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There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Borken by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Geneva to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) GVA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Borken(Westf)

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Fly Geneva to Frankfurt, train  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GVA - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Borken(Westf)

Train to Lyon, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LYS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Borken(Westf)

Fly Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 53m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GVA - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Wesel

Train via Troisdorf  •  10h 53m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Siegburg/Bonn Ice
  3. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Essen Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Borken(Westf) Re

Train  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 15 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Essen Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Borken(Westf) Re

Bus, train  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Essen N496
  2. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Borken(Westf) Re

Drive  •  7h 35m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Borken 852.6 km

90€ - 140€

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The COVID-19 helpline number in Borken is 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Borken is to drive which costs SFr 100 - SFr 150 and takes 7h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Borken is to drive which costs SFr 100 - SFr 150 and takes 7h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Borken. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Borken(Westf) via Olten, Basel Sbb, Siegburg/Bonn and Essen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 53m.

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The distance between Geneva and Borken is 629 km. The road distance is 852.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Borken without a car is to train via Troisdorf which takes 10h 53m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Geneva to Borken, including transfers.

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Geneva to Borken train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Geneva to Borken train services, operated by NordWestBahn, arrive at Borken(Westf) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Borken is 853 km. It takes approximately 7h 35m to drive from Geneva to Borken.

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  • Distance: 629.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 7m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Borken, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany?

You can take a train from Geneva to Borken via Olten, Basel SBB, Basel Sbb, Siegburg/Bonn, and Essen Hbf in around 10h 53m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 350€
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 480€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 480€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 380€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 250€
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 210€
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 210€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 460€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Train operators
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Borken(Westf)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180€ - 320€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
14€ - 19€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Wesel
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Wesel Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Bus operators
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 Essen
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lufthansa, KLM, easyJet and four other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 164+ hotels available in Borken. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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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