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Train Information from Paris to Geneva

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£79 (€90)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER

Trains from Paris to Geneva cover the 254 miles (409 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 14 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £43, but the average price of train tickets is £79. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Genève.

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
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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Paris, France to Geneva, Switzerland?

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • 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?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Geneva from Paris before travelling.

Are there restrictions on returning to France from Switzerland by train?

Return travel from Switzerland to France is: Partially open.

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

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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 requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 19/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Geneva.

How much does a cheap train to Geneva from Paris cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Geneva from Paris for as low as £43  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Paris to Geneva on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Geneva train price to come in at an average of £79  one way.
What is the distance from Paris to Geneva via train?
The Paris to Geneva train distance is approximately 254 miles (409 km).
How long is the train between Paris and Geneva?
On average the Paris to Geneva train time is 3 h 14 min  covering the 254 miles (409 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station from Paris to Geneva do I depart from? Which Geneva train station from Paris do I arrive in?

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

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

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Paris.

The most popular arrival train station, Genève, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Geneva.

Which train companies should I travel with from Paris to Geneva?
For the route from Paris to Geneva you can take a train with SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Geneva from Paris on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any Paris to Geneva direct trains?
Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day to Geneva from Paris, and you can find a direct train for this route with SNCF | TGV Lyria  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services are there to Geneva from Paris a day?
On average, there are 5 trains a day from Paris to Geneva. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Paris to Geneva? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Paris to Geneva leaves at 05: 14. The last train departing from Paris to Geneva leaves at 17: 16. You can find the latest Paris to Geneva train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I book Paris Geneva train tickets to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Geneva from Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £79 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Paris to Geneva a few months in advance.

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
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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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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
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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
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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
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Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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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