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Overview: Train from Geneva to Paris

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price£51 (€58)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER

Trains from Geneva to Paris cover the 254 miles (409 km) long route taking on average 3 h 12 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £51, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £34. Travellers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Trains from Geneva to Paris

Travelling by train from Geneva to Paris is a convenient and comfortable option. Every weekday, 8 direct services leave Geneva Cornavin station for Paris Gare de Lyon and there are 6 direct options on Saturdays and Sundays. Journey times average around 3 hours 10 minutes whenever travellers leave.

Which train companies travel from Geneva to Paris?

Direct trains to Paris from Geneva are operated by TGV Lyria, a joint operation between France's SNCF and Switzerland's Swiss Federal Railways. Indirect options with TGV InOui may also be available.

How long is the train from Geneva to Paris?

Direct trains from Geneva to Paris will take between 3 hours 8 minutes and 3 hours 20 minutes to reach their destination, with no stops required along the way. Indirect services are also available, and the fastest take 4 hours to reach Paris.

How many trains are there from Geneva to Paris?

On weekdays, 8 direct services connect Geneva and Paris, while there will be 6 options on weekends. Direct and connecting services are spread throughout the day, allowing passengers to find a departure time that suits their needs.

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

Departure station: Trains to Paris will depart from Geneva Cornavin station. Those transferring from flights can reach Cornavin via a rapid rail link, which takes just 8 minutes. Those coming from various parts of the Geneva metro area can take local buses and trams, while there is a 900 space car park underneath the station as well. Inside the concourse, Cornavin offers plenty of shopping options, from luxury goods to books and refreshments, as well as numerous ATMs and currency exchange offices.

Arrival station: Trains to Paris from Geneva will arrive at the Gare de Lyon, Paris' second busiest railway hub. The Gare de Lyon is just southeast of the city centre, but both the RER and Metro lines provide rapid connections to central areas, along with both the Gare du Nord and Paris' airports. There's a taxi rank directly outside the station, along with various supermarkets, bars, cafes, and lounges for arriving passengers to enjoy.

Travel Tips: Trains from Geneva to Paris

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France allowed?

Travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into France 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 France from Geneva?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 16/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Geneva to Paris before travelling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Geneva, Switzerland from Paris, France?

Return travel from France to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Geneva from Paris?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • 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 requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 13/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Geneva from Paris.

How much do cheap train tickets from Geneva to Paris cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Geneva and Paris for as little as £34  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Geneva to Paris on average?

If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Geneva to Paris train prices are on average £51  one way.

How many miles is it from Geneva to Paris by train?

You should expect to travel around 254 miles (409 km)  to Paris from Geneva by train.

How long is the train journey to Paris from Geneva?

While the time it takes to travel 254 miles (409 km) to Paris from Geneva can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Geneva to Paris is on average 3 h 12 min.

Which train station in Geneva goes to Paris? Which train station do I come into Paris from Geneva?

There are a few train stations in Geneva to start your journey from including Genève and Geneva. In Paris you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Genève   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where is the departure train station in Geneva located? Where is the arrival train station in Paris located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Genève and need to travel around 0.6 miles (950 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Paris most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from this train station to the city centre.

What train companies go from Geneva to Paris?

If you're looking for trains from Geneva to Paris, you can rely on SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER to get you to Paris. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Geneva to Paris journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I buy a direct train from Geneva to Paris?

Yes, there are 10 direct trains per day from Geneva to Paris. You can look to travel with SNCF | TGV Lyria  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.

How many trains are there to Paris from Geneva a day?

The average number of trains departing Geneva for Paris is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Geneva to Paris? When can I take the last train for the day?

The earliest train for this journey departs from Geneva at 05: 29. The last train leaves from Geneva at 19: 29. Check Omio for the latest train times from Geneva to Paris and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy train tickets to Paris from Geneva to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Geneva to Paris is on average £51 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Geneva and Paris available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Paris
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 Paris.