There are 6 ways to get from Linz to Geneva by train, plane, bus, night train 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.

Recommended option

Train, fly  •  8 h 27 min

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

$82 - $282

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz to Geneva 1921

$65 - $95

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Train  •  9 h 44 min

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

$186 - $325

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$120 - $167

Night train, train  •  10 h 27 min

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

$196 - $344

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 drive which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 8 h 16 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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It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to get from Linz to Geneva, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Linz and arriving at Geneva. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 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 44 min.

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

You can take a train from Linz to Geneva via Zürich HB in around 9 h 44 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Linz to Geneva once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 12 h 30 min. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
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
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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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Linz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus

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