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There are 8 ways to get from Nancy to Geneva by train, 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 Strasbourg

  1. Take the train from Nancy to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Olten to Genève

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Bus via Basel

  1. Take the bus from Nancy to Basel SBB
  2. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Geneva

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nancy to Dijon
  2. Take the bus from Dijon to Geneva - Bus station

Train

  1. Take the train from Nancy to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV
  2. Take the train from Meroux to Biel/Bienne
  3. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Genève

Drive

  1. Drive from Nancy to Geneva

Train, train to Luxembourg, fly to Geneva

  1. Take the train from Nancy to Metz Ville
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Geneva (GVA)

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Geneva

  1. Take the train from Nancy to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  4. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA)

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon, train

  1. Take the train from Nancy to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS)
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve

Nancy to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Nancy and Geneva is around 8h 8m and covers a distance of around 540 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 46m. The fastest train normally takes 6h 31m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF, TGV inOui and others, the Nancy to Geneva train service departs from Nancy and arrives in Genève. Typically 50 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
5h 21m
Layover time:
2h 46m
Total time:
8h 8m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
6h 31m
Train distance:
540 km
Trains per week:
50
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:12
Last train departs at:
20:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nancy to Geneva train schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Nancy to Geneva is to bus via Basel, which costs €20 - €27 and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Nancy to Geneva is to drive which costs €50 - €80 and takes 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nancy to Geneva station. However, there are services departing from Nancy and arriving at Geneva - Bus station via Dijon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nancy to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Nancy and arriving at Genève via Strasbourg, Basel SBB and Olten. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 42m.

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The distance between Nancy and Geneva is 276 km. The road distance is 465.4 km.

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The best way to get from Nancy to Geneva without a car is to train via Strasbourg which takes 6h 42m and costs €130 - €260.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Nancy to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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Nancy to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Nancy station.

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The best way to get from Nancy to Geneva is to train via Strasbourg which takes 6h 42m and costs €130 - €260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €29 and takes 7h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Nancy to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 276 km
  • Duration: 6h 42m

What companies run services between Nancy, France and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Nancy to Geneva via Strasbourg, Basel SBB, and Olten in around 6h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nancy to Geneva via Dijon in around 7h 55m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 440
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 420
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 450
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 360
Train operators
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 Nancy to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Meroux TGV to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Biel/Bienne to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nancy to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nancy to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 30
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 29
Rail 1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Train from Meroux to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 20
Rail 1st Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Train from Nancy to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Rail 1st Class
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Rail 1st Class
SFr 17 - SFr 26
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nancy to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Train from Nancy to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 70
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 75
Train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 29 - SFr 34
1st Class
SFr 22 - SFr 27
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nancy to Dijon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nancy to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dijon to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Basel SBB to Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Website
RegioJet

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Nancy to Geneva bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nancy to Geneva is 465 km. It takes approximately 4h 19m to drive from Nancy to Geneva.

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