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

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Train, bus  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Grenoble Ter
  2. Take the bus from Gares to La Croix Des Ayes Exp1 / ...

56€ - 97€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Grenoble N1156 / ...

15€ - 29€

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Ter
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Brignoud Ter

41€ - 80€

Bus via Saint-Julien-en-Genevois  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant Re02

18€ - 25€

Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Bernin 129.6 km

14€ - 22€

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

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The social distance requirement in Bernin is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Bernin is to drive which costs SFr 15 - SFr 23 and takes 1h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Bernin is to drive which costs SFr 15 - SFr 23 and takes 1h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Bernin. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at La Croix Des Ayes via Gares. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Geneva and Bernin is 106 km. The road distance is 129.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Bernin without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 57m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Geneva to Bernin, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Bernin is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 15 - SFr 35 and takes 4h 9m.

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Geneva to Bernin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Grenoble station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Bernin is 130 km. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Geneva to Bernin.

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  • Distance: 106 km
  • Duration: 2h 57m

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Bernin via Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Brignoud, and Brignoud Gare in around 2h 59m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Grenoble 4 times a day. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 3h 15m. Eurolines FR also services this route once daily.

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 Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Brignoud
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 20€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Rail 1st Class
13€ - 20€
Bus operators
Transisère
Phone
+33 820 08 38 38
Website
transisere.fr
Bus from Gares to La Croix Des Ayes
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Transisère
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 Grenoble
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Geneva to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Eurolines FR
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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