France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transport for Évian-les-Bains, France
Car is the easiest way to reach Évian, but you can also go by train, bus and ferry, including from Geneva Airport.





From Évian-les-Bains, Geneva is 45 km (28 miles, 1 hour) southwest; Annecy is 93 km (58 miles, 1 hour) south; and Paris is 585 km (364 miles, six hours) northwest.

From Geneva Airport, follow signs for Geneva - Centre Ville and Le Lac, drive through the center of Geneva along the lake shore, then follow signs to Thonon and Évian following the Route de Thonon and France highway D1005 to Thonon-les-Bains and Évian-les-Bains. More...


You use TGV and Lyria high-speed trains from Paris (Gare de Lyon) to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, then change to TER regional trains to reach Évian in 4.5 hours. Other trains, via Lyon instead of Bellegarde, take 5.5 hours.

From Geneva Airport, take a train to Genève-Cornavin station in the city center, then one of 7 TER trains daily to Évian. The journey takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.


Intercity buses in the Haute-Savoie region are organized in a regional service by Lignes Interurbaines de Haute-Savoie, or LIHSA. The buses are operated by a variety of companies for LIHSA.

Bus T71, operated by Société Alpes Transportes (SAT) and Frossard, depart Geneva's Gare Routière four times daily and follow France's D1005 highway via Thonon, reaching Évian-les-Bains in about 1.5 hours.

Buses run more frequently between Geneva and Thonon, where you can change to a different bus (124, 131 or 141) to reach Évian.

Évian's Gare Routière (bus terminal) is on the west side of the Office de Tourisme, just off the shore highway (D1005, Avenue Général Dupas), west of the prominent Notre-Dame de l'Assomption church (map).


The nearest major airport is Geneva-Cointrin (GVA), 49 km (30 miles, 1.25 hours) southwest of Évian, part of which is designated as French territory so you can take a French domestic flight and arrive at the airport still in France, without having to pass through Swiss Customs. More...


Passenger ferries on Lake Geneva connect Èvian with the Ouchy docks in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the lake's northern shore. The one-way voyage takes about 35 minutes. Service is most frequent in high summer (June through mid-September), less frequent off season.

Hotels in Évian-les-Bains

Évian Restaurants

What to See & Do

About Évian-les-Bains

Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)

Geneva, Switzerland



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Haute-Savoie Bus, Évian-les-Bains, France

LIHSA bus on the route Geneva-Thonon-Évian.

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