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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon
  2. Take the train from Paris-Est to Troyes

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Dijon
  2. Take the bus from Dijon to Saint-Florentin-Vergigny
  3. Take the bus from Saint-Florentin-Vergigny to Troyes

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Dijon
  2. Take the train from Dijon to Troyes

Drive

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lavau

Fly Geneva to Paris CDG, train

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  2. Take the train from Paris-Est to Troyes

Fly Geneva to Paris Orly, train

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Orly (ORY)
  2. Take the train from Paris-Est to Troyes

Train to Lyon, fly to Paris CDG, train

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  3. Take the train from Paris-Est to Troyes

Fly Geneva to Paris Le Bourget Apt, train, line 1 bus

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG)
  2. Take the train from Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris-Est to Troyes
  4. Take the line 1 bus from Gare Voltaire to Pont Hubert

Geneva to Lavau by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Geneva and Lavau is around 13h 37m and covers a distance of around 676 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8h 22m. The fastest journey normally takes 13h 11m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui, Transilien and others, the Geneva to Lavau service departs from Genève and arrives in Pont Hubert. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 15m
Layover time:
8h 22m
Total time:
13h 37m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
13h 11m
Journey distance:
676 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:30
Last service departs at:
18:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Lavau train, walk and bus schedules

Switzerland → France
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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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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 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lavau is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Lavau is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lavau is to bus which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 10h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Lavau is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva station to Lavau. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Pont Hubert via Dijon, Saint-Florentin-Vergigny and Gare Voltaire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 32m.

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The distance between Geneva and Lavau is 283 km. The road distance is 435.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lavau without a car is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Geneva to Lavau, including transfers.

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Geneva to Lavau bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Geneva - Bus station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lavau is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 10h 32m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Geneva to Lavau bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Troyes station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Lavau.
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  • Distance: 282.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Lavau, Grand Est, France?

You can take a train from Geneva to Lavau via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris-Est, Troyes, and Gare Voltaire in around 6h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Lavau via Dijon, Saint-Florentin-Vergigny, Troyes, and Gare Voltaire in around 10h 32m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €180
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Paris Le Bourget Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €250
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 Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris-Est to Troyes
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Dijon to Troyes
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
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 Paris l'Est to Troyes
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €30
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Dijon Ville to Troyes
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€26 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Transilien
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Dijon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Dijon to Saint-Florentin-Vergigny
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
Bus from Saint-Florentin-Vergigny to Troyes
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
TCAT
Phone
+33 3 25 70 49 00
Website
tcat.fr
Bus from Gare Voltaire to Pont Hubert
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
TCAT

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Lavau is 435 km. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Geneva to Lavau.

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Swiss and Air France offer flights from Geneva Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Lavau. Prices start at €87 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 40.

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