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

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Train  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve Ter / ...

SFr 28 - SFr 50

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Rideshare  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the rideshare from Grenoble to Genève 143.3 km

SFr 11 - SFr 12

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Geneva 1789 / ...

SFr 11 - SFr 14

Train via Gières, Gières Gare - Universités  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Grenoble U.-Gières to Gare de Genève Geneve - Evian - Annecy - Valence - Avignon / ...

SFr 27 - SFr 45

Drive  •  1h 30m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Geneva 143.9 km

SFr 19 - SFr 28

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Geneva is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 11€ and takes 1h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Geneva is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Grenoble and arriving at Geneva. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Grenoble and arriving at Geneve. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 2m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Geneva is 119 km. The road distance is 143.9 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs 26€ - 45€.

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The train from Grenoble to Geneve takes 2h 2m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Grenoble to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Grenoble station.

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Grenoble to Geneva train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Geneva is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs 26€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 119.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 2m

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

SNCF operates a train from Grenoble to Geneva every 3 hours. Tickets cost SFr 28 - SFr 50 and the journey takes 2h 2m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route once a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Grenoble to Geneva hourly. Tickets cost SFr 11 - SFr 14 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 28 - SFr 33
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 48
Train from Gare de Grenoble U.-Gières to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 27 - SFr 31
1st Class
SFr 42 - SFr 45
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 Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Grenoble to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Grenoble to Geneva train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Geneve station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Geneva is 144 km. It takes approximately 1h 30m to drive from Grenoble to Geneva.

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There are 514+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 71 per night.

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

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