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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Varese by train, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Gallarate Ec

96€ - 168€

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the night train from Genève to Domodossola 15-Y
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Busto Arsizio Re_4 / ...

79€ - 141€

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 38m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Varese 332.7 km

40€ - 65€

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Porta Vittoria to Varese

81€ - 346€

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Varese

84€ - 332€

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Varese is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Varese is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Varese. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Varese via Gallarate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between Geneva and Varese is 211 km. The road distance is 332.7 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Varese without a car is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from Geneva to Varese, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Varese is 333 km. It takes approximately 3h 38m to drive from Geneva to Varese.

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  • Distance: 211.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Varese, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneve to Gallarate once daily. Tickets cost 90€ - 170€ and the journey takes 3h 26m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Alghero
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 480€
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 480€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 850€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 750€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
310€ - 900€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 700€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
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 Gallarate
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Genève to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Domodossola to Busto Arsizio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Porta Vittoria to Varese
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Trenord
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Varese
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 5€
Website
Trenord
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Busto Arsizio
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 13€

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Alitalia offers flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 3218+ hotels available in Varese. 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 10 - SFr 18.

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