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There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Alsace by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar
  3. Take the train from Colmar to Metz Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Metz Ville to St Avold

$150 - $235

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Bus  •  11h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Dijon 759
  2. Take the bus from Dijon to Metz
  3. Take the bus from Metz to Saint Avold 2 / ...

$27 - $42

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Train via Strasbourg  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines

$123 - $213

Bus, train  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines Sarreguemines - Strasbourg / ...

$38 - $56

Drive  •  5h

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lachambre 303.9 miles

$65 - $95

Fly Geneva to Zurich, train  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville

$98 - $201

Train to Lyon, fly to Strasbourg  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB) LYS - SXB

$98 - $430

Fly Geneva to Luxembourg, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Luxembourg (LUX) GVA - LUX
  2. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville

$90 - $294

Fly Geneva to Paris CDG, train  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris CDG (CDG) GVA - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Champagne-Ardenne

$87 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Alsace is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 45 and takes 11h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Alsace is to fly and train which costs SFr 95 - SFr 200 and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Alsace. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Lachambre - Village via Dijon, Metz and St.Avold - Gare Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Alsace. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at St Avold via Olten, Basel SBB, Colmar and Metz Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 10m.

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The distance between Geneva and Alsace is 239 km. The road distance is 486.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Alsace without a car is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 240.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m to get from Geneva to Alsace, including transfers.

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Geneva to Alsace bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Alsace train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Alsace is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 26 - SFr 45 and takes 11h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Alsace.
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  • Distance: 149.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 10m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Alsace, France?

You can take a train from Geneva to Lachambre via Olten, Basel SBB, Colmar, and Metz Ville in around 7h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Lachambre via Dijon, Metz, and St.Avold - Gare Routière in around 11h 19m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
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. 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 Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Colmar
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Colmar to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Champagne-Ardenne
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Metz Ville to St Avold
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
regiojet.com
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 Geneva to Dijon
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Dijon to Metz
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Info TIM - ATRIV 57
Phone
0 820 050 057
Email
webmestre@moselle.fr
Website
infotim57.fr
Bus from Metz to Saint Avold
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
infotim57.fr

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Geneva to Alsace bus services, operated by Info TIM - ATRIV 57, arrive at Saint Avold station.

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Geneva to Alsace train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St Avold station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Alsace is 486 km. It takes approximately 5h to drive from Geneva to Alsace.

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Royal Jordanian, Tunisair and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 1256+ hotels available in Alsace. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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