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

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Train  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Girona Ave

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Fly from Geneva, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Barcelona (BCN) GVA - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Sils

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Bus  •  13h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Montpellier 1789
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Girona N1133

Drive  •  6h 31m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Sils 708.3 km

Train to Lyon, fly, train  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Barcelona (BCN) LYS - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Sils

Geneva to Sils by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Sils is around 7h 27m and covers a distance of around 748 km. This includes an average layover time of around 41 min. The fastest train normally takes 7h 21m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Renfe SNCF and Renfe Viajeros, the Geneva to Sils train service departs from Geneve and arrives in Sils. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 46m
Layover time:
41 min
Total time:
7h 27m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 21m
Train distance:
748 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€111
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:30
Last train departs at:
12:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Sils train schedules

Switzerland → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • 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 Switzerland
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • 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), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain 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 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sils is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Sils is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Spain.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Geneva to Sils is to bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 60 and takes 13h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Sils is to fly and train which costs SFr 40 - SFr 200 and takes 6h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Sils. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Sils via Lyon Part Dieu and Girona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 8m.

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The distance between Geneva and Sils is 559 km. The road distance is 708.3 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Sils without a car is to train which takes 8h 8m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 8h 8m to get from Geneva to Sils, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Sils is to train which takes 8h 8m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 60 and takes 13h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Geneva to Sils train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Girona station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Sils.
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  • Distance: 559.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 8m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Sils, Spain?

You can take a train from Geneva to Sils via Lyon Part Dieu and Girona in around 8h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Sils via Montpellier, Girona, and Girona in around 13h 48m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €160
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €170
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe SNCF
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Sils
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Montpellier to Girona
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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 Sils is 708 km. It takes approximately 6h 31m to drive from Geneva to Sils.

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Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from Geneva Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 699+ hotels available in Sils. 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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