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Recommended option

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Ec
  2. 5 / ...

$108 - $178

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. 122 / ...

$16 - $45

7 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Ice / ...
  2. 5 / ...

$129 - $224

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. 276.9 miles

$55 - $85

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva  •  4 h 42 min

  1. FRA - GVA

$120 - $332

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 27 min

  1. ZRH - GVA

$144 - $306

Bus to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. STR - ZRH

$139 - $367

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. SXB - LYS

$122 - $476

Bus to Stuttgart, fly to Lyon, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. STR - LYS

$125 - $355

What companies run services between Karlsruhe, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Karlsruhe to Geneva via Olten and Olten in around 5 h 13 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Geneva once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min. RegioJet also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Karlsruhe and Geneva is 355 km. The road distance is 443 km.

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Geneva is to bus which costs 13€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Geneva is to drive which takes 4 h 12 min and costs 45€ - 75€.

No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Genève via Olten. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 13 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Geneva. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Karlsruhe to Geneva, including transfers.