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

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Train  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Roanne Ic

$51 - $75

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Genève to Saint-Étienne Gare de Châteaucreux N706
  2. Take the bus from Saint-Étienne to Roanne 747 / ...

$29 - $37

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Perrache to Roanne Ic

$34 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Roanne 152.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Roanne. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Roanne via Saint-Étienne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Roanne. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Roanne via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Roanne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Geneva to Roanne, including transfers.

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Geneva to Roanne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Genève station.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Roanne is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 10 min.

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Geneva to Roanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Roanne station.

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Roanne.
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  • Distance: 100.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Roanne via Saint-Étienne Gare de Châteaucreux and Saint-Étienne in around 6 h 10 min.

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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Roanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Roanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Saint-Étienne Gare de Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Book at
eurolines.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Saint-Étienne
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Saint-Étienne to Roanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Roanne is 244 km. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Geneva to Roanne.

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