How to travel from Cologne to Geneva

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from Cologne to Geneva

You can get from Cologne to Geneva by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Cologne to Geneva on Jan 31 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:32AMCologne Hbf8h15 04:47PMGeneva
2 transfers
921One-way
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07:55PMCologne Hbf11h06 07:01AMGeneva
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821One-way
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10:39AMCologne Messe/Deutz8h08 06:47PMGeneva
2 transfers
1001One-way
12:55PMCologne Hbf6h52 07:47PMGeneva
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1121One-way
08:55AMCologne Hbf6h52 03:47PMGeneva
2 transfers
1121One-way

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Travel Information from Cologne to Geneva

distanceDistance328 miles (529 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $695
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $34 (€30) • 11 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $34 (€30) • 11 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Swiss or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 328 miles (529 km) between Cologne and Geneva. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 11 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Swiss or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Geneva.

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FAQs

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Geneva, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Geneva from Cologne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Geneva, Switzerland from Cologne?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Cologne and Geneva closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 1/24/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Cologne from Geneva.

There are 4 ways to travel to Geneva from Cologne including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Geneva from Cologne is by taking a train with an average price of $34 (€30).

This is compared to other travel options to Geneva:

Taking a train is usually $49 (€43) less than taking a bus to Geneva, which costs on average $83 (€73) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $661 (€577) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $695 (€607) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Geneva from Cologne is by train with an average travel time of 11 h 35 min.

Other travel options to Geneva can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 12 h 10 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 24 h   of travel time.

The distance from Cologne to Geneva is approximately 328 miles (529 km).

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Geneva is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 11 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Cologne to Geneva as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Geneva:

  • Buses most often depart from Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Geneva at Geneva, Eaux-Vives.
  • Flights mostly leave from Cologne/Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Geneva International Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Genève.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Geneva, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Geneva. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Cologne to Geneva tickets on Omio for $83 (€73).
  • Travel with Swiss to go to Geneva by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Swiss Cologne to Geneva tickets on Omio for $695 (€607).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Geneva. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Geneva tickets on Omio for $34 (€30).
Your trip from Cologne to Geneva doesn't have to end in Geneva. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Lyon. If you’d like to add Paris, Milan or Lyon to your Cologne to Geneva tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Geneva today!

When planning your trip from Cologne to Geneva, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $83 (€73) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $695 (€607) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $34 (€30) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Geneva online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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