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Train Information between Geneva and Paris

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£61 (€68)
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 14 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 £61, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £44. 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.

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Trains from Geneva to Paris
Travel by train to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Geneva to Paris.
FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Geneva and Paris?

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

Can I enter France from Switzerland?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Geneva?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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

All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 16/09/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Paris from Geneva as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Geneva, Switzerland from Paris, France?

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

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

Reentry to 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • 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
  • 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:

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

Last verified on 13/09/2021. 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 Paris to Geneva train here.

How much do cheap trains to Paris from Geneva cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Paris from Geneva for as little as £44  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Geneva to Paris?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Geneva to Paris train prices are on average £61  one way.
What is the distance by train from Geneva to Paris?
You should expect to travel around 254 miles (409 km)  from Geneva to Paris by train.
How long does it take from Geneva to Paris by train?
While the time it takes to travel 254 miles (409 km) between Geneva and Paris can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Geneva to Paris is on average 3 h 14 min.
When travelling by train from Geneva to Paris, which train station in Geneva do I depart from and which train station in Paris do I arrive in?

When departing from Geneva, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Genève and Geneva. When arriving in Paris, you can end your route in train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers book a train from Genève   to Paris Gare de Lyon   most frequently for this route.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Genève, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Geneva. The most popular arrival train station in Paris, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from its city centre.

What train providers offer a service from Geneva to Paris?
Take the Geneva to Paris train with SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between Geneva and Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any Geneva to Paris direct train services?
Yes, there are 10 direct trains per day from Geneva to Paris with SNCF | TGV Lyria, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
How many trains are there between Geneva and Paris 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 does the first train depart from Geneva to Paris? When does the last train depart from Geneva to Paris?
If you prefer early morning trains from Geneva to Paris, the first train leaves at 06: 29. If you prefer late night trains from Geneva to Paris, the last train of the day leaves at 16: 30. Omio shows you the latest train from Geneva to Paris schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket to Paris from Geneva to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Geneva to Paris is on average £61 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 journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Geneva to Paris available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Paris
Geneve, Cornavin
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