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

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Fly Geneva to San Sebastian  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to San Sebastian (EAS) GVA - EAS

86€ - 217€

Cheapest option

Bus via San Sebastián  •  17h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to San Sebastian / Donostia N1157

52€ - 63€

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Train to Lyon, fly to Biarritz  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ

111€ - 271€

Fly Geneva to Biarritz  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Biarritz (BIQ) GVA - BIQ

91€ - 276€

Train via Paris  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye Tgv

193€ - 266€

Train  •  12h 37m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse Matabiau Tgv
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Hendaye

162€ - 250€

Bus  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Ginebra to Irun

70€ - 110€

Drive  •  8h 37m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Irun 920.3 km

95€ - 150€

Geneva to Irun by train, walk and subway

The journey time between Geneva and Irun is around 12h 20m and covers a distance of around 1274 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 5m. Operated by TGV inOui and Paris Metro, the Geneva to Irun service departs from Geneve and arrives in Hendaye. Typically 25 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12h 20m
Fastest journey time:
9h 5m
Services per week:
25
Cheapest price:
193€
Carbon emissions:
67 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:29
Last service departs at:
18:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Irun train, walk and subway schedules

Switzerland → Spain
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Irun is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Irun is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Irun is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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Last updated: 11 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Irun is to bus via San Sebastián which costs SFr 55 - SFr 70 and takes 17h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Irun is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 310 and takes 5h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ginebra and arriving at Irun. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 14h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Irun. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Hendaye via Bercy and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 23m.

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The distance between Geneva and Irun is 702 km. The road distance is 920.3 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Irun without a car is to train via Paris which takes 9h 23m and costs SFr 210 - SFr 300.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from Geneva to Irun, including transfers.

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Geneva to Irun bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Ginebra station.

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Geneva to Irun train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Irun is to fly which takes 6h 45m and costs SFr 95 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs SFr 210 - SFr 300 and takes 9h 23m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 120 and takes 14h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Irun.
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  • Distance: 702.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 45m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Irun, Spain?

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Geneva to Irun 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Irun via Paris Gare De Lyon, Bercy, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 in around 9h 23m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 230€
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 190€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 230€
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 190€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Flights from Geneva to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 470€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 110€
1st Class
95€ - 120€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Toulouse Matabiau to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
Rail 1st Class
55€ - 85€
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Ginebra to Irun
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Genève to Irun
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
iberocoach.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to San Sebastian / Donostia
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to San Sebastian Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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Geneva to Irun bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Irun station.

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Geneva to Irun train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Hendaye station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Irun is 920 km. It takes approximately 8h 37m to drive from Geneva to Irun.

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Swiss, British Airways, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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There are 467+ hotels available in Irun. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 12 - SFr 45.

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