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

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Bus  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Ugine Place Du Val D'arly to Sallanches Combloux Megeve Autocar / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sallanches to Geneva Airport S500 / ...

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Bus, train  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Ugine Place Du Val D'arly to Sallanches Combloux Megeve Autocar / ...
  2. Take the train from Sallanches-Combloux-Megève to Annemasse L3 / ...

Train  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Albertville to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Geneve Ter

Drive  •  1h 9m

  1. Drive from Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA) 79.4 km

Towncar  •  1h 9m

  1. Take a town car from Ugine to Geneva Airport 79.4 km

Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA) by bus

3 Weekly Buses
3h 5m Average Duration
SFr 10 Cheapest Price
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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

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  • 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.

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No, returning to France from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 18 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to bus which costs €10 - €16 and takes 3h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to drive which costs €16 - €25 and takes 1h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA). However, there are services departing from Ugine Place Du Val D'arly and arriving at Geneva Airport via Sallanches. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 5m.

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The distance between Ugine and Geneva Airport (GVA) is 59 km. The road distance is 79.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA) without a car is to bus which takes 3h 5m and costs €10 - €16.

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It takes approximately 3h 5m to get from Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA), including transfers.

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Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by SNCF Bus, depart from Ugine Place Du Val D'arly station.

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The best way to get from Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to bus which takes 3h 5m and costs €10 - €16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €50 - €130 and takes 3h 23m.

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Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA) is 79 km. It takes approximately 1h 9m to drive from Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA).

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Map of how to get from Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA).
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  • Distance: 58.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 5m

What companies run services between Ugine, France and Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA) via Sallanches in around 3h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ugine to Geneva Airport (GVA) via Albertville, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and Genève in around 3h 23m.

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 Sallanches-Combloux-Megève to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Albertville to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 40
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 Sallanches Combloux Megeve to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 21
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 8 - SFr 12
Rail 1st Class
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Train from Albertville to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 20
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 7 - SFr 11
Rail 1st Class
SFr 13 - SFr 20
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Rail 1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 30
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 Sallanches Combloux Megeve to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 29
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 25 - SFr 29
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 22
Train from Albertville to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 28
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 17 - SFr 21
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Ugine Place du Val d'Arly to Sallanches-Combloux-Megève
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
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 Sallanches to Geneva Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 8
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 Sallanches to Geneva - Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Ugine to Geneva Airport
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 145

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