Paris to Geneva train

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Geneva

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Cheapest

£78

Average

£85

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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06:56Paris Gare de Lyon4h39 11:35Geneva
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£781One-way
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06:15Paris Gare de Lyon3h31 09:46Geneva
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£791One-way
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14:16Paris Gare de Lyon3h30 17:46Geneva
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£791One-way
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08:17Paris Gare de Lyon3h29 11:46Geneva
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£791One-way
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18:17Paris Gare de Lyon3h29 21:46Geneva
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£791One-way

Train schedule Paris to Geneva

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06:15Paris Gare de Lyon3h31 09:46Geneva
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06:56Paris Gare de Lyon4h39 11:35Geneva
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08:17Paris Gare de Lyon3h29 11:46Geneva
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10:17Paris Gare de Lyon3h29 13:46Geneva
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12:17Paris Gare de Lyon3h29 15:46Geneva
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12:46Paris Gare de Lyon4h14 17:00Geneva
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14:16Paris Gare de Lyon3h30 17:46Geneva
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14:56Paris Gare de Lyon4h39 19:35Geneva
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16:16Paris Gare de Lyon3h29 19:45Geneva
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18:17Paris Gare de Lyon3h29 21:46Geneva
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20:18Paris Gare de Lyon3h28 23:46Geneva
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Fastest train times from Paris to Geneva

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 28 m

Average

3 h 46 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

410 km

Of the 11 trains that leave Paris for Geneva every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
20:18Paris Gare de Lyon3h28 23:46Geneva
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£881One-way
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10:17Paris Gare de Lyon3h29 13:46Geneva
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£881One-way
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08:17Paris Gare de Lyon3h29 11:46Geneva
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£791One-way
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16:16Paris Gare de Lyon3h29 19:45Geneva
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£881One-way
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18:17Paris Gare de Lyon3h29 21:46Geneva
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£791One-way

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Overview: Train from Paris to Geneva

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price£81 (€91)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV, Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | Intercités de nuit, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Trains from Paris to Geneva cover the 254 miles (409 km) long route taking on average 3 h 29 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV, Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | Intercités de nuit, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV Lyria. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £48, but the average price of train tickets is £81. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Genève.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn trains Paris to Geneva

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Paris to Geneva from £48. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Paris to Geneva train.

    Trains from Paris to Geneva

    Famous as the gateway to the Alps, the Swiss city of Geneva is just over three hours away from Paris by train. As such, it’s a popular weekend destination for Parisians and tourists in the mood for a bit of skiing or some clean mountain air. Trains to Geneva leave Paris several times a day, every day of the week, so it’s always easy to squeeze in a last-minute getaway.

    Which train companies travel from Paris to Geneva?

    All trains from Paris to Geneva are operated by France’s state-owned SNCF. The trains themselves are high-speed TGV trains, ensuring a quick and comfortable journey. Different subsidiaries of SNCF offer different train services along this route. These include SNCF | TGV Lyria and SNCF | TGV INOUI. TGV Lyria trains travel this route more frequently and are usually direct. TGV INOUI trains tend to require one change.

    How long is the train from Paris to Geneva?

    It takes about 3 hours 11 minutes on average to reach Geneva from Paris. The quickest possible journey is 3 hours 7 minutes when travelling direct with TGV Lyria. The longest advertised journey is 4 hours 30m when travelling with TGV INOUI. TGV INOUI journeys almost always take more than four hours and involve a change at Lyon Part Dieu.

    How many trains are there from Paris to Geneva?

    There are usually at least 5-7 direct trains to Geneva from Paris on a daily basis. 2-3 indirect services are also offered daily on this route. Departure times are spread throughout the day from early morning til the end of peak travel in the evening.

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

    Departure train station: Gare de Lyon is a very central station, sitting just east of Paris. It’s one of the busiest train stations in France, which means it’s easily accessible via Metro and also offers a direct bus link to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. The station is famous for its ornate fine-dining restaurant, ‘Le Train Bleu’.

    Arrival train station: Geneva’s main train station, Geneve Cornavin, is also centrally located, with a direct train link to Geneva Airport. The station is home to a selection of shops and restaurants, as well as a currency exchange and bank.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Paris to Geneva

    Travel by train to Geneva 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 Paris to Geneva.
    FAQs

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

    Is international entry into Geneva from Paris restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

    Entry Requirements:

    • No COVID-19 testing required
    • No quarantine 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 required: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face mask required: Regional advice

    The above information was last checked on 23/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Paris and Geneva closer to your date of departure here.

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

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

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

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

    What are the entry requirements?

    • 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 48 hours prior to arrival
    • 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)
    • Health declaration required

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

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

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

    Last verified on 24/05/2022. 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 Geneva to Paris train here.

    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Geneva from Paris to cost as little as £48  in the next 7 days.
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Paris and Geneva is £81  one way.
    The distance from Paris to Geneva by train is approximately 254 miles (409 km).
    The Paris to Geneva train duration is on average 3 h 29 min, which is to be expected when travelling 254 miles (409 km) to Geneva from Paris. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    When taking a train from Paris, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When you arrive in Geneva, your train can arrive in train stations including Genève and Geneva.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Genève.

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre of Paris.

    The most popular arrival train station, Genève, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre of Geneva.

    If you're looking for trains from Paris to Geneva, you can rely on SNCF | TGV, Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | Intercités de nuit, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV Lyria to get you to Geneva. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Paris to Geneva route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 5 direct trains from Paris to Geneva per day with SNCF | TGV Lyria  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
    The average number of trains departing Paris for Geneva is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train for this trip departs from Paris at 06: 17. The last train leaves from Paris at 21: 40. Check Omio for the latest train times from Paris to Geneva and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    If you book a train ticket to Geneva from Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £81 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Paris and Geneva are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Paris
    Geneva
    Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your journey to Geneva.
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    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Public transport options for Paris Gare de Lyon
    Metro lines: 1, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
    Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Public transport options for Paris Gare du Nord
    Metro lines: 4, 5
    Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
    Train lines: RER B, D, E
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    Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
    Public transport options for Paris Gare de l'Est
    Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
    Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
    Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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    Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
    Public transport options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
    Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
    Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
    Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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    Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
    Public transport options for Gare de Paris Bercy
    Metro lines: 6, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
    Train lines: TER, Intercités
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    Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transport options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
    Metro lines: 5, 10
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
    Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C

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