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There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Olten by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...

$65 - $120

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Bus, train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Berne Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Olten 118-Y / ...

$34 - $62

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Olten 139.9 miles

$29 - $45

Fly, train  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Olten

$86 - $198

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Olten is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Olten is to train which costs SFr 65 - SFr 120 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genève and arriving at Olten. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Olten is 185 km. The road distance is 223.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Olten without a car is to train which takes 2 h 3 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120.

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The train from Genève to Olten takes 2 h 3 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Geneva to Olten train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Olten station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Olten is 224 km. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from Geneva to Olten.

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  • Distance: 115.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Olten, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Olten hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Olten
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Olten
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Berne
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
regiojet.com

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 170+ hotels available in Olten. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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

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