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

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Brive-la-Gaillarde N1157

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Drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Payzac 534.6 km

Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  8h

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bordeaux (BOD) GVA - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Thiviers

Fly to Brive  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Brive (BVE) GVA - BVE
Switzerland → France
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International entry into France from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in France

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Mandatory

Mandatory

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 Payzac is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Payzac 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: 30 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Payzac is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 95 and takes 5h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Geneva to Payzac is to drive which takes 5h 17m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 95.

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The distance between Geneva and Payzac is 392 km. The road distance is 534.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Payzac without a car is to bus which takes 9h 5m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 9h 5m to get from Geneva to Payzac, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Payzac is to bus which takes 9h 5m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs SFr 180 - SFr 500 and takes 6h 32m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Payzac is 535 km. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Geneva to Payzac.

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easyJet offers flights from Geneva Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Payzac. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Payzac.
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  • Distance: 392.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 5m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Payzac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France?

FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Brive-la-Gaillarde 3 times a week. Tickets cost €26 - €35 and the journey takes 8h 20m. Alternatively, easyJet, Air France and Lufthansa fly from Geneva to Payzac 3 times a day.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Brive via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Flights from Geneva to Brive via Toulouse, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Flights from Geneva to Brive via Nice, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Flights from Geneva to Brive via Munich, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Train operators
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 Bordeaux St Jean to Thiviers
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €30
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Brive-la-Gaillarde
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 11 - SFr 40.

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