|Distance||254 miles (409 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 14 min|
|Average train ticket price||£79 (€90)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCF | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 between Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
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.
Return travel from Switzerland to France is: Partially open.
Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Requirements for reentering:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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