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Taking the train from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône in 3 hours 27 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 5 hours 18 minutes to travel the 118 km from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône by train, although you can get there in as little as 3 hours 27 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 17 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either TGV, SNCF or SBB. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône start from $42.52 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.

Keen to book your train tickets to Chalon-sur-Saône? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône by train

It takes an average of 5h 18m to travel from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône by train, over a distance of around 73 miles (118 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône and tickets for this journey start from $42.52 when you book in advance.

First train

05:14

Last train

22:20

Departure station

Geneva

Arrival station

Chalon-sur-Saône

Journey time

3h 27m

Distance

118 miles (73 km)

Frequency

17 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $42.52

Train and bus operators

TGV Lyria, OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, SBB CFF FFS, ALSA, Regiojet

Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:14 10:03 3h 49m, 1 change
08:14 11:41 3h 27m, 1 change
09:00 13:37 4h 37m, 2 changes
10:30 14:36 4h 6m, 1 change
10:42 14:18 3h 36m, 2 changes
11:25 15:37 4h 12m, 1 change
12:14 16:37 4h 23m, 1 change
14:14 18:36 4h 22m, 1 change
14:42 18:20 3h 38m, 2 changes
15:42 19:35 3h 53m, 2 changes

TGV Lyria, OUIGO, SNCF and SBB trains from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône

You can travel from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône on TGV Lyria, OUIGO, SNCF and SBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoChabe01, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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).

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône

The price of train tickets from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône starts at $42.52 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône

Want to know more about your journey from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône take?

The average journey time by train between Geneva and Chalon-sur-Saône is 5 hours and 18 minutes, with around 17 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Geneva and Chalon-sur-Saône by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône is 3 hours and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône cost?

Train tickets from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône can start from as little as $42.52 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.

Is there a direct train from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône?

No, there are no direct train services from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône. Travelling from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône leave?

The first train from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône leaves at 05:14. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône leave?

The last train from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône leaves at 22:20. 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.

What's the distance between Geneva and Chalon-sur-Saône by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône cover a distance of around 73 miles (118 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva to Chalon-sur-Saône for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/06/2023 for travel on 03/06/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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