There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Geneva by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Geneva (GVA) MAD - GVA

$47 - $222

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 748
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva 106 / ...

$78 - $176

Bus Eurolines CH  •  21 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Genève

$100 - $210

Bus, train  •  26 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Martigny
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport 1 / ...

$138 - $256

Drive  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Geneva 842.1 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Geneva is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Geneva is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Avenida de América and arriving at Genève. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 21 h 45 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Geneva is 1023 km. The road distance is 1347.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Geneva without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 15 min and costs 65€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Madrid to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Geneva is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs 40€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 150€ and takes 20 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 639.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Geneva, Switzerland?

Swiss, Iberia and five other airlines fly from Madrid to Geneva hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Geneva via Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 20 h 15 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Train operators
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 Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
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 Madrid to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Genève
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $210
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid to Martigny
Ave. Duration
22 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Ginebra
Ave. Duration
3 days 1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Geneva is 1347 km. It takes approximately 12 h 52 min to drive from Madrid to Geneva.

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet, Brussels Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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