There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Roanne by bus, train 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

Bus, train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Genève - gare routière > Lyon - gare routière Perrache > Marseille - gare routière St-Charles > Nice - aéroport
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Perrache to Roanne

$27 - $44

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Saint-Etienne
  3. Take the bus from Saint-Étienne to Roanne 747 / ...

$13 - $22

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Roanne

$55 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Roanne 152.5 miles

$30 - $50

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Roanne via Lyon Part Dieu in around 3 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Roanne via Lyon - Perrache Bus station, Saint-Etienne, and Saint-Étienne in around 4 h 55 min.

Train operators
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Roanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Roanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve 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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saint-Étienne to Roanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Geneva and Roanne is 161 km. The road distance is 244 km.

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Roanne is to bus which costs SFr 12 - SFr 22 and takes 4 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Geneva to Roanne is to drive which takes 2 h 33 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 50.

No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Roanne. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Roanne via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Roanne. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Roanne via Lyon - Perrache Bus station and Saint-Étienne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Geneva to Roanne, including transfers.