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There are 6 ways to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Chambéry Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Modane Lyon - / ...

$24 - $34

5 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Chambéry Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux to Gare de Modane Cars Chambéry - Modane / ...

$24 - $32

Train via Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux Genève - Grenoble / ...
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Modane Lyon - / ...

$50 - $77

Train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Culoz Genève - Lyon-Part-Dieu / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Culoz to Gare de Modane Lyon-Part-Dieu - Modane

$43 - $63

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane 119.2 miles

$25 - $40

Towncar  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take a town car from Geneva Airport to Modane 119.2 miles

$35 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane is to drive which costs SFr 25 - SFr 40 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Airport and arriving at Gare de Modane via Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane. However, there are services departing from Genève-Aéroport and arriving at Modane via Gare de Genève and Chambery-Challes-E. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Modane is 122 km. The road distance is 190.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 35.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane, including transfers.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Geneva - Airport station.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane is to bus which takes 4 h 14 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane.
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  • Distance: 76.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland and Modane, France?

You can take a bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane via Chambéry and Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux in around 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane via Genève, Gare de Genève, Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux, and Chambery-Challes-E in around 4 h 20 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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-E to Modane
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Culoz
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Gare de Culoz to Gare de Modane
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $55
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Modane
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $45
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 Genève to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Culoz
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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 Geneva - Airport to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Geneva Airport to Modane
Estimated price
$35 - $140

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane bus services, operated by SNCF Bus, arrive at Gare de Modane station.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Modane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane is 191 km. It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Modane.

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There are 2504+ hotels available in Modane. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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