There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Engelberg 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15 / ...

$99 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$28 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Engelberg 189.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Engelberg

$101 - $219

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Engelberg is to bus which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Engelberg is to drive which takes 3 h 10 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 60.

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The distance between Geneva and Engelberg is 186 km. The road distance is 303 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Geneva to Engelberg, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Engelberg. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Engelberg via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 24 min.

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What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Engelberg, Obwalden, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Engelberg hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $150 and the journey takes 3 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Engelberg via Zurich, Lucerne, and Luzern in around 7 h 19 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Engelberg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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