Paris to Geneva train

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The cheapest train from Paris to Geneva

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$123

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$138

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04:27PMParis Gare de Lyon4h08 08:35PMGeneva
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$1231One-way
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08:56AMParis Gare de Lyon5h39 02:35PMGeneva
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$1401One-way
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01:49PMParis Gare de Lyon4h46 06:35PMGeneva
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$1401One-way
04:16PMParis Gare de Lyon3h14 07:30PMGeneva
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$1421One-way

Train schedule from Paris to Geneva

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06:27AMParis Gare de Lyon4h08 10:35AMGeneva
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08:16AMParis Gare de Lyon3h14 11:30AMGeneva
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Mon
Dec 6
$123SNCF | TER
$30Flixbus
$127easyJet
Tue
Dec 7
$123SNCF | TER
$23Flixbus
$68easyJet
Wed
Dec 8
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$42Flixbus
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Thu
Dec 9
$65SNCF | TGV Lyria
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$97easyJet
Fri
Dec 10
$72SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$68easyJet
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Dec 11
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$18BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
Dec 12
$53SNCF | TGV INOUI
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$114easyJet
Mon
Dec 13
$77SNCF | TGV Lyria
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$58easyJet
Tue
Dec 14
$53SNCF | TGV Lyria
$30Flixbus
$54easyJet
Wed
Dec 15
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
$26Flixbus
$54easyJet
Thu
Dec 16
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$48easyJet
Fri
Dec 17
$96SNCF | TGV Lyria
$54BlaBlaCar Bus
$54easyJet
Sat
Dec 18
$115SNCF | TGV INOUI
$54BlaBlaCar Bus
$134Air France
Sun
Dec 19
$115SNCF | TGV INOUI
$54BlaBlaCar Bus
$73easyJet
Mon
Dec 20
$96SNCF | TGV Lyria
$42Flixbus
$53easyJet
Tue
Dec 21
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
$48BlaBlaCar Bus
$45easyJet
Wed
Dec 22
$83SNCF | TGV Lyria
$60BlaBlaCar Bus
$45easyJet
Thu
Dec 23
$118SNCF | TGV Lyria
$54BlaBlaCar Bus
$65easyJet
Fri
Dec 24
$53SNCF | TGV Lyria
$54BlaBlaCar Bus
$58easyJet
Sat
Dec 25
$77SNCF | TGV Lyria
$42Flixbus
$134Air France
Sun
Dec 26
$130SNCF | TGV Lyria
$54Flixbus
$85easyJet

The fastest train from Paris to Geneva

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Fastest Journey

3 h 12 m

Average

3 h 52 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

410 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Paris for Geneva every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 410 km distance in an average of 3 h 52 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 12 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 39 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:18PMParis Gare de Lyon3h12 03:30PMGeneva
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$1421One-way
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04:16PMParis Gare de Lyon3h14 07:30PMGeneva
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$1421One-way
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06:16PMParis Gare de Lyon3h14 09:30PMGeneva
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$1421One-way
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08:16AMParis Gare de Lyon3h14 11:30AMGeneva
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$1421One-way
06:14AMParis Gare de Lyon3h16 09:30AMGeneva
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$1421One-way

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Train Information from Paris to Geneva

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price$82 (€68)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | 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 route 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 journey for as low as $53 (€44), but the average price of train tickets is $82 (€68). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Genève.

Trains from Paris to Geneva

The cross-border train journey from Paris to Geneva offers you the opportunity to enjoy scenic views along the trail across the two counties. Frequent train journeys service the Paris to Geneva route, featuring at least eight daily train trips between the two cities. This journey takes about 3h 15min for the 254-mile (409 km) distance between the two iconic cities. The Route is operated by different lines of Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF), which translates to National Company of French Railways. The rail operator services both direct and indirect journeys on the Paris to Geneva route. to find a Paris to Geneva train journey that best suits your needs, consider booking with Omio.

Paris to Geneva Train Time: Daily Departures

On Average, about 60 trains operate the Paris to Geneva route weekly, with at least eight daily departures. This frequent schedule makes trains a reliable alternative to flights and bus journeys. Moreover, the departures are spread throughout the day, from early mornings to late evenings, offering you options and flexibility. The earliest train on the Paris to Geneva route departs at 5:50 a.m., while the last train around 5:50 p.m. Using the search feature on Omio, you can find all scheduled departures on the Paris to Geneva route.

How long is the journey by train from Paris to Geneva?

The train journey from Paris to Geneva takes about 3h 12min to cover the 254-mile (409 km) stretch. However, the journey duration may vary depending on the departure time, type of train, and the number of changeovers along the route. Slower train journeys on the Paris to Geneva route take up to 4h 30min, while the fastest train journey takes 3h 10min. Also, there is an intercity train, only available overnight, that completes the Paris to Geneva journey in about 13h and departs at 9:00 p.m.

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

Departure station: Trains operating the Paris to Geneva route depart at either Paris Gare de Lyon (Lyon Station) or Paris Gare d'Austerlitz (Austerlitz Station). Lyon station is an iconic landmark in Paris, located along Seine River banks, about 15min from the city center. The classic station is conveniently accessible from downtown Paris via public transportation, including bus lines, taxis, and subway lines.

The station features various accessible onsite facilities, ideal for travelers with limited mobility, including elevators, ramps, wheelchairs, restrooms, Awakening Vigilance bands on docks, reserved parking space, and special assistance services. Travelers that require special assistance boarding the train should arrive at least 30min before the departure time. Austerlitz Station, located opposite the Seine, only serves as the departure station for the overnight intercity train. The station is about 3 miles (5km) from the city center, and is accessible via public transportation options, including taxis and Metro lines.

Arrival station: When you take a train journey from Paris to Geneva, you will arrive at Gare de Genève (Geneva Railway Station).The station is the primary train hub in Geneva, conveniently located at the heart of the city center. The train also offers intermodal connections, including buses and trams, great for exploring other city regions. The prime location of this station allows you easy access to various dining options, shopping adventures, accommodations, and attractions in Geneva.

Eiffel Tower Park. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from Paris to Geneva?

SNCF is the primary rail operator servicing train journeys from Paris to Geneva. This rail operator's trains from Paris to Geneva are all high-speed, except the overnight intercity trains. You can easily book your SNCF trains from Paris to Geneva at your convenience with Omio, only a few clicks away.

SNCF trains from Paris to Geneva

SCNF services frequent train journeys from Paris to Geneva, with about 60 weekly scheduled departures. Typically, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sunday's feature eight train journeys on the Paris to Geneva route, while the rest are about nine departures. The train company features various service lines, including TGV inOui, Transport express régional (TER), and TGV Lyria. SCNF's TGV Lyria service operates the fastest train journeys from Paris to Geneva, which takes about 3h 10min, featuring high-speed trains that can travel up to 200 mph (320km/h). Usually, there are about five daily direct train journeys from Paris to Geneva; however, the number might vary depending on your travel date.

Train Paris to Geneva: Services on Board

SNCF trains operating the Paris to Geneva route offer first- and second-class fares. The rail operator strives to offer a comfortable onboard experience for travelers with restricted mobility, from designated wheelchair spaces to wheelchair-accessible restrooms and onboard passenger information systems with audio announcements and screens. SNCF trains allow carry-on baggage on board, and size or weight limitations don't apply. However, all baggage must be kept in the onboard storage spaces. Other luggage, including snowboards, and music instruments, are also welcome on board; however, they must be stored in their carrying case, and a 47 x35 inches (120 x 90 cm) size restriction applies. If you wish to travel with your furry buddy, you can do so on SNCF trains.

The rail operator allows pets on board, with an additional ticket, charged according to the pet's size. Pets weighing less than 13 pounds (6 kg) must travel in a carrier with a size restriction of 18 x 12 x 10 inches (45 x 30 x 25 cm), while pets weighing more than 13 pounds (6 kg) should be muzzled and restrained at your feet throughout the journey. Service animals are also allowed for free, but they need to stay at your feet throughout the journey.

How to find cheap train tickets from Paris to Geneva?

To find cheap train tickets from Paris to Geneva, consider booking in advance. Train tickets tend to be cheaper if you book earlier, and if you are certain about your travel date, you can reserve your spot in advance with Omio. Also, the more flexible you are with your travel date, the more you are likely to find cheap train deals between the two cities. If you have some time in your hands, opt for slower or connecting trips from Paris to Geneva as the convenience of high-speed direct trains comes at a price. Booking your Paris to Geneva train journey with Omio will help you plan your journey effectively to fit four schedule and pocket needs.

Geneva Fountain. Source: Shutterstock

To Geneva by train – travel tips

Typically, Geneva is overlooked by most itinerary plans and may appear to be a bit uninteresting. However, this French-speaking city one of the world's diplomatic hotspots and feature a world of attractions to explore. If you enjoy spectacular views, then Geneva is the place for you.

Sitting on the shores of Lake Geneva, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Europe, the city boasts scenic views of the pristine lake waters and picturesque beaches. Being a diplomatic hub, Geneva hosts diverse cultures from all over the world, influencing its culinary scene. The city offers a diverse dining scene, with cuisines from all over the world, well complemented by Swiss classics like cheese fondue or raclette, found in most native dining options in the city.

Outdoor adventure freaks are also well covered, as Geneva features thrilling watersport activities at Lac Léman and Lake Geneva. You can join a diving tour or enjoy scuba diving as well as waterskiing and sailing at the lakes during your stay.

Train tickets from Paris to Geneva: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 71 €
2 weeks earlier 69 €3%
3 weeks earlier 61 €16%
1 month before 59 €20%
2 months earlier 57 €25%
3 months earlier 65 €9%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Paris - Geneva. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Paris - Geneva 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 16% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Paris - Geneva with 2 months in advance you save up to about 25% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 9%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

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Trains from Paris to Geneva
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland allowed?

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 traveling 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 11/29/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Paris to Geneva before traveling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Paris, France from Geneva, Switzerland?

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 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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 12/5/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Geneva.

How much do cheap train tickets from Paris to Geneva cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Paris to Geneva trains for as little as $53 (€44)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Paris and Geneva?
The train price from Paris to Geneva is on average $82 (€68)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is Paris to Geneva by train?
You should expect to travel around 254 miles (409 km)  from Paris to Geneva by train.
How long is a train to Geneva from Paris on average?
On average the Paris to Geneva train travel time is 3 h 14 min  for the 254 miles (409 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Paris goes to Geneva? What train station do I come into Geneva from Paris?

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 traveling this route book their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Genève.

Where is the departure train station in Paris located? Where is the arrival train station in Geneva located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Geneva most often arrive at Genève and need to travel around 0.6 miles (950 m) from this train station to the city center.

What train companies go from Paris to Geneva?
If you're looking for trains from Paris to Geneva, you can rely on SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER to get you to Geneva. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Paris to Geneva journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there from Paris to Geneva 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.
What are the first and last departure train times from Paris to Geneva?
You can take the earliest train from Paris to Geneva at 5: 14 AM   or take the last train from Paris to Geneva leaving at 7: 18 PM. Look for the latest Paris to Geneva train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How early should I purchase train tickets between Paris and Geneva to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Paris to Geneva is on average $82 (€68) if you purchase 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 companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Geneva from Paris available a few months in advance.