Trains to Geneva

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SNCF | TGV Lyria
Paris Gare de Lyon
17:29Geneva station
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Paris Gare de Lyon
19:29Geneva station
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Paris Gare de Lyon
09:29Geneva station
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Trains to Geneva

The United Nations, Red Cross and many financial institutions have their headquarters in Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland. When visitors see the lovely lakes and mountains that surround the city, they understand why it is such an attractive place to visit. The majority of tourists arrive via the stunning, art deco Geneve-Cornavin train station in the centre of the city, while the bus and tram network provided by Transport Public Genevois eases the way around all of the attractions.

Which is the main train station in Geneva?

Geneve-Cornavin is the main railway station in the city. One step outside of it and within minutes, visitors can access cash machines and find the post office, book a hotel room and find a place to eat, and buy gifts from the many jewellery and book stores. The other two stations are Geneve-Secheron and Lancy-Pont-Rouge. Geneva’s three stations connect to the city rail network, and visitors can get to and from Geneva airport in just six minutes.

Which train companies offer trains to Geneva?

Swiss Federal Railways run the majority of services from Geneve-Cornavin, and from here passengers can travel to cities like Vevy, Lausanne and Neuchatel. From Paris, trains to Geneva leave Gare de Lyon at one-hourly intervals, every day. Run by TGV Lyria, these journeys are direct, and travel time is just over three hours. A service run by InOui changes at Lyon, and takes about four hours. Passengers can connect with these services from Eurostar trains leaving London St. Pancras railway station.

Why travel by train to Geneva?

Travelling by train to Geneva takes passengers across the stunning territory of the French and Swiss Alps. In addition, passengers have the freedom to eat and drink, read and sleep, or communicate with family and friends while on the journey.

Before you travel to Geneva by train - good to know!

The austere exterior of Geneva Cathedral on the Place du Bourg-de-Four should never put off visitors from going inside, because splendid views of the Alps, the Jura Mountains and Lake Geneva await those who have enough gusto to climb either of its towers. Following lunch in one of Geneva’s many cafes and restaurants, visitors enjoy wandering the network of cobbled streets of the Vielle Ville, and relaxing in quaint little squares while watching the playing fountains.

How to Get to Geneva by Train

Trains to Geneva run regularly throughout the day from London at one hour intervals. To reach the Swiss capital, simply take the Eurostar train from St. Pancras International Station to Paris Gare Du Nord and ride the Metro a couple of stops to Paris Gare De Lyon where trains depart every hour to Geneva. The entire journey takes between 5 and 6 hours including changes. For those travelling from outside London, simply take a local rail service to the capital and use the underground system to get to St Pancras.


The beautiful Lake Geneva lies at the centre of this stunning Swiss city, providing a delightful backdrop. Here, you can go for a dip, or do some watersports, simply relax on the beach, top up your tan and have a picnic. For a more active day out, pay a visit to the historic Old Town, filled with beautiful and important buildings such as City Hall and the house in which the philosopher Rousseau was born. There are also lots of charming antique shops to explore and plenty of places to buy souvenirs in the area."

Train providers: SNCF TER, Trenitalia and TGV INOUI trains to Geneva

Find the best route to Geneva with Omio's train partners SNCF TER, Trenitalia and TGV INOUI! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

SNCF TER is a French train company that operates throughout the country. It offers a variety of train types, including Intercités, TER, TGV, and Ouigo. Intercités are long-distance trains that offer comfortable seating and a variety of onboard amenities. TER trains are regional trains that offer frequent service and are ideal for short trips. TGV trains are high-speed trains that offer the fastest way to travel between cities. Ouigo is a low-cost train service that offers affordable fares. SNCF TER offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, return tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for SNCF TER are Paris to Marseille, Paris to Lyon, and Paris to Bordeaux.

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