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Train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Horb Ic

€122 - €225

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Bus  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Stuttgart, Airport Busterminal SAB RegioJet

€18 - €29

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Bus via Zürich  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Zurich Bus Station 106 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Tübingen central train station N177 / ...

€27 - €34

Drive  •  4h 32m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Tübingen 426.1 km

€45 - €70

Fly to Stuttgart  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Stuttgart (STR) GVA - STR

€62 - €233

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Horb

€144 - €346

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GVA - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf

€110 - €347

Geneva to Tübingen by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Tübingen is around 6h 40m and covers a distance of around 474 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 41m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Regional and DB ZugBus RAB GmbH, the Geneva to Tübingen train service departs from Genève and arrives in Tuebingen Hbf. Typically 41 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 40m
Fastest train time:
5h 41m
Train distance:
474 km
Trains per week:
41
Cheapest price:
€122
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:42
Last train departs at:
20:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Tübingen train schedules

Switzerland → Germany
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Portugal and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany 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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tübingen is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Tübingen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Tübingen is to bus which costs SFr 19 - SFr 35 and takes 9h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Tübingen is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Tübingen station. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Tübingen central train station via Zurich Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Tübingen. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Tuebingen Hbf via Zuerich Hb and Horb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 51m.

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The distance between Geneva and Tübingen is 338 km. The road distance is 426.1 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Tübingen without a car is to train which takes 6h 51m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Geneva to Tübingen, including transfers.

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Geneva to Tübingen bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere station.

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Geneva to Tübingen 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 Tübingen is to train which takes 6h 51m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus via Zürich, which costs SFr 29 - SFr 40 and takes 8h 10m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 260 and takes 6h 29m.

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  • Distance: 338.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 51m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Tübingen, Germany?

You can take a train from Geneva to Tübingen via Zuerich Hb and Horb in around 6h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Tübingen via Zurich Bus Station in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €400
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €230
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €230
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Horb
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Tübingen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Tübingen central train station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Stuttgart, Airport Busterminal SAB
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
RegioJet

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Stuttgart Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Geneva to Tübingen bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Stuttgart, Airport Busterminal SAB station.

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Geneva to Tübingen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Horb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Tübingen is 426 km. It takes approximately 4h 32m to drive from Geneva to Tübingen.

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Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Tübingen bus tickets online with Omio and Distribusion.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Tübingen. Prices start at €75 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 45.

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