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There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Kembs by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten Ic5 / ...

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Bus  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Basel SBB 122 / ...

4 alternative options

Train via Bern  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB Ic61 / ...

Drive  •  2h 46m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Kembs 270.9 km

Fly to Basel  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Basel (BSL) GVA - BSL

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb

Geneva to Kembs by train and bus

109 Weekly Services
3h 51m Average Duration
€80 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Kembs is to bus which costs SFr 19 - SFr 40 and takes 5h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Geneva to Kembs is to drive. Taking this option will cost SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 2h 46m.

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The distance between Geneva and Kembs is 195 km. The road distance is 270.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Kembs without a car is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Geneva to Kembs, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Kembs is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 19 - SFr 40 and takes 5h 33m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 290 and takes 5h 42m.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Kembs is 271 km. It takes approximately 2h 46m to drive from Geneva to Kembs.

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Air France, KLM, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Kembs. Prices start at €100 per night.

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  • Distance: 194.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Kembs, France?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Genève to Olten hourly. Tickets cost €70 - €130 and the journey takes 2h 3m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Basel SBB 5 times a day. Tickets cost €14 - €18 and the journey takes 4h 30m. RegioJet also services this route once a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Split
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Bastia
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €850
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €850
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €850
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€420 - €850
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €900
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €120
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 Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€18 - €25
1st Class
€29 - €40
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
RegioJet

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 40.

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