There are 4 ways to get from Saint-Étienne to Geneva by train, bus, night 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

Train  •  3 h 37 min

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

$46 - $72

Cheapest option

Train, night bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from St Etienne le Clapier to Lyon-Perrache
  2. Take the night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva N788

$24 - $37

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Étienne Gare de Châteaucreux to Genève

$25 - $31

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Saint-Étienne to Geneva 131.2 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Geneva is to bus which costs 22€ - 27€ and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Geneva is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saint-Étienne Gare de Châteaucreux and arriving at Genève. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint-Étienne to Geneva. However, there are services departing from St Etienne Châteaucreux and arriving at Genève via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Saint-Étienne and Geneva is 161 km. The road distance is 210 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Étienne to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 3 h 37 min and costs 35€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Saint-Étienne to Geneva, including transfers.

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Saint-Étienne to Geneva bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Saint-Étienne Gare de Châteaucreux station.

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Saint-Étienne to Geneva train services, operated by SNCF, depart from St Etienne Châteaucreux station.

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The best way to get from Saint-Étienne to Geneva is to train which takes 3 h 37 min and costs 35€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 27€ and takes 4 h.

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Saint-Étienne to Geneva bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Genève station.

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Saint-Étienne to Geneva train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Genève station.

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Map of how to get from Saint-Étienne to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 100.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

What companies run services between Saint-Étienne, France and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Saint-Étienne to Geneva via Lyon Part Dieu in around 3 h 37 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Saint-Étienne to Geneva twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $31 and the journey takes 4 h.

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 St Etienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
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 St Etienne le Clapier to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Etienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
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
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 CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Saint-Étienne Gare de Châteaucreux to Genève
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
Night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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