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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Geneve by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Nimes
  2. Take the train from Nimes to La Bastide St Laurent L Bains

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Bus via Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Avignon Le Pontet Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routière to Place de la Paix

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
  3. Take the bus from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Aubenas Place De La Paix

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Avignon
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routière to Place de la Paix

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Geneve

Fly to Lyon, train, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lyon (LYS)
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Montelimar Gare Sncf
  3. Take the bus from Montelimar Gare Routiere to Aubenas Place De La Paix

Fly to Marseille, train, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS)
  2. Take the train from Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille to Montelimar Gare Sncf
  3. Take the bus from Montelimar Gare Routiere to Aubenas Place De La Paix

Fly to Geneva, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Geneva (GVA)
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montelimar Gare Sncf

Fly to Nice, bus, train

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Nice (NCE)
  2. Take the bus from Nice - Airport T2 to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Montelimar Gare Sncf
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geneve is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Geneve is to bus via Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur which costs €40 - €60 and takes 21h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Geneve is to fly and train and bus which takes 9h 22m and costs €95 - €340.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Geneve. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Champgontier via Gare Routière and Place de la Paix. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 11m.

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The distance between Madrid and Geneve is 804 km. The road distance is 1128.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Geneve without a car is to train which takes 10h 40m and costs €240 - €340.

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It takes approximately 10h 40m to get from Madrid to Geneve, including transfers.

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Madrid to Geneve bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Geneve is to train which takes 10h 40m and costs €240 - €340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 21h 11m.

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

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Madrid to Geneve bus services, operated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Ardèche, arrive at Place de la Paix station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Geneve.
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  • Distance: 803.7 km
  • Duration: 10h 40m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Geneve, France?

You can take a train from Madrid to Geneve via Nimes and La Bastide St Laurent L Bains in around 10h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Geneve via Avignon, Gare Routière, and Place de la Paix in around 21h 11m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €310
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €440
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €430
Flights from Madrid to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €340
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €310
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €440
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €430
Flights from Madrid to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €340
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Nimes
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Nimes to La Bastide St Laurent L Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Rail 1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille to Montelimar Gare Sncf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montelimar Gare Sncf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€19 - €28
Rail 1st Class
€28 - €45
Train from Marseille St Charles to Montelimar Gare Sncf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €50
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Nîmes to La Bastide-St-Laurent-l-Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille to Montélimar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montélimar
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Montélimar
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Montelimar Gare Sncf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Bus operators
SNCF Bus
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Bus from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Aubenas Place De La Paix
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
SNCF Bus
Bus from Montelimar Gare Routiere to Aubenas Place De La Paix
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
SNCF Bus
Réseau interurbain Cars Région Express AURA
Phone
+33 4 26 73 40 00
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Place de la Paix
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
Réseau interurbain Cars Région Express AURA
Bus from Gare Routière to Place de la Paix
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Réseau interurbain Cars Région Express AURA
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Avignon
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
ALSA
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Ardèche
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Gare Routière to Place de la Paix
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€3
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Ardèche
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Avignon Le Pontet Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Nice Airport Arrivals Terminal 2 to Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Union Ivkoni
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Nice - Airport T2 to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Geneve is 1129 km. It takes approximately 10h 59m to drive from Madrid to Geneve.

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