Thinking about taking the train from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 38 minutes to travel the 27 km from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva by train, although you can get there in as little as 27 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 26 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either SNCF or TGV Lyria trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.
Train tickets from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva start from $5.14 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Bellegarde-sur-Valserine and Geneva is 38 minutes, with around 26 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva is 27 minutes.
Train tickets from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva can start from as little as $5.14 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva without having to change trains. There are 21 direct trains from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva leaves at 05:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva leaves at 22:07. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva cover a distance of around 17 miles (27 km) during the journey.