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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Beaufort by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Le Péage-de-Roussillon Ter / ...

€117 - €146

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Train, bus  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Grenoble Ter
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Le Content 7300 / ...

Bus  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Grenoble - Bus Station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Le Content 7300 / ...

Bus via Geneva  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Grenoble 739 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Le Content 7300 / ...

Drive  •  1h 55m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Beaufort 185.5 km

€20 - €30

Geneva to Beaufort by train and bus

The journey time between Geneva and Beaufort is around 4h 30m and covers a distance of around 233 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 40m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Cars Région Isère, the Geneva to Beaufort service departs from Geneve and arrives in Le Content. Typically 15 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 30m
Fastest journey time:
3h 40m
Journey distance:
233 km
Services per week:
15
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:00
Last service departs at:
14:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Beaufort train and bus schedules

Switzerland → France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Beaufort is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Beaufort 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: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Beaufort is to drive which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 1h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Geneva to Beaufort is to drive. Taking this option will cost SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Beaufort. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Airport and arriving at Le Content via Gare Routiere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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The distance between Geneva and Beaufort is 126 km. The road distance is 185.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Beaufort without a car is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Geneva to Beaufort, including transfers.

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Geneva to Beaufort bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Geneva - Airport station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Beaufort is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 10m.

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Geneva to Beaufort bus services, operated by Cars Région Isère, arrive at Le Content station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Beaufort is 186 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Geneva to Beaufort.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Beaufort.
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  • Distance: 125.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Beaufort, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France?

You can take a train from Geneva to Beaufort via Lyon Part Dieu and Le Péage-de-Roussillon in around 3h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Beaufort via Gare Routiere in around 4h 10m.

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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Le Péage-de-Roussillon
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €25
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 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
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Le Peage De Roussillon
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€7 - €11
Bus operators
Cars Région Isère
Website
carsisere.auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Gare Routiere to Le Content
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
carsisere.auvergnerhonealpes.fr
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 - 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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva Airport to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice 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

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