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

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Train  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Cavaillon Ter

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Avignon - Le Pontet BlaBlaCar / ...
  2. Take the bus from Limbert/Voie d'Insertion Avignon to Gare Routière Apt 15

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Train, bus  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Annecy
  2. Take the train from Annecy to Avignon Centre Ter
  3. Take the bus from République Avignon to Gare Routière Apt 15

Drive  •  4h 12m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Saignon 422.9 km

Fly, bus  •  7h 58m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice - Aéroport to Aix en Provence - Gare Routière

Geneva to Saignon by bus

The bus journey time between Geneva and Saignon is around 8h 59m and covers a distance of around 423 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 10m. Operated by Blablabus, FlixBus, Orizo, transports en commun du Grand Avignon and others, the Geneva to Saignon bus service departs from Geneva - Bus station and arrives in Centre Saignon. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Buses
8h 59m Average Duration
€24 Cheapest Price
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Switzerland → France
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International entry into France from Switzerland

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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in France

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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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 Saignon is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Saignon 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, returning to Switzerland from France is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 17 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Saignon is to bus which costs SFr 25 - SFr 35 and takes 8h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Saignon is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva station to Saignon. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Centre Saignon via Le Lac, Limbert/Voie d'Insertion Avignon and Gare Routière Apt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 59m.

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The distance between Geneva and Saignon is 266 km. The road distance is 422.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Saignon without a car is to train which takes 5h 39m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Geneva to Saignon, including transfers.

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Geneva to Saignon bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Geneva - Bus station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Saignon is to train which takes 5h 39m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 25 - SFr 35 and takes 8h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Geneva to Saignon bus services, operated by Zou! BdR & Vaucluse, arrive at Gare Routière Apt station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Saignon.
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  • Distance: 266.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 39m

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Saignon via Avignon TGV, Avignon Tgv, Avignon Centre, and Cavaillon in around 5h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Saignon via Le Lac, Limbert/Voie d'Insertion Avignon, and Gare Routière Apt in around 8h 59m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €140
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Geneve to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€70 - €85
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 Avignon Centre to Cavaillon
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €20
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €20
Train from Annecy to Avignon Centre
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Rail 1st Class
€55 - €80
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Avignon - Le Pontet
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Avignon
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
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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Zou! BdR & Vaucluse
Phone
+33 4 32 76 00 40
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from Limbert/Voie d'Insertion Avignon to Gare Routière Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3
Website
Zou! BdR & Vaucluse
Bus from République Avignon to Gare Routière Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€3
Website
Zou! BdR & Vaucluse
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from Avignon - Gare Routière PEM to Apt - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Zou! LER
Bus from Nice - Aéroport to Aix en Provence - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Zou! LER

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Saignon is 423 km. It takes approximately 4h 12m to drive from Geneva to Saignon.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 274+ hotels available in Saignon. 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 11 - SFr 40.

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