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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Valence by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Valence-Ville Genève - Valence-Ville / ...

$40 - $60

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Guilherand-Granges 155.4 miles

$18

3 alternative options

Train via Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu Genève - Lyon-Part-Dieu / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence Ville Lyon - Marseille Multi Activités / ...

$49 - $69

Bus, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Genève - Étoile to Annecy - Gare routière T72
  2. Take the train from Annecy to Valence Ville Annecy - Valence-Ville / ...

$43 - $61

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Valence 154.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Valence is to rideshare which costs SFr 18 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Valence is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gare de Genève and arriving at Gare de Valence-Ville. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Valence is 172 km. The road distance is 247.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Valence without a car is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 60.

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The train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Valence-Ville takes 3 h 15 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Geneva to Valence train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Genève station.

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Geneva to Valence train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Valence-Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Valence is 247 km. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Geneva to Valence.

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  • Distance: 107.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

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

SNCF operates a train from Geneva to Valence 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route 3 times a day.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Valence-Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Annecy to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Genève - Étoile to Annecy - Gare routière
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Guilherand-Granges
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Geneva and Valence. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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