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

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Fly  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Geneva (GVA) INN - GVA

$147 - $278

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Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Geneva 1921

$30 - $55

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Train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$139 - $240

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Geneva 354.8 miles

$70 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße and arriving at Geneva. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Innsbruck to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Innsbruck Hbf and arriving at Genève via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 44 min.

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The distance between Innsbruck and Geneva is 417 km. The road distance is 567.7 km.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 6 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Innsbruck to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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Innsbruck to Geneva train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Innsbruck Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Geneva is to fly which takes 3 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 44 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 8 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Innsbruck Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Innsbruck to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 260.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

What companies run services between Innsbruck, Austria and Geneva, Switzerland?

Austrian Airlines, easyJet and six other airlines fly from Innsbruck to Geneva hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Innsbruck to Geneva via Zürich HB in around 6 h 44 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $750
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Innsbruck to Geneva is 568 km. It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to drive from Innsbruck to Geneva.

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Transavia Holland, KLM, British Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Innsbruck Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Innsbruck to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 393+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Innsbruck Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs .

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