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There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Friedrichshafen by train, ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Singen 4 / ...
  3. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Friedrichshafen Stadt Ire / ...

$125 - $220

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Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen 006

$19 - $29

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Train, ferry  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Romanshorn 8
  3. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai

$117 - $216

Bus Eurolines CH  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Annemasse to Zürich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen 006

$40 - $53

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Friedrichshafen 255.1 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Zurich, train, ferry  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Romanshorn
  3. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai

$99 - $217

Fly to Friedrichshafen  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) GVA - FDH

$104 - $472

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Friedrichshafen is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 29 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Friedrichshafen is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva station to Friedrichshafen. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Friedrichshafen via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Friedrichshafen. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Friedrichshafen Stadt via Zürich HB and Singen(Hohentwiel). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Friedrichshafen is 300 km. The road distance is 408.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Friedrichshafen without a car is to train which takes 5 h 46 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Geneva to Friedrichshafen, including transfers.

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Geneva to Friedrichshafen bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

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Geneva to Friedrichshafen 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 Friedrichshafen is to train which takes 5 h 46 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 29 and takes 7 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 480 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Friedrichshafen.
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  • Distance: 187.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via Zürich HB, Singen, and Singen(Hohentwiel) in around 5 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via Zürich and Zurich in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Singen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
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 Romanshorn
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Romanshorn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
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 Singen(Hohentwiel) to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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 Zürich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Annemasse to Zürich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $35
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eurolines.ch
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
bsb.de

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Geneva to Friedrichshafen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Friedrichshafen Stadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Friedrichshafen is 408 km. It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to drive from Geneva to Friedrichshafen.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 950+ hotels available in Friedrichshafen. Prices start at $73 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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