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There are 11 ways to get from Geneva to Braunschweig by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Basel  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten Ic5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Braunschweig Hbf Ice

186€ - 318€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Zurich Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Hanover central bus station N24
  3. Take the bus from Hanover central bus station to Brunswick central station

57€ - 72€

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Train  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Braunschweig Hbf Ice

177€ - 263€

Bus, train  •  11h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf Ice / ...

100€ - 150€

Drive  •  8h 6m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Braunschweig 905.6 km

95€ - 150€

Fly Geneva to Hannover, train  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Hannover (HAJ) GVA - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf

85€ - 417€

Fly Geneva to Bremen, train  •  7h 47m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bremen (BRE) GVA - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf

111€ - 572€

Fly Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) GVA - BER
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf

89€ - 297€

Train to Zurich, fly to Hannover, train  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Hannover (HAJ) ZRH - HAJ
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf

159€ - 390€

Fly Geneva to Leipzig, train  •  8h 23m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Leipzig (LEJ) GVA - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Braunschweig Hbf

136€ - 452€

Fly Geneva to Frankfurt, train  •  7h 14m

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

141€ - 332€

Geneva to Braunschweig by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Braunschweig is around 10h 27m and covers a distance of around 936 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 15m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Südostbahn, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Geneva to Braunschweig train service departs from Genève and arrives in Braunschweig Hbf. Typically 36 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 27m
Fastest train time:
9h 15m
Trains per week:
36
Cheapest price:
187€
Carbon emissions:
49 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:15
Last train departs at:
21:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Braunschweig train schedules

Switzerland → Germany
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
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No, entry into Germany from Switzerland is currently restricted.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Braunschweig is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Braunschweig is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Germany.

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Braunschweig is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 80 and takes 18h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Geneva to Braunschweig is to fly and train which takes 6h 35m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 460.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Braunschweig station. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Brunswick central station via Zurich Bus Station and Hanover central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Braunschweig. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Braunschweig Hbf via Olten and Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 20m.

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The distance between Geneva and Braunschweig is 745 km. The road distance is 905.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Braunschweig without a car is to train via Basel which takes 9h 20m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 350.

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It takes approximately 9h 20m to get from Geneva to Braunschweig, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Braunschweig is to train via Basel which takes 9h 20m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 80 and takes 18h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Braunschweig.
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  • Distance: 745.2 km
  • Duration: 9h 20m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Braunschweig, Germany?

You can take a train from Geneva to Braunschweig via Olten and Basel Sbb in around 9h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Braunschweig via Zurich Bus Station and Hanover central bus station in around 18h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 440€
Flights from Geneva to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from Geneva to Hannover via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 440€
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 330€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 380€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 460€
Flights from Geneva to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Geneva to Leipzig via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Flights from Geneva to Leipzig via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 460€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 470€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 330€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 470€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 450€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Geneva to Hannover via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
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 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 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
RegioJet
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 Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Hanover central bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hanover central bus station to Brunswick central station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Hannover Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Geneva to Braunschweig bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brunswick central station.

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Geneva to Braunschweig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Braunschweig Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Braunschweig is 906 km. It takes approximately 8h 6m to drive from Geneva to Braunschweig.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Geneva Airport to Hannover Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Braunschweig. Prices start at 75€ 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 12 - SFr 45.

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