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There are 6 ways to get from Schönefeld to Geneva by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Geneva (GVA) BER - GVA

SFr 52 - SFr 171

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, letiště Schönefeld, P Bus - Terminal B to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere RegioJet

SFr 41 - SFr 60

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Train  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Bern Ice
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève Ic1 / ...

SFr 343 - SFr 651

Train via Berlin Suedkreuz  •  13h 2m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Bern Ice
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève Ic1 / ...

SFr 223 - SFr 339

Bus, train  •  20h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Luzern N42
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Genève Ir15

SFr 128 - SFr 213

Drive  •  9h 31m

  1. Drive from Schönefeld to Geneva 1120.8 km

SFr 130 - SFr 200

Schönefeld to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Schönefeld and Geneva is around 14h 56m and covers a distance of around 1171 km. The fastest train normally takes 11h 22m. Operated by S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Schönefeld to Geneva train service departs from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] and arrives in Genève. Typically nine trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
14h 56m
Fastest train time:
11h 22m
Train distance:
1171 km
Trains per week:
9
Cheapest price:
SFr 223
Carbon emissions:
61 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:38
Last train departs at:
23:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Schönefeld to Geneva train schedules

Germany → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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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 Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
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This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geneva is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Geneva is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Geneva is 1.5 metres.

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 Germany from Switzerland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Schönefeld to Geneva is to bus which costs €35 - €60 and takes 20h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Schönefeld to Geneva is to fly. Taking this option will cost €45 - €160 and takes 4h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schönefeld to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Berlin, letiště Schönefeld, P Bus - Terminal B and arriving at Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere via Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schönefeld to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] and arriving at Genève via Berlin Ostbahnhof and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 17m.

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The distance between Schönefeld and Geneva is 870 km. The road distance is 1120.8 km.

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The best way to get from Schönefeld to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 12h 17m and costs €310 - €650.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Schönefeld to Geneva, including transfers.

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Schönefeld to Geneva bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Berlin, letiště Schönefeld, P Bus - Terminal B station.

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Schönefeld to Geneva train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Ostbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Schönefeld to Geneva is to fly which takes 4h 24m and costs €45 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €310 - €650 and takes 12h 17m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €60 and takes 20h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Schönefeld to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 869.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 24m

What companies run services between Schönefeld, Brandenburg, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland?

easyJet, Brussels Airlines and five other airlines fly from Schönefeld to Geneva every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Schönefeld to Geneva via Berlin Ostbahnhof and Bern in around 12h 17m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 230
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 340
Train operators
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 Berlin Ostbahnhof to Bern
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 240
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Bern
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 240
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Berlin Ostbahnhof to Bern
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 550
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, letiště Schönefeld, P Bus - Terminal B to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
RegioJet
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Luzern
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Schönefeld to Geneva bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere station.

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Schönefeld to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schönefeld to Geneva is 1121 km. It takes approximately 9h 31m to drive from Schönefeld to Geneva.

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Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 183+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Schönefeld to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs €2 - €4.

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