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

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Train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Singen 4 / ...
  3. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw) Ic / ...

$206 - $315

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Bus, train  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...

$101 - $146

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Train via Bern  •  6h 14m

  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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Hauptbahnhof ZOB, Freiburg im Breisgau to Neustadt Bahnhof, Titisee-Neustadt Bus

$160 - $255

Bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Villingen-Schwenningen 306

$107 - $136

Drive  •  3h 44m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Black Forest 222.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Geneva to Zurich, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Singen
  3. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)

$198 - $347

Train to Lyon, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7h 32m

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

$210 - $572

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Black Forest is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Black Forest is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3h 44m.

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The distance between Geneva and Black Forest is 256 km. The road distance is 356.4 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Black Forest without a car is to train which takes 6h 4m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 320.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Geneva to Black Forest, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Black Forest is to train which takes 6h 4m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 140 and takes 7h 14m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Black Forest is 356 km. It takes approximately 3h 44m to drive from Geneva to Black Forest.

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

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There are 769+ hotels available in Black Forest. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Black Forest.
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  • Distance: 159.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 4m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Geneva to Black Forest via Zürich HB, Singen(Hohentwiel), and St Georgen(Schwarzw) in around 6h 4m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Black Forest 5 times a week. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 6h 40m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
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
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Singen
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $26
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hauptbahnhof ZOB, Freiburg im Breisgau to Neustadt Bahnhof, Titisee-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Train from Offenburg to Triberg
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel Sbb to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 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
Bus operators
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 Villingen-Schwenningen
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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 Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus

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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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