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

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Bus via Lyon - Perrache Bus station  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Etienne to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$9 - $13

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Etienne to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus / ...

$8 - $20

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Tgv / ...

$46 - $72

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 7€ - 11€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Saint-Étienne to Geneva, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saint-Etienne and arriving at Geneva - Bus station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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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 Geneve via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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

You can take a bus from Saint-Étienne to Geneva via Lyon - Perrache Bus station in around 3 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Saint-Étienne to Geneva via Lyon Part Dieu in around 3 h 31 min.

Train operators
SNCF
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
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.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
$30 - $35
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Saint-Etienne to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Saint-Etienne to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Ouibus
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
$22 - $27
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saint-Étienne to Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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