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There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Arlay by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Bourg En Bresse Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Bourg En Bresse to Lons Le Saunier Ter

35€ - 60€

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Dijon Milan > Geneva - Bus station > Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Suisse > Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - France > Dijon > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Dole Ville Ter / ...

17€ - 43€

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Bourg En Bresse Tgv / ...
  2. Take the bus from BOURG Gare SNCF to LONS Gare SNCF 303

Drive  •  1h 48m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Arlay 183.8 km

21€ - 35€

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The COVID-19 helpline number in Arlay is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Arlay is to drive which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 1h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Arlay is to drive which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 1h 48m.

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The distance between Geneva and Arlay is 78 km. The road distance is 183.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Arlay without a car is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 65.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Geneva to Arlay, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Arlay is 184 km. It takes approximately 1h 48m to drive from Geneva to Arlay.

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There are 220+ hotels available in Arlay. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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  • Distance: 77.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Arlay via Bourg En Bresse, Lons Le Saunier, and LONS Gare SNCF in around 4h 20m.

Train operators
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 Geneve to Bourg En Bresse
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
31€ - 36€
1st Class
26€ - 31€
Train from Dijon Ville to Dole Ville
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 29€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
25€ - 29€
1st Class
18€ - 22€
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 Bourg-en-Bresse
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
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 Bourg En Bresse to Lons Le Saunier
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
Train from Dijon Ville to Dole Ville
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 20€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
Rail 1st Class
14€ - 20€
Bus operators
Mobigo Jura
Phone
+33 3 80 11 29 29
Website
viamobigo.fr
Bus from BOURG Gare SNCF to LONS Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Mobigo Jura
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Dijon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Dijon
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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