There are 6 ways to get from Munich to Geneva by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$169 - $296

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Geneva 106 / ...

$30 - $60

4 alternative options

Train via München Hbf  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Zürich HB Ec
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$172 - $305

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Geneva 368.8 miles

$75 - $120

Subway to Munich, fly  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Geneva (GVA) MUC - GVA

$55 - $173

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$155 - $304

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Geneva. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Geneva. However, there are services departing from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) and arriving at Genève via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Munich and Geneva is 463 km. The road distance is 590.2 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Munich to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Geneva train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Geneva is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Munich to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 289.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Munich to Geneva via Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) and Zürich HB in around 6 h 54 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Geneva twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 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 München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
bahn.de
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Geneva is 590 km. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Munich to Geneva.

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easyJet, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Munich to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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