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from Geneva to Saint-Étienne

You can get from Geneva to Saint-Étienne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Geneva to Saint-Étienne on Dec 7 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:30PMGeneva3h10 08:40PMSaint-Étienne
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$441One-way
Cheapest
04:42PMGeneva3h05 07:47PMSaint-Étienne
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$431One-way
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09:30AMGeneva3h10 12:40PMSaint-Étienne
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$441One-way
03:30PMGeneva3h10 06:40PMSaint-Étienne
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$441One-way
07:14AMGeneva3h26 10:40AMSaint-Étienne
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$441One-way

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Travel Information between Geneva and Saint-Étienne

distanceDistance99 miles (160 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $44
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $44 (€37) • 3 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCF | TER

Travel 99 miles (160 km) by bus or train between Geneva and Saint-Étienne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or SNCF | TER among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Geneva to Saint-Étienne.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Saint-Étienne, France?

Travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Saint-Étienne, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Saint-Étienne from Geneva restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Saint-Étienne, France from Geneva?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Saint-Étienne, France?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 12/5/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Geneva and Saint-Étienne closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Geneva, Switzerland from Saint-Étienne, France?

The restriction level for your return to Geneva, Switzerland from France is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Geneva from Saint-Étienne restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Geneva from Saint-Étienne?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 11/29/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Geneva from Saint-Étienne closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from Geneva to Saint-Étienne?

There are 2 ways to get from Geneva to Saint-Étienne: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Geneva to Saint-Étienne?

The cheapest way to travel to Saint-Étienne from Geneva is by taking a bus with an average price of $12 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to Saint-Étienne:

Taking a bus is about $32 (€27) less than taking a train, which costs on average $44 (€37) for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Geneva to Saint-Étienne?

The fastest way to get to Saint-Étienne from Geneva is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Saint-Étienne can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 45 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Geneva to Saint-Étienne?

You should expect to travel around 99 miles (160 km) between Geneva and Saint-Étienne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Geneva to Saint-Étienne?

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Saint-Étienne is:

  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Geneva and Saint-Étienne as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Geneva and Saint-Étienne, what are the departure and arrival points in Geneva and Saint-Étienne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Geneva to Saint-Étienne:

  • Buses mostly depart from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Saint-Étienne, Gare SNCF.
  • Trains mostly depart from Genève and arrive in Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Geneva to Saint-Étienne?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Geneva to Saint-Étienne:

  • You can take a bus from Geneva to Saint-Étienne with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $12 (€10) with Flixbus from Geneva to Saint-Étienne.
  • You can travel by train to Saint-Étienne from Geneva with SNCF | TER, and you can find SNCF | TER Geneva to Saint-Étienne tickets for $44 (€37) on Omio.
Can I travel directly between Geneva and Saint-Étienne?

Yes, there are direct services available from Geneva to Saint-Étienne with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct train with with 8 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Saint-Étienne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Geneva to Saint-Étienne.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Geneva to Saint-Étienne?
Many of our customers traveling from Geneva to Saint-Étienne don't make Saint-Étienne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Saint-Étienne are Paris, Lyon or Marseille, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Saint-Étienne to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book Geneva to Saint-Étienne tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $12 (€10) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $44 (€37) one way.

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