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

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Train via Avignon TGV  •  6 h 53 min

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

$140 - $162

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Fly to Geneva  •  3 h 37 min

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

$52 - $146

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Train  •  7 h 26 min

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

$139 - $169

Bus Eurolines CH  •  9 h 45 min

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

$80 - $124

Bus Lignes Express  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Gare Routière Vauban to Grenoble - Gare Routière 31
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Geneva 1739 / ...

$59 - $78

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Geneva 340.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Lyon, train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$93 - $334

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Geneva is to bus which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 10 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Geneva is to fly which costs 40€ - 130€ and takes 3 h 37 min.

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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 Torino. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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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 6 h 53 min.

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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 6 h 53 min and costs 120€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min 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 TGV, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Geneva is to train which takes 6 h 53 min and costs 120€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 9 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 130€ and takes 3 h 37 min.

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

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

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

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

You can take a train from Nice to Geneva via Avignon TGV in around 6 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice to Geneva via Turin and Torino in around 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Avignon TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Nice Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 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
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
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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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
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
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Torino to Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines IT
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from Nice - Gare Routière Vauban to Grenoble - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
info-ler.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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