There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Friedrichshafen by train, ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen 4 / ...
  3. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Stadt Ire

$116 - $202

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Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 30 min

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

$19 - $29

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Train, ferry  •  5 h 59 min

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

$120 - $210

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 7 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 36 min

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

$119 - $452

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Stuttgart (STR) GVA - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
  3. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Friedrichshafen Stadt

$135 - $268

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Geneva to Friedrichshafen, including transfers.

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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 Schaffhausen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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The nearest airport to Friedrichshafen is Friedrichshafen (FDH) Airport which is 4 km away. Other nearby airports include Memmingen (FMM) (67.6 km), Zurich (ZRH) (72.3 km), Stuttgart (STR) (116.8 km) and Basel (BSL) (145.8 km).

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Friedrichshafen.
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  • Distance: 187.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via Zürich HB and Schaffhausen in around 5 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via Zurich in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Romanshorn
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
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
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
vvs.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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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
Book at
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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