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There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Frankfurt am Main 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  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$144 - $249

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Bus RegioJet  •  10 h 10 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 Frankfurt Ouibus

$22 - $30

7 alternative options

Train via Bern  •  6 h 29 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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$145 - $252

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 122 / ...

$35 - $60

Drive, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$108 - $167

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Frankfurt am Main 363 miles

$75 - $110

Fly from Geneva  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GVA - FRA

$91 - $284

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 31 min

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

$163 - $430

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6 h 16 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

$115 - $332

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 21 - SFr 30 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 290 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Olten and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Frankfurt am Main is 474 km. The road distance is 580.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Geneva to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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

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Geneva to Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 21 - SFr 30 and takes 10 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 290 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 296.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Geneva to Frankfurt am Main via Olten and Basel SBB in around 6 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Frankfurt am Main via Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang and Karlsruhe in around 10 h 10 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
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
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
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 Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
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
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 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
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 Karlsruhe to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
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 Geneva to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Geneva to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Frankfurt am Main is 581 km. It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to drive from Geneva to Frankfurt am Main.

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

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Book your Geneva to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 680+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 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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