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

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Train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Nancy Ville Tgv

$129 - $218

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Bus RegioJet  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Nancy

$22 - $35

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Dijon 759
  2. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Nancy Ville Tgv

$57 - $75

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 306 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Nancy N730

$29 - $54

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Nancy 291.6 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Lyon, fly to Metz/Nancy, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Metz/Nancy (ETZ) LYS - ETZ
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Nancy Ville

$147 - $559

Fly Geneva to Luxembourg, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Luxembourg (LUX) GVA - LUX
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Nancy, Ville

$92 - $275

Train to Lyon, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB) LYS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Nancy Ville

$130 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Nancy is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 9 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Nancy is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Nancy. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Nancy via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Nancy. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Nancy Ville via Olten, Basel SBB and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Nancy is 276 km. The road distance is 466.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Nancy without a car is to train which takes 6 h 50 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Geneva to Nancy, including transfers.

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

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Geneva to Nancy train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Nancy is to train which takes 6 h 50 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 27 - SFr 55 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Metz/Nancy Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Geneva to Nancy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nancy station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Nancy.
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  • Distance: 172.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Nancy via Olten, Basel SBB, and Strasbourg in around 6 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Nancy via Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Metz/Nancy
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Metz/Nancy
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
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. 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 Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Nancy Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Metz Ville to Nancy Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$19 - $30
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Nancy Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Dijon Ville to Nancy Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Metz Ville to Nancy Ville
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $34
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Metz-Ville to Nancy, Ville
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Nancy, Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
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 Dijon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Nancy
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Lyon Gare de Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Strasbourg to Nancy
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
isilines.com

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