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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Geneva by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly to Geneva  •  4 h 41 min

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

$47 - $221

6 alternative options

Fly to Lyon, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lyon (LYS) MAD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève

$91 - $265

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 Genève Tgv

$203 - $261

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  11 h 51 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 Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...

$190 - $269

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  19 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois

$105 - $145

Bus Eurolines CH  •  22 h 54 min

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

$102 - $202

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€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Geneva is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Genève, Bel-Air via Lyon and St-Julien-en-G., SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 17 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 Genève via Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 7 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 train which takes 11 h 7 min and costs 170€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Madrid to Geneva, including transfers.

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Madrid to Geneva bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Madrid Avenida de América station.

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Madrid to Geneva train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Geneva is to fly which takes 4 h 41 min and costs 40€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 230€ and takes 11 h 7 min, you could also bus, which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 19 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 639.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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

Iberia, Swiss and four other airlines fly from Madrid to Geneva hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Geneva via Avignon TGV in around 11 h 7 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Avignon TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 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
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
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
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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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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Madrid to Geneva train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Genève station.

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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, TAP Portugal, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 402+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $80 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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