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There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Darmstadt by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf Ic

$148 - $254

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Darmstadt 017 / ...

$23 - $32

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Train via Bern  •  7 h 13 min

  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 Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf Ic

$149 - $257

Bus, train  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Center
  2. Take the train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg
  3. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Darmstadt

$84 - $131

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Darmstadt 341.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly from Geneva, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GVA - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf

$105 - $304

Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA

$177 - $450

Train to Lyon, fly  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Frankfurt (FRA) LYS - FRA

$129 - $352

Train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA

$198 - $451

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Darmstadt is to bus which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Darmstadt is to fly and train which costs SFr 100 - SFr 310 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Darmstadt. However, there are services departing from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere and arriving at Darmstadt via Karlsruhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Darmstadt. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Darmstadt Hbf via Olten, Basel SBB and Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Darmstadt is 448 km. The road distance is 546.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Darmstadt without a car is to train which takes 7 h 10 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Geneva to Darmstadt, including transfers.

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Geneva to Darmstadt bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere station.

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Geneva to Darmstadt 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 Darmstadt is to train which takes 7 h 10 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Darmstadt.
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  • Distance: 280.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Darmstadt via Olten, Basel SBB, and Karlsruhe Hbf in around 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Darmstadt via Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang and Karlsruhe in around 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
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 Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
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 Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
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
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
7 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
regiojet.com
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 Karlsruhe to Darmstadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Karlsruhe to Darmstadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
marinobus.it
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
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Darmstadt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Geneva to Darmstadt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Darmstadt Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Darmstadt is 547 km. It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to drive from Geneva to Darmstadt.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Geneva Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 307+ hotels available in Darmstadt. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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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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