How to get to Pays de Gex?

The Pays de Gex lies north-east of the Ain county, between the Jura mountains and Lake Geneva.
With easy access & transport to the Jura mountains via the famous Faucille pass, the region lies at the foot of the Jura Mountains.

In contrast, the valley part opens up to Lake Geneva and the Greater Geneva region.

Located in the Haut-Jura Regional Nature Park, our territory is home to many tourist attractions that can be accessed by various means of transportation.

Driving directions

Are you interested in driving to the Pays de Gex valley? Would you rather go to the mountains? By road, we are 1 hour 30 minutes from Lyon, 20 minutes from Geneva. Just follow the instructions!  

3 motorways from France or Switzerland

  • A40 – Mâcon – Geneva
  • A39 – Dijon – Geneva
  • A41 – Grenoble – Chambéry – Geneva

There are other ways to get to Pays de Gex by road: buses and taxis and VTC.

  • A1 : toward Geneva.

Swiss motorways require an annual vignette, available at the Gex visitor information office for 42 € (2023 rate).  

By train

If you are coming to visit us by train, choose your station!

There are two direct TGV lines from Paris allowing you to reach the Pays de Gex in less than 3 hours:

  • Paris – Bellegarde sur Valserine (Valserhône)
  • Paris – Geneva (Cornavin)
Access transport TGV

For further information on the Bellegarde-sur-Valserine (Valserhône) station access & transport, please visit: or on the Geneva Cornavin station (CFF): (+ 41) 900 300 300 /

Léman Express

Join the Pays de Gex from Bellegarde or Pougny-Chancy with the L6 line or with public transport from Geneva, from:

  • St-Gervais-les-Bains-le Fayet
  • Annecy
  • Annemasse
  • Evian-les-Bains
  •  Bellegarde-sur-Valserine
  • Coppet

For further information please visit the Leman Express website.

By plane

There is direct access & transport to Geneva International Airport from Pays de Gex. Upon landing, dive into the heart of the Jura by flying directly into our territory by exiting into the French sector of Geneva airport.
It is therefore easy to reach from the major European capitals.  

Access transport GVA

Within 1h and 1h30 of Paris, London, Amsterdam and Brussels.
From Nantes, Lille, Brest and Caen direct flights of 1hr15.

For further information, please visit:
Passenger information number: (+41) 848 19 20 20

By Bus

The Pays de Gex and its Monts Jura resort are serviced by bus lines, including 5 cross-border lines, 2 regional bus lines and 1 skibus in winter

How to get to the station

Bus line

  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine > Lélex > Mijoux (line A53)

To access and move around the Pays de Gex valley

Gex urban lines (LUGE) : 5 regular lines from Monday to Friday

  • Information & timetables

Cross-border services (Transports Publics Genevois and Transports Publics de Nyon)

  • Bus Route 60 (Formerly line F) : Gex – Ferney-Voltaire – Geneva Cornavin Station
  • Bus Route 66 : Aéroport – Ferney-Voltaire – Prévessin-Moëns – Saint-Genis-Pouilly – Val Thoiry
  • Route 64 : Ferney-Voltaire – Prévessin-Moëns – Meyrin Gravière
  • Route 67 : Crozet – Saint-Genis-Pouilly – Meyrin
  • Route 69 : Challex – La Plaine (Suisse)
  • Rapid transit line 61: Gex – Ferney-Voltaire – Gare Cornavin (BHNS).
    The new line is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023.
  • Route 68 : Val Thoiry – Thoiry – Sergy – Saint-Genis-Pouilly – CERN
    All TPG bus timetables

The Noctambus

To get out in the Geneva area on Fridays and Saturdays, from midnight onwards, without taking the car…it’s easy!

Bus services in the valley

  • TER Ferney-Voltaire/ Bellegarde/ Gex (line SNCF 33) timetable line 33 – Tickets are on sale from the drivers on board the buses.

Adapted transport services

You or your loved ones have a disability? Adapted public transport allows you to get around the Pays de Gex easily.

For an overview of our public transportation in the Pays de Gex, please consult our map!

Transport on demand

Transport on demand is a system of public transport on reservation that serves the communes of southern and northern Pays de Gex. The system was set up by Pays de Gex agglo and operated by AIT Mobilité.

  • To and from the northern communes, TAD serves the following stops:
    Echenevex – Echenevex, Mury – Maconnex, Arcades – Ségny Centre – Versonnex/village – Versonnex, Genevriers – Sauverny, La Croisée – Grilly, Mairie – Divonne les Bains, Ancienne Gare.
  • From and to the southern communes, the following stops are served:
    Léaz, Longeray – Léaz, Grésin – Léaz, Centre – Pougny, Village – Pougny, Gare – Péron, Cimetière – Péron, Logras – Péron, Sur Greny – Péron, Feigères – Farges, Centre – Farges, Chemin du Quart d’Avo – Farges, Airans – Collonges, Centre – Collonges, Technoparc – Collonges, Cimetière – Collonges, Ecorans – Saint Jean-de-Gonville, Sous Saint-Jean – Saint Jean-de-Gonville, Mornex – Saint Jean-de-Gonville, Eglise – Challex, Mairie – Thoiry/Val-Thoiry – Thoiry, Mairie – Thoiry, Fenières – Saint-Genis Pouilly, Maison médicale – CERN, Porte de France – La Plaine, Gare.
  • More informations.

Taxis – VTC – Car rental

Other means of transport are available to get around the Pays de Gex: coaches, taxis and rental cars

To help you with your transfers and travelling in the Pays de Gex or its Monts Jura resort, check the list of our service providers.

Should you wish to go to the valley or to the mountains, you can travel by taxi, VTC (car with driver) or rent a car from our partner Sixt.