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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Alpe d'Huez by train, taxi, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, taxi

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Grenoble Universités - Gières
  2. Take a taxi from Grenoble Universités - Gières to Alpe d'Huez

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Grenoble - Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Station

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Grenoble
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Station

Bus via Geneva

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Grenoble
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Geneva to Alpe d'Huez

Geneva to Alpe d'Huez by train and bus

The journey time between Geneva and Alpe d'Huez is around 4h 48m and covers a distance of around 235 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Transaltitude, the Geneva to Alpe d'Huez service departs from Geneve and arrives in Station. Typically 16 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

16 Weekly Services
4h 48m Average Duration
€70 Cheapest Price
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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

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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, United States, Zambia 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, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom

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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 Alpe d'Huez is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alpe d'Huez is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alpe d'Huez 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: 23 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Geneva to Alpe d'Huez is to bus, which costs SFr 26 - SFr 35 and takes 4h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Alpe d'Huez is to drive which costs SFr 26 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Alpe d'Huez station. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Airport and arriving at Station via Gare Routiere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 55m.

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The distance between Geneva and Alpe d'Huez is 127 km. The road distance is 210.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Alpe d'Huez without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3h 5m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 3h 5m to get from Geneva to Alpe d'Huez, including transfers.

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Geneva to Alpe d'Huez bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Geneva - Airport station.

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Geneva to Alpe d'Huez bus services, operated by Transaltitude, arrive at Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Alpe d'Huez is 211 km. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Geneva to Alpe d'Huez.

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There are 220+ hotels available in Alpe d'Huez. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Alpe d'Huez.
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  • Distance: 127.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 5m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Alpe d'Huez, France?

You can take a bus from Geneva to Alpe d'Huez via Gare Routiere in around 4h 55m.

Train operators
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 Geneve to Grenoble Universités - Gières
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€20 - €29
Rail 1st Class
€29 - €45
Train from Geneve to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€21 - €30
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Transaltitude
Phone
+33 (0)820 083 838
Website
transaltitude.fr
Bus from Gare Routiere to Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €19
Website
Transaltitude
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Airport to Grenoble - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
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 Airport to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
Taxi from Grenoble Universités - Gières to Alpe d'Huez
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Estimated price
€150 - €190
Taxis Marillet
Phone
+33 6 11 08 81 76
Website
taxis-grenoblois.fr
Taxi Sur Grenoble
Phone
+33 4 76 54 42 54
Website
taxi-grenoble38.fr
France Alpes Taxi
Phone
+33 6 50 03 80 38
Website
francealpestaxi.com
Cab Alpes Taxi
Phone
+33 6 85 69 23 28
Website
cab-alpes-taxi.fr

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