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There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Alsace by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Selestat Ter

104€ - 191€

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Bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Basel, Basel SBB N122 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Colmar N831 / ...

34€ - 50€

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Train via Bern  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 15 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Selestat Ter

105€ - 196€

Bus, train  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Genève to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Selestat Ter

115€ - 191€

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Alsace 345.6 km

40€ - 60€

Fly Geneva to Zurich, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Selestat

148€ - 500€

Train to Lyon, fly to Strasbourg  •  6h 34m

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

156€ - 415€

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Alsace is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 7h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Alsace is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 3h 28m.

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The distance between Geneva and Alsace is 252 km. The road distance is 345.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Alsace without a car is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Geneva to Alsace, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Alsace is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 7h 14m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Alsace is 346 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Geneva to Alsace.

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

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There are 1294+ hotels available in Alsace. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Alsace.
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  • Distance: 252.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Alsace via Olten, Basel SBB, Basel Sbb, Selestat, and Sélestat Gare in around 5h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Alsace via Basel, Basel SBB, Colmar, Colmar, Selestat, and Sélestat Gare in around 7h 14m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 210€
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 200€
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 Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Selestat
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Colmar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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