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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Risoul by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Grenoble
  2. Take the train from Grenoble to Veynes-Devoluy
  3. Take the train from Veynes-Devoluy to Montdauphin-Guill.

$71 - $105

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Grenoble 1739 / ...
  2. Take the bus from GRENOBLE Gare Routiere to Briancon - Gare Sncf Ler 35

$42 - $63

3 alternative options

Train via Gap(F)  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Grenoble
  2. Take the train from Grenoble to Gap(F)
  3. Take the train from Gap(F) to Montdauphin-Guill.

$76 - $115

Bus via Gare de Veynes-Dévoluy  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Grenoble - Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Gare de Veynes-Dévoluy
  3. Take the bus from Gare de Veynes-Dévoluy to Gare de Montdauphin-Guillestre

$43 - $64

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Risoul 175.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Risoul is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Risoul is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Risoul. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Airport and arriving at Guillestre Gare Routière via Grenoble-Gare-Routière, Gare de Veynes-Dévoluy and Mont-Dauphin - Gare SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 39 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Risoul is 177 km. The road distance is 281.4 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Risoul without a car is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Geneva to Risoul, including transfers.

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Geneva to Risoul bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Geneva - Airport station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Risoul is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 8 h 39 min.

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Geneva to Risoul bus services, operated by SNCF Bus, arrive at Gare de Montdauphin-Guillestre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Risoul is 281 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Geneva to Risoul.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Risoul.
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  • Distance: 110.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Risoul via Gare de Grenoble, Grenoble, Veynes-Devoluy, Montdauphin-Guill., and Mont-Dauphin - Gare SNCF in around 8 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Risoul via Grenoble-Gare-Routière, Gare de Veynes-Dévoluy, and Mont-Dauphin - Gare SNCF in around 8 h 39 min.

Train operators
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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Grenoble to Veynes-Devoluy
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Veynes-Devoluy to Montdauphin-Guill.
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $40
Train from Grenoble to Gap(F)
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Gap(F) to Montdauphin-Guill.
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $29
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 Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 - Airport to Grenoble - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
SNCF Bus
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Gare de Veynes-Dévoluy
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
SNCF Bus
Bus from Gare de Veynes-Dévoluy to Gare de Montdauphin-Guillestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
SNCF Bus
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 Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from GRENOBLE Gare Routiere to Briancon - Gare Sncf
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
info-ler.fr

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