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to LA GRAVE - Office du Tourisme - LA GRAVE

Bus, train via Annecy  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Gare routière T72
  2. Take the train from Annecy to Grenoble Ter
  3. Take the bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to LA GRAVE - Office du Tourisme - LA GRAVE

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave 226.5 km

25€ - 40€

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

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The cost-effective way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave is to drive, which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave. However, there are services departing from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière and arriving at LA GRAVE - Office du Tourisme - LA GRAVE via Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 26m.

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The distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) and La Grave is 133 km. The road distance is 226.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave without a car is to train which takes 5h 12m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 5h 12m to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave, including transfers.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois station.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave is to train which takes 5h 12m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 26m.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave bus services, operated by Zou! LER, arrive at LA GRAVE - Office du Tourisme - LA GRAVE station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave is 226 km. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave.

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  • Distance: 132.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 12m

What companies run services between Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland and La Grave, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France?

You can take a train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave via Geneve, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, and Saint-Michel-Valloire in around 5h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to La Grave via St-Julien-en-Genevois, gare, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, and GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE in around 6h 26m.

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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Saint-Michel-Valloire
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annecy to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to St Michel Valloire
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Annecy to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
15€ - 23€
Rail 1st Class
24€ - 35€
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to St Michel Valloire
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
24€ - 28€
Bus operators
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to LA GRAVE - Office du Tourisme - LA GRAVE
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Zou! LER
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Grenoble-Gare-Routière
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Transalis
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Geneva Airport to La Grave
Estimated price
37€

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