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There are 8 ways to get from Mannheim to Geneva by train, bus, night train, night bus, car or plane

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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Train via Bern  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$119 - $240

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Night bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Geneva N122

$30 - $50

6 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Olten to Genève 5 / ...

$123 - $240

Train, bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere RegioJet

$33 - $49

Night train, bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the night train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB Station Nj 401
  2. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$37 - $50

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Geneva 316.2 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA

$102 - $299

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$144 - $323

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Geneva is to train and bus which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Geneva is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 260€ and takes 3 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB and arriving at Geneva. This bus operates Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Mannheim to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Genève via Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Mannheim and Geneva is 404 km. The road distance is 505.9 km.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs 100€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Mannheim to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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Mannheim to Geneva train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 252.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

What companies run services between Mannheim, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Mannheim to Geneva via Basel SBB and Bern in around 5 h 32 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
regiojet.com
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 Basel City Center to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
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
Night bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Mannheim to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Geneva is 506 km. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Mannheim to Geneva.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Mannheim to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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