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Train Information from Geneva to Birmingham

distanceDistance563 miles (908 km)
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Trains from Geneva to Birmingham cover the 563 miles (908 km) long route with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Trains from Geneva to Birmingham

To make the journey by train from Geneva to Birmingham, passengers must first travel from Geneva Cornavin Station to London St Pancras Station and then onward from London Euston to Birmingham New Street. The combined journey time takes up to 11 hours plus the time needed to travel between St Pancras and Euston stations by taxi, bus or underground. There are between four and eight daily departures from Geneva to London. These all require one or two connections and have journey times that take between seven hours 45 minutes and eight hours 30 minutes. There are up to six departures every hour from London Euston Station to Birmingham New Street Station with journey times of between 1.5 and 2.5 hours.

Geneva to Birmingham Train Time: Daily departures

There are between four and eight daily departures of trains from Geneva to London St Pancras. These all commence in the early morning and depending on the day of the week continue until lunchtime or mid-afternoon. Train departures from London Euston to Birmingham New Street start in the early hours of the morning and continue until late at night with up to six trains an hour at peak periods.

How long is the journey by train from Geneva to Birmingham?

Trains from Geneva to London take from just under eight hours to eight hours 30 minutes and require one or two connections en route. Where two connections are required these are made at Lyons and Paris or Lyons and Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy. Where one connection is needed, it is made at either Lille or Paris. Trains from London Euston to Birmingham are all direct and have journey times of 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Geneva to Birmingham?

Departure train station: Trains from Geneva to Birmingham depart from Geneva Cornavin Station. This station is located just a few minutes' walk from the city centre and its tourist attractions. It is part of Geneva's efficient transport system of taxis, trams, local buses and ferries. Direct trains also link Geneva Airport with Cornavin Station. Station facilities include car parking, car hire desks, a ticket office and automated ticket machines, ATMs, WiFi, toilets, left-luggage storage, shops and cafes. There is step-free access to all areas and accessible toilets.

Arrival train station: Trains from Geneva to Birmingham terminate at Birmingham New Street Station which is part of a large transport, shopping, eating and entertainment complex in the city centre. It is linked to a network of trams and local buses. Among the station's extensive facilities are car parking, car hire desks, ticket offices, waiting areas, WiFi, ATMs, left-luggage storage and toilets including adapted toilets. All areas are easily accessible to passengers with limited mobility.

Which train companies travel from Geneva to Birmingham?

Trains from Geneva to London are operated by either SNCF in conjunction with inOui and Eurostar or TGV Lyria with Eurostar. Services from London to Birmingham are run by Avanti or West Midlands Railway.

SNCF + inOui + Eurostar Geneva to London

SNCF in conjunction with inOui and Eurostar operates up to three departures a day with journey times of between eight hours and eight hours 30 minutes. These require connections at Lyons and Paris or Lyons and Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy.

TGV Lyria + Eurostar Geneva to London

There are up to four daily departures operated by TGV Lyria and Eurostar. These take from seven hours 45 minutes to eight hours 30 minutes with one connection en route made at Paris or Lille.

Avanti London to Birmingham

Avanti (formerly Virgin) trains depart throughout the day with up to three services an hour and journey times of just under one hour 30 minutes. All departures are direct, start in the early morning and continue until late at night.

 West Midlands Railway London to Birmingham

Direct services operated by West Midlands Railway take between two hours and two hours 30 minutes and run throughout the day with up to three departures an hour.

Geneva to London Trains: Services on board

All trains on the route from Geneva to London offer a choice of ticket classes and the option to reserve individual seats. There is plenty of luggage space in every carriage. There are no luggage limits, but passengers must be able to board and disembark with their own suitcases. Bicycles can be taken on board. There is a charge for this on some parts of the route. Certified service animals can travel from Geneva to Birmingham and all trains have wheelchair spaces and accessible toilets.

How do I find cheap train tickets from Geneva to Birmingham?

To find cheap train tickets from Geneva to Birmingham book online in advance. Save money as well by being flexible with departure dates and times as well as with the route taken.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Geneva and Birmingham?

Travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Birmingham, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Geneva?

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Birmingham, United Kingdom?

When travelling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 03/08/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Geneva to Birmingham before travelling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Switzerland from Birmingham, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return train to Geneva, Switzerland from Birmingham is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Geneva from Birmingham restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Birmingham?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 29/07/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Geneva from Birmingham closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance by train from Geneva to Birmingham?
You should expect to travel around 563 miles (908 km)  between Geneva and Birmingham by train.
Which train station from Geneva to Birmingham do I depart from? Which Birmingham train station from Geneva do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Geneva to start your trip from including Genève, Geneva and Geneva. In Birmingham you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Genève   and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Where do I find the Geneva train station to Birmingham? Where is the Birmingham train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Genève and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Birmingham.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Birmingham
Geneve, Cornavin
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