There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Friedrichshafen by train, ferry, 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  •  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

$118 - $205

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich Hernani > Saint-Sébastien > Bayonne > Bordeaux Centre > Brive-la-Gaillarde > Clermont-Ferrand > Saint-Etienne > Lyon - Gare routière Perrache > Genève - Gare routière > Lausanne > Fribourg > Berne > Zurich > Bâle Centre / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen 006 / ...

$20 - $31

5 alternative options

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

$121 - $212

Bus, ferry  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse Rj
  2. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai 166-Y

$28 - $57

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 - $218

Fly to Friedrichshafen  •  5 h 36 min

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

$110 - $533

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 8 h.

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 11 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
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
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Geneva to Friedrichshafen via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $480
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
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
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $15
Schedules at
bsb.de

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Geneva and Friedrichshafen is 300 km. The road distance is 408 km.

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Friedrichshafen is to bus which costs SFr 19 - SFr 30 and takes 8 h.

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

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.

No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Friedrichshafen. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Friedrichshafen via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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