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

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Recommended option

Train  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Geneve Tgv / ...

$203 - $262

Cheapest option

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  17 h 52 min

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

$98 - $136

3 alternative options

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Tgv / ...

$190 - $272

Bus Eurolines CH  •  21 h 45 min

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

$100 - $200

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 bus which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 17 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Geneva is to train which takes 11 h 7 min and costs 170€ - 230€.

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The distance between Madrid and Geneva is 1023 km. The road distance is 1347 km.

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It takes approximately 11 h 7 min to get from Madrid to Geneva, including transfers.

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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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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Geneve via Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 7 min.

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Geneva via Avignon TGV in around 11 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Geneva via Lyon and Lyon - Perrache Bus station in around 17 h 52 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
Bus operators
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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Genève
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch

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