There are 7 ways to get from Nantes 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Geneva  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Geneva (GVA) NTE - GVA

$62 - $271

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N724
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva 106 / ...

$47 - $122

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Fly to Lyon, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Lyon (LYS) NTE - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève

$78 - $259

Train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...

$137 - $220

Train via Gare De Lyon  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève Tgv

$194 - $217

Bus Isilines  •  15 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to Clermont-Ferrand
  2. Take the bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Genève

$75 - $95

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Nantes to Geneva 486.7 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nantes to Geneva is to bus which costs 40€ - 110€ and takes 14 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to Geneva is to fly which costs 50€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nantes to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Foch-Cathédrale and arriving at Geneva via Nantes, Nantes Haluchère and Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nantes to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Nantes and arriving at Genève via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 18 min.

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The distance between Nantes and Geneva is 598 km. The road distance is 778.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 7 h 18 min and costs 110€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Nantes to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Nantes to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 373.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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

easyJet and Air France fly from Nantes to Geneva 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nantes to Geneva via Lyon Part Dieu in around 7 h 18 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Nantes to Geneva via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nantes to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $150
1st Class
$150 - $240
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 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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 Nantes to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Nantes to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Genève
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Nantes to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
isilines.com

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