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There are 7 ways to get from Nice to Geneva by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Avignon TGV  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Genève Tgv

$139 - $156

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Bus, train  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Gare Routière Vauban to Gare Routière 31
  2. Take the train from Grenoble to Genève

$30 - $55

5 alternative options

Train  •  7h 21m

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

$135 - $162

Bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Geneva N504 / ...

$72 - $113

Drive  •  5h 41m

  1. Drive from Nice to Geneva 340.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Geneva  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Geneva (GVA) NCE - GVA

$52 - $145

Fly to Lyon, train  •  5h 33m

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

$91 - $329

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Geneva is to bus and train which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 9h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Geneva is to fly which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 3h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Nice and arriving at Geneva via Turin, Torino. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Genève via Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 53m.

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The distance between Nice and Geneva is 292 km. The road distance is 545.4 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 6h 53m and costs 120€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6h 53m to get from Nice to Geneva, including transfers.

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Nice to Geneva bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Nice station.

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

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The best way to get from Nice to Geneva is to train which takes 6h 53m and costs 120€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 100€ and takes 9h 25m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 3h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 182.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 53m

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

You can take a train from Nice to Geneva via Avignon TGV in around 6h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice to Geneva via Turin and Turin, Torino in around 9h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Avignon TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Nice Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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
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.

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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 Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Eurolines FR
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 Turin, Torino to Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ler
Bus from Gare Routière Vauban to Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Nice to Geneva train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Geneva is 545 km. It takes approximately 5h 41m to drive from Nice to Geneva.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Nice 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 Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13m and costs 6€.

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