How to get from Geneva to Saint-Étienne

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Travel Information from Geneva to Saint-Étienne

distanceDistance99 miles (160 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £32
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £9 • 3 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £32 • 3 h 7 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCF | TER

Take a coach or train to travel 99 miles (160 km) between Geneva and Saint-Étienne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 7 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or SNCF | TER among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Geneva to Saint-Étienne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Geneva to Saint-Étienne

Travel to Saint-Étienne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Geneva to Saint-Étienne.

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

Can I enter France if coming from Switzerland?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Saint-Étienne if travelling from Geneva?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Saint-Étienne, France due to the pandemic?

All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/05/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Saint-Étienne from Geneva.

Return travel to Geneva, Switzerland from France is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from France?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Geneva, Switzerland was last verified on 09/05/2022. 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 Geneva from Saint-Étienne.

You can travel between Geneva and Saint-Étienne 2 different ways: coach or train.

The cheapest way from Geneva to Saint-Étienne is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £9 compared to other travel options to Saint-Étienne:

A coach journey is usually £24 less than a journey to Saint-Étienne by train, which costs on average £32 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Geneva to Saint-Étienne is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 7 min.

Other travel options between Geneva and Saint-Étienne can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 55 min   on average.

The Geneva to Saint-Étienne distance is approximately 99 miles (160 km).

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 from Geneva to Saint-Étienne as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Coaches from Geneva to Saint-Étienne most often leave from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Saint-Etienne, Gare.
  • Trains most often depart from Geneva at Genève and arrive in Saint-Étienne at Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Saint-Étienne by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Geneva to Saint-Étienne for £9.
  • SNCF | TER can take you to Saint-Étienne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCF | TER from Geneva to Saint-Étienne for £32.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Saint-Étienne with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can find 8 direct trains per day to Saint-Étienne with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Saint-Étienne tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Omio customers who travel from Geneva to Saint-Étienne often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Lyon or Marseille. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Saint-Étienne and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Geneva to Saint-Étienne, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £9 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £32 one way.

But we recommend booking Geneva to Saint-Étienne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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