There are 8 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Geneva Airport (GVA) by plane, train, bus or shuttle

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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Fly San Jose to Geneva  •  13h 15m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Geneva (GVA) SJO - GVA

SFr 380 - SFr 1500

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Fly San Jose to Zurich, train  •  15h 2m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Zurich (ZRH) SJO - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Genève-Aéroport

SFr 413 - SFr 1500

Fly San Jose to Lyon, train  •  16h 32m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Lyon (LYS) SJO - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve

SFr 540 - SFr 1630

Fly San Jose to Basel, train  •  17h 22m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Basel (BSL) SJO - BSL
  2. Take the train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport

SFr 404 - SFr 1678

Fly San Jose to Paris CDG, train  •  16h 47m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Paris CDG (CDG) SJO - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve

SFr 435 - SFr 2074

Bus to Liberia, fly to Geneva  •  20h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Real Cariari to Sardinal
  2. Fly from Liberia (LIR) to Geneva (GVA) LIR - GVA

SFr 505 - SFr 1705

Fly San Jose to Frankfurt, train  •  18h 27m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Frankfurt (FRA) SJO - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
  4. Take the train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport

SFr 428 - SFr 1167

Fly San Jose to Grenoble, shuttle, bus, train  •  23h 12m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Grenoble (GNB) SJO - GNB
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Grenoble-Isère Airport to Le Bourg-d'Oisans
  3. Take the bus from Office De Tourisme to Gare Routiere
  4. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve

SFr 977 - SFr 3563

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to fly which costs $390 - $1,500 and takes 13h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to fly which costs $390 - $1,500 and takes 13h 15m.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and Geneva Airport (GVA) is 9230 km.

It takes approximately 13h 15m to fly from San Jose (SJO) to Geneva (GVA), including transfers and time at the airport.

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 15m and has one stopover.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) is 7h ahead of San Jose Airport (SJO). It is currently 12:13 PM in San Jose Airport (SJO) and 7:13 PM in Geneva Airport (GVA).

Edelweiss Air, Swiss, Iberia and five other airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 532+ hotels available in Geneva Airport (GVA). Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Geneva Airport (GVA).
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  • Distance: 9230.4 km
  • Duration: 13h 15m

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJO), Costa Rica and Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland?

Iberia, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Geneva Airport (GVA) hourly.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Jose to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 800 - SFr 2900
Flights from San Jose to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 600 - SFr 4100
Flights from San Jose to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 550 - SFr 2900
Flights from San Jose to Lyon via Paris CDG, Nantes
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 600 - SFr 3000
Flights from San Jose to Lyon via Paris CDG, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 600 - SFr 3100
Flights from San Jose to Lyon via Paris CDG, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 600 - SFr 3100
Flights from San Jose to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 600 - SFr 2300
Flights from San Jose to Basel via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 600 - SFr 2300
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 900 - SFr 5500
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Panama City
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 900 - SFr 5500
Flights from Liberia to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 600 - SFr 2500
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 750 - SFr 1800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Geneva via Newark
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 850 - SFr 3800
Flights from San Jose to Zurich via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 850 - SFr 3800
Flights from San Jose to Zurich via Newark
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 800 - SFr 3800
Flights from San Jose to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 430 - SFr 1100
Flights from San Jose to Basel via Newark, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 480 - SFr 2100
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Newark
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 750 - SFr 5500
Flights from Liberia to Geneva via Montreal
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 500 - SFr 1700
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Newark
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 800 - SFr 2300
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 800 - SFr 2300
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Houston
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 800 - SFr 2300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Jose to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 460 - SFr 2100
Flights from San Jose to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 1100 - SFr 6000
Flights from San Jose to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 500 - SFr 2200
Flights from San Jose to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 440 - SFr 1600
Flights from San Jose to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 470 - SFr 2100
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 800 - SFr 6000
Flights from Liberia to Geneva via Montreal
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 500 - SFr 1700
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 1100 - SFr 3700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Jose to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 1000 - SFr 2200
Flights from San Jose to Basel via Miami, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 750 - SFr 2400
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Miami
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 700 - SFr 4500
Flights from San Jose to Grenoble via Miami, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 900 - SFr 4400
Flights from San Jose to Grenoble via Orlando, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
17h 51m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 1000 - SFr 4200
Flights from San Jose to Grenoble via Newark, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
19h 52m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 900 - SFr 3500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from San Jose to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 600 - SFr 2300
Flights from San Jose to Basel via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 600 - SFr 2300
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 900 - SFr 5500
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 650 - SFr 3000
Flights from Liberia to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 600 - SFr 2500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Jose to Geneva via Montreal
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 750 - SFr 2000
Flights from San Jose to Lyon via Montreal
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 480 - SFr 1600
Flights from Liberia to Geneva via Montreal
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 500 - SFr 1700
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Houston
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 800 - SFr 2300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Jose to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 500 - SFr 1200
Flights from San Jose to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 430 - SFr 3800
Flights from San Jose to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 430 - SFr 1100
Flights from Liberia to Geneva via Montreal
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 500 - SFr 1700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Miami
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 700 - SFr 4500
Flights from Liberia to Geneva via Miami, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 24m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 470 - SFr 2300
Flights from Liberia to Geneva via Miami, Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 500 - SFr 2400
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Jose to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 700 - SFr 1500
Flights from San Jose to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 400 - SFr 3600
Flights from San Jose to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 480 - SFr 2200
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from San Jose to Lyon via Montreal
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 500 - SFr 2400
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Montreal
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 480 - SFr 2200
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 460 - SFr 1300
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Santo Domingo
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 460 - SFr 1300
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from San Jose to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 430 - SFr 3800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 650 - SFr 3000
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from San Jose to Grenoble via Newark, Manchester
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 900 - SFr 3500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from San Jose to Grenoble via Newark, Dublin
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 900 - SFr 3500
Train operators
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 Zürich Flughafen to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
1st Class
SFr 42 - SFr 45
Train from Grenoble to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
1st Class
SFr 43 - SFr 47
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
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 Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 75 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 100
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 28
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 12 - SFr 17
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 60
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 24
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Transmonteverde
Phone
+506 2645 7447
Email
transmonteverde@yahoo.com
Website
transmonteverde.com
Bus from Real Cariari to Sardinal
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 5
Schedules at
facebook.com
BensBus
Email
info@nofussbus.co.uk
Website
bensbus.co.uk
Shuttle from Grenoble-Isère Airport to Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
More information at
BensBus
Transisère
Phone
+33 820 08 38 38
Website
transisere.fr
Bus from Office De Tourisme to Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Transisère

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