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There are 5 ways to get from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train

  1. Take the train from Le Creusot-Montceau-Montchani to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chalon-sur-Saône to Lyon Perrache
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Geneva - Airport

3 alternative options

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Chalon Sur Saone to Macon Ville
  2. Take the bus from Mâcon to Bourg-en-Bresse Gare Routière
  3. Take the train from Bourg En Bresse to Geneve

Drive

  1. Drive from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport
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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Regional advice

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geneva Airport (GVA) is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Geneva Airport (GVA) is subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 25 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to bus which costs €18 - €26 and takes 6h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to drive which costs €29 - €45 and takes 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA). However, there are services departing from Parc Relais Jeanne R and arriving at Geneva - Airport via Chalon-sur-Saône and Lyon - Perrache Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

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The distance between Saint-Leu and Geneva Airport (GVA) is 135 km. The road distance is 228.3 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA) without a car is to train which takes 4h 57m and costs €60 - €140.

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It takes approximately 4h 57m to get from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA), including transfers.

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Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chalon-sur-Saône station.

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The best way to get from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to train which takes 4h 57m and costs €60 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €26 and takes 6h 16m.

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Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Geneva - Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA) is 228 km. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA).

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  • Distance: 135 km
  • Duration: 4h 57m

What companies run services between Saint-Leu, France and Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland?

You can take a train from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA) via Gare TGV, Le Creusot-Montceau-Montchani, Lyon Part Dieu, and Genève in around 4h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport (GVA) via Chalon-sur-Saône, Lyon Perrache, and Lyon - Perrache Bus Station in around 6h 16m.

Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Le Creusot-Montceau-Montchani to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 41
1st Class
SFr 31 - SFr 36
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Train from Bourg En Bresse to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 37
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 30
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Train from Chalon Sur Saone to Macon Ville
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 23
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 8 - SFr 13
Rail 1st Class
SFr 15 - SFr 23
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chalon-sur-Saône to Mâcon
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Mâcon to Bourg-en-Bresse Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 7
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
Réseau interurbain Ain
Phone
04 74 22 01 77
Website
ain.fr
Bus from Gare SNCF to Gare Routière SNCF
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 2
Website
Réseau interurbain Ain
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chalon-sur-Saône to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Geneva Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Chalon-sur-Saône to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Geneva - Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Saint-Leu to Geneva Airport
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 145

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