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There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Saclay by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Massy Palaiseau

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Paris - Massy-Palaiseau

Train

  1. Take the train from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon

Drive

  1. Drive from Geneva to Saclay

Fly Geneva to Paris Orly, train, bus

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Orly (ORY)
  2. Take the train from Antony to Massy Palaiseau
  3. Take the bus from Massy - Palaiseau RER to La Martinière

Fly Geneva to Paris CDG, train

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv to Massy Palaiseau

Train to Lyon, fly to Paris CDG, train

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv to Massy Palaiseau

Fly Geneva to Paris Le Bourget Apt, train, bus

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG)
  2. Take the train from Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Massy Palaiseau
  4. Take the bus from Massy - Palaiseau RER to La Martinière

Geneva to Saclay by train and bus

The journey time between Geneva and Saclay is around 5h 52m and covers a distance of around 528 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 40m. Operated by TGV inOui, Paris RER and Albatrans, the Geneva to Saclay service departs from Geneve and arrives in La Martinière. Typically 33 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 52m
Layover time:
2h
Total time:
5h 52m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 40m
Journey distance:
528 km
Services per week:
33
Cheapest price:
€88
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:29
Last service departs at:
20:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Saclay train and bus schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Geneva to Saclay is to bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 40 and takes 7h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Saclay is to fly and train and bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 240 and takes 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Saclay. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at La Martinière via Massy - Palaiseau RER. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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The distance between Geneva and Saclay is 410 km. The road distance is 531.1 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Saclay without a car is to train via Massy Palaiseau which takes 4h 33m and costs SFr 95 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Geneva to Saclay, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Saclay is to train via Massy Palaiseau which takes 4h 33m and costs SFr 95 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 40 and takes 7h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Geneva to Saclay bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris - Massy-Palaiseau station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Saclay.
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  • Distance: 410.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 33m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon every 4 hours. Tickets cost €80 - €110 and the journey takes 3h 14m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Paris - Massy-Palaiseau 4 times a week. Tickets cost €25 - €35 and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €180
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Paris Le Bourget Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €250
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 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
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 Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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)
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Antony to Massy Palaiseau
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
RATP Paris
Train from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv to Massy Palaiseau
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
RATP Paris
Train from Paris Nord to Massy Palaiseau
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
RATP Paris
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Transilien
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
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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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Saclay is 531 km. It takes approximately 4h 55m to drive from Geneva to Saclay.

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easyJet offers flights from Geneva Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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There are 2276+ hotels available in Saclay. Prices start at €87 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 40.

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