There are 7 ways to get from Ispra to Geneva by ferry, train, bus, car or plane

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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Line 12 ferry, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 12 ferry from Ispra to Stresa 12
  2. Take the train from Stresa to Visp Ec
  3. Take the train from Visp to Genève 90

$90 - $165

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva 405 / ...

$32 - $69

5 alternative options

Ferry, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the ferry from Angera to Arona 55 / ...
  2. Take the train from Arona to Domodossola Reg
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Geneve Ec

$75 - $146

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Ispra to Geneva 198.9 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Gavirate to Milano Bovisa Fnm
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA

$50 - $231

Bus, train, line 50 train to Lugano, fly  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Ispra Via Mazzini ang.Roma to Gavirate via Mazza 2
  2. Take the train from Gavirate to Varese Fn
  3. Take the train from Varese to Mendrisio
  4. Take the line 50 train from Mendrisio to Lugano
  5. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Geneva (GVA) LUG - GVA

$91 - $241

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Gavirate to Saronno
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Geneva (GVA) MXP - GVA

$99 - $243

Questions & Answers

The distance between Ispra and Geneva is 195 km. The road distance is 318.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ispra to Geneva without a car is to line 12 ferry and train which takes 6 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Ispra to Geneva, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ispra to Geneva is 318 km. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Ispra to Geneva.

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

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There are 393+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ispra to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 122 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Ispra to Geneva twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Train operators
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 Stresa to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Mendrisio to Lugano
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

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 Arona to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $11
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Arona to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Gavirate to Milano Bovisa Fnm
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Gavirate to Varese Fn
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Varese to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Gavirate to Saronno
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
trenord.it
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 Milan, Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
CTPI
Website
ctpi.it
Bus from Ispra Via Mazzini ang.Roma to Gavirate via Mazza 2
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ctpi.it
Ferry operators

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