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There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Varese by train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Gallarate Eurocity / ...

$87 - $144

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  4h 21m

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

$47 - $249

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Varese 208 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  3h 53m

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

$90 - $231

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Varese is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Varese is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 3h 40m.

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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 57m.

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The distance between Geneva and Varese is 211 km. The road distance is 332.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Varese without a car is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m 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 45m.

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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 40m to drive from Geneva to Varese.

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  • Distance: 132 miles
  • Duration: 3h 57m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Varese twice daily. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 3h 21m. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Geneve to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Porta Vittoria to Varese
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Website
Trenord
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Varese
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
Trenord

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 2796+ hotels available in Varese. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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