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Train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Orleans Ter

€96 - €139

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Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Paris - Massy-Palaiseau N799
  2. Take the bus from Paris - Massy-Palaiseau to Orléans 1923

€34 - €41

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Train via Nevers  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nevers Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Nevers to Orleans Ter

€157 - €270

Night bus, bus  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the night bus from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand N706
  2. Take the bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Orléans BlaBlaCar Bus

€37 - €44

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Orléans 540.2 km

€55 - €90

Fly Geneva to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 23m

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

€94 - €244

Train to Lyon, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 37m

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

€129 - €258

Fly Geneva to Paris Orly, train  •  6h 28m

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

€81 - €239

Fly Geneva to Paris Le Bourget Apt, train  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) GVA - LBG
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Orleans

€111 - €389

Fly Geneva to Nantes, train  •  8h 4m

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

€88 - €314

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

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

The social distance requirement in Orléans 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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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Orléans is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Orléans is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 95 and takes 4h 58m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Orléans. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Orleans via Paris Austerlitz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 21m.

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The distance between Geneva and Orléans is 373 km. The road distance is 540.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Orléans without a car is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Geneva to Orléans, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Orléans is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 9h.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Orléans.
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  • Distance: 372.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Orléans via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Austerlitz in around 5h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Orléans via Paris - Massy-Palaiseau in around 9h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €160
Flights from Geneva to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Nantes via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €230
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Paris Le Bourget Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Train operators
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 Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
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 Austerlitz to Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €23
Rail 1st Class
€24 - €35
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nevers
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
Train from Nevers to Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Nantes to Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nevers
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nevers to Orléans
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Paris - Massy-Palaiseau
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris - Massy-Palaiseau to Orléans
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Geneva to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Clermont-Ferrand to Orléans
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus

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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 Orléans bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Orléans station.

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Geneva to Orléans train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Orleans station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Orléans is 540 km. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Geneva to Orléans.

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

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Book your Geneva to Orléans train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Orléans. Prices start at €75 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 45.

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