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There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu Genève - Lyon-Part-Dieu / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Fd - Lyon / ...

$63 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Clermont-Ferrand 799 / ...

$20 - $34

4 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Genève to Clermont-Ferrand

$30 - $45

Rideshare  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Clermont-Ferrand 195.6 miles

$22

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand 195.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) GVA - CFE

$82 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand is to rideshare which costs SFr 22 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genève and arriving at Clermont-Ferrand. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand. However, there are services departing from Gare de Genève and arriving at Clermont-Ferrand via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Clermont-Ferrand is 241 km. The road distance is 312.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand without a car is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 90.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand, including transfers.

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Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois station.

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Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 6 h 24 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 330 and takes 5 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand.
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  • Distance: 150.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Clermont-Ferrand, France?

You can take a train from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand via Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and Lyon Part Dieu in around 5 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand via St-Julien-en-G., SNCF, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, Lyon, and Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 6 h 24 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Clermont-Ferrand Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Clermont-Ferrand station.

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Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Clermont-Ferrand station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand is 312 km. It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to drive from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand.

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KLM, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Geneva Airport to Clermont-Ferrand Airport.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Clermont-Ferrand. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Geneva and Clermont-Ferrand. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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