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There are 10 ways to get from Geneva to Emden by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train via Mannheim  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten Ic5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof 20 / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof Re / ...

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Bus  •  16h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to St. Gallen Lagerstrasse
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen Lagerstrasse to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Piarcoplein
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Leer

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Train  •  13h

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1
  2. Take the train from Bern to Muenster(Westf)Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof Re / ...

Bus, night train, train  •  17h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
  2. Take the night train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf 30
  3. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Emsdetten Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Emsdetten, Bahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof Re

Drive  •  9h 3m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Emden 1048.8 km

Fly to Bremen, train  •  7h 44m

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

Fly to Muenster, train  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Muenster (FMO) GVA - FMO
  2. Take the train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 49m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) GVA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train, bus  •  9h 7m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GVA - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
  3. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  9h 21m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GVA - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Emden is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 130 and takes 16h 39m.

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The fastest way to get from Geneva to Emden is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost SFr 150 - SFr 550 and takes 7h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Emden. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof via Olten, Basel SBB, Mannheim Hbf and Münster Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 33m.

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The distance between Geneva and Emden is 800 km. The road distance is 1048.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Emden without a car is to train via Mannheim which takes 11h 33m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 480.

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It takes approximately 11h 33m to get from Geneva to Emden, including transfers.

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Geneva to Emden 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 Emden is to train via Mannheim which takes 11h 33m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 130 and takes 16h 39m.

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

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Geneva to Emden train services, operated by WestfalenBahn GmbH, arrive at Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Emden.
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  • Distance: 800.4 km
  • Duration: 11h 33m

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Emden via Olten, Basel SBB, Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof, Mannheim Hbf, Muenster(Westf)Hbf, and Münster Hauptbahnhof in around 11h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Emden via St. Gallen Lagerstrasse, Amsterdam Sloterdijk Piarcoplein, Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk, Leer, and Leer(Ostfriesl) in around 16h 39m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Flights from Geneva to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Flights from Geneva to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Flights from Geneva to Muenster via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Geneva to Muenster via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €300
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €260
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €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
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€120 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€210 - €370
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 Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Night train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€55 - €80
1st Class
€100 - €140
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 Mannheim Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Train from Emsdetten, Bahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Emsdetten
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
National Express Rail
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to St. Gallen Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
RegioJet
Bus from St. Gallen Lagerstrasse to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Piarcoplein
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once 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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to St. Gallen train station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Leer
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
arriva.nl

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Emden is 1049 km. It takes approximately 9h 3m to drive from Geneva to Emden.

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KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Geneva Airport to Bremen Airport.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 11 - SFr 40.

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