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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  •  4h 2m

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

$62 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus Isilines  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois

$43 - $82

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Fly to Lyon, train  •  5h 53m

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

$76 - $254

Train via Bercy  •  7h 3m

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

$175 - $198

Train  •  7h 13m

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

$133 - $212

Bus FlixBus  •  13h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to Paris South - Massy-Palaiseau Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Massy to Geneva N799

$44 - $70

Drive  •  7h 45m

  1. Drive from Nantes to Geneva 486.7 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Nantes to Geneva is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 13h 4m.

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

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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 and Paris, Massy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nantes to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Nantes and arriving at Gare de Genève via Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 13m.

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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 7h 3m and costs 150€ - 180€.

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

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

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Nantes to Geneva train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Nantes station.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Geneva is to fly which takes 4h 2m and costs 50€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 180€ and takes 7h 3m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 13h 4m.

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

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

easyJet and Air France fly from Nantes to Geneva 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nantes to Geneva via Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Gare de Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 7h 3m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Aigle Azur
Website
aigle-azur.com
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
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 Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Nantes to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $150
1st Class
$150 - $240
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
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 Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Nantes to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
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
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Nantes to Paris South - Massy-Palaiseau
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Massy to Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Nantes Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Nantes to Geneva train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nantes to Geneva is 779 km. It takes approximately 7h 45m to drive from Nantes to Geneva.

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easyJet and Air France offer flights from Nantes Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 407+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Nantes Airport is to bus which takes 18m and costs 2€.

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