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There are 12 ways to get from Geneva to Loire Valley by train, bus, car or plane

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Train inOui TGV  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Tours Tgv

$146 - $166

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Bus FlixBus  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Paris, Massy N799
  2. Take the bus from Paris South - Massy-Palaiseau to Tours Ouibus

$38 - $61

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Train SNCF  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu Genève - Lyon-Part-Dieu / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps Ic / ...

$99 - $162

Bus Isilines  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Tours

$38 - $63

Drive  •  5h 53m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Loire Valley 361.6 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Lyon, fly to Poitiers, train  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Poitiers (PIS) LYS - PIS
  3. Take the train from Poitiers to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$167 - $591

Fly Geneva to Paris Orly, train  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Orly (ORY) GVA - ORY
  2. Take the train from Massy TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$103 - $274

Fly Geneva to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris CDG (CDG) GVA - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$101 - $306

Fly Geneva to Nantes, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nantes (NTE) GVA - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Tours

$92 - $315

Train to Lyon, fly to Nantes, train  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nantes (NTE) LYS - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Tours

$106 - $293

Train to Lyon, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris Orly (ORY) LYS - ORY
  3. Take the train from Massy TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$142 - $372

Train to Lyon, fly to Limoges, train  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Limoges (LIG) LYS - LIG
  3. Take the train from Limoges-Benedictins to Poitiers
  4. Take the train from Poitiers to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$250 - $560

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Loire Valley is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 12h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Loire Valley is to drive which costs SFr 75 - SFr 120 and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Tours via Paris South - Massy-Palaiseau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Gare de Genève and arriving at Tours via Lyon Part Dieu and St-Pierre-des-Corps. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 28m.

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The distance between Geneva and Loire Valley is 435 km. The road distance is 578.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Loire Valley without a car is to train which takes 6h 15m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Geneva to Loire Valley, including transfers.

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Geneva to Loire Valley bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Loire Valley train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Loire Valley is to train which takes 6h 15m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 9h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Loire Valley.
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  • Distance: 271.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Loire Valley, France?

You can take a train from Geneva to Loire Valley via Paris Gare de Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse, and Tours in around 6h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Loire Valley via Paris South - Massy-Palaiseau and Tours in around 9h 56m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Geneva to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Lyon to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Geneva to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Lyon to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Lyon to Limoges
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Flights from Geneva to Nantes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Aigle Azur
Website
aigle-azur.com
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Tours
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Poitiers to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Train from Massy TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$90 - $150
Train from Gare de Poitiers to Gare de St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Nantes to Tours
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Limoges-Benedictins to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Paris, Massy
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Paris South - Massy-Palaiseau to Tours
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Tours
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Poitiers Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Geneva to Loire Valley bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Tours station.

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Geneva to Loire Valley train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St-Pierre-des-Corps station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Loire Valley is 579 km. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from Geneva to Loire Valley.

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Poitiers Airport.

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There are 544+ hotels available in Loire Valley. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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