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Train Information between Geneva and Edinburgh

distanceDistance782 miles (1262 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Geneva to Edinburgh cover the 782 miles (1262 km) long route taking on average 15 h 5 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Geneva, Switzerland to Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

Travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Edinburgh, 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Edinburgh, 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 30/11/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Geneva to Edinburgh before travelling.

Are there restrictions on returning to Switzerland from United Kingdom by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Edinburgh to Geneva is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from United Kingdom?

Reentry to Switzerland 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 Edinburgh?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Tests performed on days 4 and 7 of quarantine
  • 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 (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 29/11/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Edinburgh to Geneva train here.

What is the distance from Geneva to Edinburgh by train?
The Geneva to Edinburgh train distance is approximately 782 miles (1262 km).
What is the average Geneva to Edinburgh train duration?
While the time it takes to travel 782 miles (1262 km) between Geneva and Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Geneva to Edinburgh is on average 15 h 5 min.
Which train station from Geneva to Edinburgh do I depart from? Which Edinburgh train station from Geneva do I arrive in?

Some of the Geneva train stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Genève and Geneva. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Genève   and arriving in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where is the train station in Geneva to go to Edinburgh? Where is the train station in Edinburgh located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Genève, is located 0.6 miles (950 m) from the city centre of Geneva.

The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.2 miles (429 m) away from the city centre of Edinburgh.

How many trains are there between Geneva and Edinburgh a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Geneva to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Edinburgh
Genève is the most popular Geneva railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Geneva for your journey to Edinburgh.