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

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Fly from Linz  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Geneva (GVA) LNZ - GVA

$136 - $627

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Bus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz to Geneva 1921

$65 - $95

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Train to Vienna, fly  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Geneva (GVA) VIE - GVA

$84 - $263

Train, train to Munich, fly  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Plattling
  2. Take the train from Plattling to Freising
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Geneva (GVA) MUC - GVA

$99 - $245

Train to Prague, fly  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Praha hl.n.
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Geneva (GVA) PRG - GVA

$91 - $298

Train  •  9 h 46 min

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

$185 - $313

Drive  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Linz to Geneva 525.8 miles

$110 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Linz to Geneva is to bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 12 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Linz to Geneva is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Linz and arriving at Geneva. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Linz to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Genève via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 46 min.

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The distance between Linz and Geneva is 657 km. The road distance is 841.3 km.

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The best way to get from Linz to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 9 h 46 min and costs 160€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Linz to Geneva, including transfers.

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Linz to Geneva bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Linz station.

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

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The best way to get from Linz to Geneva is to fly which takes 6 h 28 min and costs 110€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 280€ and takes 9 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 12 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Linz to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 410.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 28 min

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

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Linz to Geneva hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Linz to Geneva via Zürich HB in around 9 h 46 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Linz to Geneva via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Linz to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Linz to Geneva via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
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 Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Plattling
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Plattling to Freising
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Linz to Geneva
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Geneva
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Linz Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Linz to Geneva bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Geneva station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Linz to Geneva is 841 km. It takes approximately 8 h 16 min to drive from Linz to Geneva.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Linz Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Linz to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 404+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Linz to Linz Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs 4€ - 8€.

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