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

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Train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Gossau SG Ic1

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Bus  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to St. Gallen train station 106 / ...

3 alternative options

Train via Luthern  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Luzern Ir15
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Wattwil Ir

Drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Schwägalp Pass 374.2 km

Fly, train, line 791 bus  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Gossau SG
  3. Take the train from Gossau SG to Urnäsch
  4. Take the line 791 bus from Urnäsch, Bahnhof to Schwägalp, Säntis-Schwebebahn

Geneva to Schwägalp Pass by train and bus

The journey time between Geneva and Schwägalp Pass is around 5h 57m and covers a distance of around 375 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 20m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Appenzeller Bahnen and Swiss PostAuto, the Geneva to Schwägalp Pass service departs from Genève and arrives in Schwägalp, Passhöhe. Typically 49 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

49 Weekly Services
5h 57m Average Duration
SFr 109 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Schwägalp Pass is to bus which costs SFr 14 - SFr 35 and takes 7h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Schwägalp Pass is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 3h 58m.

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The distance between Geneva and Schwägalp Pass is 270 km. The road distance is 374.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Schwägalp Pass without a car is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Geneva to Schwägalp Pass, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Schwägalp Pass is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 14 - SFr 35 and takes 7h 43m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Schwägalp Pass is 374 km. It takes approximately 3h 58m to drive from Geneva to Schwägalp Pass.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Schwägalp Pass. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Schwägalp Pass.
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  • Distance: 269.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Schwägalp Pass, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Genève to Gossau SG hourly. Tickets cost SFr 100 - SFr 190 and the journey takes 4h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to St. Gallen train station twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 18 - SFr 23 and the journey takes 5h 30m. RegioJet also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 300
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 130
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 Gossau SG
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 190
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Gossau SG
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Wattwil
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Appenzeller Bahnen
Website
appenzellerbahnen.ch
Train from Gossau SG to Urnäsch
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
appenzellerbahnen.ch
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to St. Gallen train station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to St. Gallen Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
RegioJet
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Urnäsch, Bahnhof to Schwägalp, Säntis-Schwebebahn
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 35.

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