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There are 5 ways to get from Venice to Geneva by plane, train, bus, night 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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Fly

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Geneva (GVA)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Geneva

Train

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Geneve

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Genève

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to Geneva

Venice to Geneva by train

7 Weekly Trains
7h 36m Average Duration
SFr 120 Cheapest Price
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Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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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 Italy

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

Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Italy

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • 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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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 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, returning to Italy from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Oct 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Geneva is to bus which costs €29 - €35 and takes 9h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Geneva is to fly which costs €60 - €240 and takes 4h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice and arriving at Geneva. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Geneve. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 36m.

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The distance between Venice and Geneva is 487 km. The road distance is 577.3 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 7h 36m and costs €120 - €290.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Venice to Geneva, including transfers.

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Venice to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice station.

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Venice to Geneva train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Geneva is to fly which takes 4h 9m and costs €60 - €240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €120 - €290 and takes 7h 36m, you could also bus, which costs €29 - €35 and takes 9h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 486.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 9m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Geneva, Switzerland?

easyJet, Air Dolomiti and two other airlines fly from Venice to Geneva 4 times a day. Alternatively, Trenitalia EuroCity operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Geneve once daily. Tickets cost SFr 120 - SFr 280 and the journey takes 7h 36m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 480
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 260
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 260
Train operators
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Geneve
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 280
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 120 - SFr 170
1st Class
SFr 200 - SFr 280
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 21 - SFr 29
Smart Low Cost
SFr 18 - SFr 27
Smart Flex
SFr 35 - SFr 55
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
Night train from Milano Centrale to Genève
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 35
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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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Venice to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Venice to Geneva train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Geneve station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Geneva is 577 km. It takes approximately 5h 48m to drive from Venice to Geneva.

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Air Dolomiti, Swiss, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Venice Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Venice to Geneva train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Venice to Geneva bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 179+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 20 min and costs €10.

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