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Travel Information from Manchester to Geneva

distanceDistance624 miles (1006 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £90 • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBrussels Airlines

Take a flight to travel 624 miles (1006 km) from Manchester to Geneva. Brussels Airlines is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Geneva.

How to Travel from Manchester to Geneva?

You can travel from Manchester to Geneva via trains, buses and flights. All available modes of travel run every day of the week. Flights from Manchester to Geneva have around thirty times each day. Buses depart around four times a day and will require two different tickets. Trains depart hourly, usually between around 8:00 a.m. and around 5:00 p.m.

Geneva is a very popular destination to visit, three days should give you enough time to feel you've fully experienced the city's trademark sites but a longer stay will always allow you to immerse yourself in the city and experience its more obscure treasures. Generally, flights will take as little as around 2h and as long as roughly 24h, buses will take around 22h 45min and trains will take around 9h 50min.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Manchester to Geneva?

On average the cheapest way to travel to Geneva from Manchester is by bus, however, some flights can be cheaper. Taking the bus to Geneva will require you to get two tickets, one direct ticket from Manchester Coach Station to London Victoria Station, and then another from London Victoria Station to Geneva Bus Station with a change at the Paris City Centre station. These buses all depart multiple times a day.

The cheapest flights are usually direct from Manchester Airport to Geneva International Airport, there is usually only around one or two flights each day cheaper than travelling by bus. In addition, travellers can always try to find cheaper tickets by booking well in advance of their travel and being flexible in regards to their exact departure and arrival date and time.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Manchester to Geneva?

The fastest way to travel from Manchester to Geneva is by flying. The shortest flights usually take around 2h and on average the flights take between roughly 4h and 6h. Flights are offered by British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa. Flights usually depart from Manchester Airport and land at Geneva International Airport.

Remember to factor in that when flying you generally need to arrive at the airport at least 1h 30min earlier than your flight in order to go through customs and be ready at your gate. It takes roughly 30min to get to Manchester Airport from the city centre by car or public transport and roughly 6min by train and 20min by bus or car to get to the Geneva city centre from Geneva International Airport. Even with this extra time, flying is usually the fastest option.

Geneva Tourist Cathedral Sanpedro Cityscape. Source: Shutterstock

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Trains from Manchester to Geneva

Travellers who prefer to travel on land may prefer to book a train ticket from Manchester to Geneva. It is generally shorter than the bus, taking roughly 9h 50min all up to get to Geneva. The trip does involve multiple changes, in London, Euston Station and Kings Cross St Pancras Station, and at Paris Nord and Gare de Lyon in France before arriving at Geneve Station.

All the trains you need to take run multiple times each day, most run hourly, some run multiple times an hour. Most of the trip is operated by Eil and Train à Grande Vitesse. The arrival station is conveniently located close to the heart of the city, it takes roughly 6min to get to the Geneva city centre from Geneve Station by walking and roughly 10min by driving.

Train travel from Manchester to Geneva with Train à Grande Vitesse

Train à Grande Vitesse operates most of the trip from Manchester to Geneva. They offer both first and second class seats. They have adjustable ergonomic seats for extra comfort in both classes as well as folding tray tables so you can eat or work comfortably. In First class most trains provide an individual charging point for each seat.

Buses from Manchester to Geneva

Bus trips from Manchester to Geneva tend to be cheaper than travelling by train, though also slower. They involve two bus tickets, one from Manchester Coach Station to London Victoria Station and another from London Victoria Station to Geneva Bus Station with one stop at Paris City Centre, Bercy Sein station. The whole trip takes roughly 23h including stopovers.

Travellers who wish to stop off in London or Paris before travelling on to Geneva may find the bus route to be the best. The first leg of the trip is operated by National Express and the second leg is operated by BlaBlaCar. Once you've arrived at Geneva Bus Station it takes roughly 10min to reach the city centre by walking. Note that the bus from London Victoria Station departs once daily usually at around 10:00 p.m., the others depart multiple times each day.

Traveling by bus from Manchester to Geneva with National Express

National Express begins the trip from Manchester to Geneva. They have free Wi-fi and charging ports so you can use your devices freely. They allow plenty of luggage, up to two large suitcases and one piece of hand luggage so you can pack with confidence.

Geneva Tourist Old Town Street. Source: Shutterstock

Flights from Manchester to Geneva

There are usually over thirty flights a day that can take you from Manchester to Geneva. They are operated by a variety of companies including British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa. Most flights include one change and Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport. Flights operate between roughly 6:05 a.m. and 5:10 p.m. every day of the week and some days have later flights in the evening up to around 10:00 p.m.

Most flights require a change, although some British Airways Flights do not. The trip takes between 3h 45min and 23h. Air France's flights tend to be the shortest. The departure airport is usually Manchester Airport and the arrival airport is usually Geneva International Airport. The Geneva city centre is roughly 20min by bus from the airport and roughly 6min by train.

Flying from Manchester to Geneva with Air France

Air France operates many of the flights from Manchester to Geneva They offer Economy, Business and First Class tickets. You can personalise your in-flight entertainment with choices from over 200 films as well as many TV shows, music albums and radio stations. Air France prides itself as an ambassador of French fine dining and offering travellers a gourmet experience while travelling in all of its cabins.

To Geneva by train/ bus/ flight—travel tips

With picturesque landscapes and plenty to see and do, Geneva holds plenty of potential for both first time, and returning visitors. The cities main attraction is considered y many to be Lake Geneva, a mountain lake at the edge of the city with many walks along and around it dotted with cafes and bars to rest at along the way.

For those who want to indulge in history, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and the Museum of Natural history provide at least a days worth of entertainment. When you're ready for a bite to eat check out Michelin starred restaurants such as L'Aparte or Le Chat-Botte.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Geneva

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Geneva, Switzerland if I’m coming from Manchester, United Kingdom?

Travel from Manchester, United Kingdom to Geneva, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Geneva from Manchester restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Geneva, Switzerland from Manchester?

Entry Requirements:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 09/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Manchester and Geneva closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to United Kingdom from Geneva, Switzerland?

Return travel to Manchester, United Kingdom from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Switzerland?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Manchester, United Kingdom was last verified on 20/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Manchester from Geneva.

How do you get from Manchester to Geneva?

You can travel to Geneva from Manchester by flight.

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester to Geneva?

A flight is the fastest way to get from Manchester to Geneva with an average travel time for this trip around 1 h 50 min.

How many miles from Manchester to Geneva would I travel?

The distance from Manchester to Geneva is approximately 624 miles (1006 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in Geneva?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Geneva:

  • Flights from Manchester to Geneva most often leave from Manchester Airport and arrive in Geneva International Airport.

Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Geneva?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Geneva, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with Brussels Airlines for flights to Geneva. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Brussels Airlines Manchester to Geneva tickets on Omio for £90.

Where should I go next after I travel between Manchester and Geneva?

Your journey from Manchester to Geneva doesn't have to end in Geneva. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Lyon. If you’d like to add Paris, Milan or Lyon to your Manchester to Geneva trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Geneva today!

How early should I purchase Manchester to Geneva tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Geneva, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £90 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Geneva tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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