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

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Fly  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Geneva (GVA) VIE - GVA

$68 - $231

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Train  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$210 - $362

Train via Feldkirch  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Feldkirch Rj
  2. Take the train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$205 - $356

Bus  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Geneva

$80 - $110

Bus, train  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Lausanne
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...

Drive  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Geneva 628.2 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Geneva. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Genève via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 2 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Geneva is 803 km. The road distance is 1005.1 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 11 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Vienna to Geneva, including transfers.

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Vienna to Geneva bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Wien station.

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Vienna to Geneva train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Geneva is to fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 15 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Vienna to Geneva bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Geneva station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 502.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Geneva, Switzerland?

Ethiopian Airlines, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Vienna to Geneva hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Geneva via Zürich HB in around 11 h 2 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Wien to Geneva
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
13 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Geneva is 1005 km. It takes approximately 9 h 51 min to drive from Vienna to Geneva.

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Ethiopian Airlines, easyJet, Brussels Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 393+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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