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Train  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Bellegarde to Thonon-les-Bains Tgv / ...

€80 - €136

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Bus  •  12h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Gerona/Girona to Perpignan
  2. Take the bus from Perpignan to Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Thonon-les-Bains

€43 - €58

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Drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Drive from Girona to Thonon-les-Bains 720.1 km

€75 - €120

Train, fly to Geneva  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA) BCN - GVA

€58 - €211

Train, fly to Lyon  •  10h 11m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lyon (LYS) BCN - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
  4. Take the train from Bellegarde to Thonon-les-Bains

€85 - €231

Girona to Thonon-les-Bains by train

The train journey time between Girona and Thonon-les-Bains is around 8h 33m and covers a distance of around 760 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 33m. Services are operated by Renfe SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF and others. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 33m
Fastest train time:
8h 33m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€114
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:56
Last train departs at:
08:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Girona to Thonon-les-Bains train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Thonon-les-Bains is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Thonon-les-Bains is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Thonon-les-Bains is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Girona to Thonon-les-Bains is to bus which costs €40 - €60 and takes 12h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Girona to Thonon-les-Bains is to drive which costs €75 - €120 and takes 6h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Girona to Thonon-les-Bains. However, there are services departing from Gerona/Girona and arriving at Thonon-les-Bains via Perpignan and Grenoble-Gare-Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Girona to Thonon-les-Bains. However, there are services departing from Girona and arriving at Thonon-les-Bains via Lyon Part Dieu and Bellegarde. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 26m.

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The distance between Girona and Thonon-les-Bains is 568 km. The road distance is 720.1 km.

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The best way to get from Girona to Thonon-les-Bains without a car is to train which takes 8h 26m and costs €75 - €140.

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It takes approximately 8h 26m to get from Girona to Thonon-les-Bains, including transfers.

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Girona to Thonon-les-Bains bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Gerona/Girona station.

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Girona to Thonon-les-Bains train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Girona station.

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The best way to get from Girona to Thonon-les-Bains is to train which takes 8h 26m and costs €75 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 12h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Girona to Thonon-les-Bains.
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  • Distance: 568.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 26m

What companies run services between Girona, Spain and Thonon-les-Bains, France?

You can take a train from Girona to Thonon-les-Bains via Lyon Part Dieu and Bellegarde in around 8h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Girona to Thonon-les-Bains via Perpignan and Grenoble-Gare-Routière in around 12h 11m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellegarde to Thonon-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Rail 1st Class
€25 - €40
Train from Bellegarde to Thonon Les Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €14
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€9 - €14
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
Train from Bellegarde to Thonon Les Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€8 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €13
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€10 - €14
Promo+
€15 - €17
Flexible
€25 - €35
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Gerona/Girona to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
alsa.com
David i Manel SL
Phone
972672853
Email
info@davidimanel.com
Website
teisa-bus.com
Bus from Girona to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
teisa-bus.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Girona to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Perpignan to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Thonon-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB

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