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There are 9 ways to get from Groningen to Geneva by plane, train, bus 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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Fly Groningen to Geneva  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Groningen (GRQ) to Geneva (GVA) GRQ - GVA

$203 - $252

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Bus  •  20 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen, Haren to Karlsruhe 217
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere RegioJet

$53 - $88

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA

$81 - $261

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Lyon, train  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Lyon (LYS) AMS - LYS
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève

$122 - $295

Bus, train to Muenster, fly to Geneva  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Rheine
  3. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Geneva (GVA) FMO - GVA

$234 - $676

Train via Paris-Nord  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève Tgv

$259 - $348

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$222 - $372

Train Deutsche Bahn #2  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Bern Ec
  5. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$253 - $432

Drive  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Geneva 660.6 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Geneva is to bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 20 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Geneva is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 6 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen station to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Groningen, Hoofdstation and arriving at Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere via Groningen, Haren and Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Genève via Schiphol Airport, Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Geneva is 781 km. The road distance is 1056.9 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 10 h 40 min and costs 220€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to get from Groningen to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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Groningen to Geneva train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Groningen station.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Geneva is to fly which takes 7 h 40 min and costs 170€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 310€ and takes 10 h 40 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 20 h 38 min.

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  • Distance: 488 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 40 min

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Geneva, Switzerland?

LOT, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Groningen to Geneva every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Groningen to Geneva via Schiphol Airport, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Groningen to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Groningen to Geneva via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Groningen to Geneva via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Muenster to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Muenster to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Muenster to Geneva via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Muenster to Geneva via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Muenster to Geneva via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Groningen to Geneva via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Groningen to Geneva via Southend
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Groningen to Geneva via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Sncf
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Rheine
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $250
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$130 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $250
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
arriva.nl
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen, Haren to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
regiojet.com

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There is no direct flight from Groningen Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Groningen to Geneva bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere station.

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Groningen to Geneva train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Geneva is 1057 km. It takes approximately 9 h 26 min to drive from Groningen to Geneva.

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Norwegian Air International, Flybe, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Groningen Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 397+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Groningen Airport is to line 9 bus which takes 35 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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