How to travel from Geneva to Paris

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from Geneva to Paris

You can get from Geneva to Paris by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Geneva to Paris on Dec 09 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:40AMGeneva International Airport1h10 07:50AMParis Orly Airport
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10:15PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere7h30 05:45AMParis, Quai de Bercy
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05:14AMGeneva4h16 09:30AMParis Gare de Lyon
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05:20AMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere6h50 12:10PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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06:29AMGeneva3h13 09:42AMParis Gare de Lyon
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Travel Information to Paris from Geneva

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$59 - $99
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $59 (€54) • 3 h 13 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $84 (€76) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, easyJet or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 254 miles (409 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Geneva to Paris. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, easyJet or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Geneva to Paris.

Travel from Geneva to Paris: Journey Details

There are a variety of transportation options for traveling from Geneva to Paris. Trains from Geneva to Paris are the fastest way to make the journey from Switzerland to the French capital. Buses and flights from Geneva to Paris are also available multiple times per day.

Return trips from Paris to Geneva are also available.

How to get from Geneva to Paris

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Geneva to Paris, 81,27% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Geneva to Paris and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from Geneva to Paris

Ouibus and Flixbus offer 3 daily buses from Geneva to Paris, which require approximately 8 hours of travel time. Departures commence just after 7:00 a.m. and last until around 11:00 p.m. Buses depart from Geneva's Gare Routiere near the city center and linked to its efficient network of trains, taxis, trams, water ferries and buses, including weekend Noctambis night buses. Arrivals are at Paris Bercy or Porte Maillot Stations. Both are on Metro lines and conveniently located for the city.

Trains from Geneva to Paris

4 direct SNCF TGV trains from Geneva to Paris take 3 hours and run from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m. Trains leave from Geneva Cornavin and arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon. Cornavin is in the heart of Geneva with buses, trams and taxis available outside. Paris Gare de Lyon is in East Paris and part of the city's extensive transport network of buses, Metro and taxis.

Flights from Geneva to Paris

Swiss Airlines, Air France and EasyJet offer around two dozen direct flights from Geneva to Paris with flight times of around 4 hours, starting from just before 5:00 a.m. and continuing until about 7:00 p.m. All departures are from Geneva Airport. Swiss Air and Air France land at Paris Charles de Gaulle while EasyJet uses Paris Orly, slightly further out of the city. All airports have good public transport links to Paris' city center as well as taxis and car rentals.

Walking Around in Paris

Paris is a lovely city of quiet beauty paired with scenic, breathtaking views. To experience everything that the 'City of Lights' has to offer, walking is a great way to explore. Start your walk in the city center at Place de la Concorde then proceed right into the heart of Paris, in the 8th arrondissement. The walk will then take you to the Louvre Museum. After you enjoy world famous art in the museum, you can get a dose of Paris culture and history in the surrounding gardens. Strolling along the banks of the Seine will leave you feeling refreshed and lead you to the historical Invalides. If you walk for about twenty minutes, you will reach the awe-inspiring Eiffel Tower, and can then proceed to the Parisian market. Here you can buy just about anything, from fresh vegetables to the best cheese Paris has to offer. A walk through the Le Marais will let you enjoy the vintage boutiques lining the streets. You can end the walk at the Pompidou and appreciate the contemporary art of Paris.

Coffee Shops in Paris

Coffee drinking is a timeless Parisian way of life, which has seen famous artists and writers such as Picasso and Guy de Maupassant taking their coffee breaks in traditional cafes. Contrary to modern practice, historic cafes such as Le Select, Café de la Paix and Café de Flore in Paris had cigarette smoke wafting through the air, as customers were served hot espresso and fresh baguettes. The emergence of third-wave coffee shops such as the famous Ob-La-Di Café, the charming Boot Café, and Fragments in the Marais neighborhood have since seen cigarette smoking being banned indoors, however the traditional atmosphere remains. Third-wave coffee shops incorporate a striking contemporary setting and offer a wide array of iconic pastries and desserts, including crepes, crème brulee, cake, macarons, profiterole, and the highly favored Parisian croissants. These are designed to satisfy different appetites, particularly for those who have a sweet tooth. Most third-wave coffee shops in Paris have in-house bakeries. The most significant similarity between traditional and third-wave coffee shops in Paris is that they incorporate both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Newspapers, journals, and magazines are provided to customers with outdoor sitting areas, allowing coffee enthusiasts to take in the sights and sounds of Paris as they enjoy their chosen delights.

Eating in Paris

The city of Paris is famous for being one of the top foodie destinations in the world. Paris is home to over one hundred Michelin star restaurants that produce some of the best dishes in the world. Food is an important part of the culture of Paris and great care is taken to make sure that every bite is savored and every meal celebrated. Eat like a local and pick up a croissant or any freshly baked pastry for breakfast, all of which can be enjoyed while walking through the streets of Paris. One of the best places to pick up a delicious pastry is from Angelina's, a small bakery on the Rue de Rivoli which has been in operation since 1903. The Parisians like to have a long lunch at one of the city's famous and authentic bistros, such as Le Patruche in the 9th arrondissement, or La Rotisserie in the 5th arrondissement. Book in advance for a dinner at L'Astrance where Chef Pascal Barbot creates unique dishes that are popular with both locals and international visitors. Try the buttermilk and burnt toast crumb soup for a taste sensation. Vegetarians and those with food allergies are well-catered for in Paris as well.

Best Time to Visit Paris

Paris is a cosmopolitan city, boasting a booming economy, proud cultural heritage, and numerous sights. Something interesting is always happening in Paris, the city of lights. For the avid traveler, there are many things to see all year round, but the best time to tour Paris is from June to August. The weather is perfect for exploring the outdoors, and the different colors in the squares and gardens of Paris are breathtaking during this time. Vacationers can always relax and have fun by the River Seine. Other summer activities include outdoor concerts and festivals. Spring is also a good time to visit Paris, when tourists can enjoy the blossoming flowers in many parks around the city. Spring stretches from March to May. The offseason, which is during fall and winter, is a rather quiet time of year to visit Paris. Some travelers take advantage of these months as there are thinner crowds. Travelers have a great opportunity to stroll around the Eiffel Tower without any rush or can peacefully admire the painting of Mona Lisa without waiting in a long queue. Whatever time of year you visit the city of lights, there are highlights that you should be sure to see during your trip.

Public Transport in Paris

Paris is one of the most visited European cities, and has countless attractions. Therefore, any visitor to Paris needs to be able to make the best of the opportunity and see as much of the city as possible. Getting around Paris is easiest via the city's intricate public transport system, the RATP. The city's public transport comprises of buses, the metro, RER lines, and Commuter Rails, though the metro is by far the most efficient mode of transportation in Paris. It operates from Monday to Sunday and has a total of 380 stations, allowing easy access to all Paris has to offer. The bus system in Paris is fantastic as well, as you can actually see the city while you ride and get accustomed to its layout. With 58 lines, Paris' bus services can take you anywhere in the city at a reasonable rate. Maps indicating bus routes are available at bus stations, as well as at the Metro stations. Buses generally function from 6:30 a.m. up to 8:30 p.m., with a few extending their services till after midnight. The RER lines and Commuter Rails are like the metro only with fewer dedicated lines. These are more useful for short journeys through the city center.

Travel Tips: Travel from Geneva to Paris

Travel Tips: Travel to Paris 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 Geneva to Paris.

Travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Paris, France is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Paris from Geneva restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris, France from Geneva?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Geneva to Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

The restriction level for your return to Geneva, Switzerland from France is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Geneva from Paris restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Geneva from Paris?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Geneva from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Paris: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Paris from Geneva is by taking a train with an average price of $59 (€54).

This is compared to other travel options to Paris:

Taking a train is usually $40 (€36) less than taking a bus to Paris, which costs on average $99 (€90) for the same trip.

Taking a train is usually $24 (€22) less than taking a flight to Paris, which costs on average $84 (€76) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Geneva to Paris is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Paris that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Paris by bus can take on average 6 h 35 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 13 min   of travel time.

The distance from Geneva to Paris is approximately 254 miles (409 km).

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Paris is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 7 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Geneva to Paris as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Geneva to Paris:

  • Buses most often depart from Geneva at Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Flights mostly depart from Geneva International Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Genève and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Geneva to Paris:

  • You can travel by bus between Geneva and Paris with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Geneva to Paris tickets for $99 (€90) on Omio.
  • You can travel between Geneva and Paris by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $84 (€76) with easyJet from Geneva to Paris.
  • You can go to Paris from Geneva by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria. You'll see cheap train tickets for $59 (€54) with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Geneva to Paris on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Geneva to Paris with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 2 direct buses per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria with 7 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Paris as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Paris from Geneva.

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

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $99 (€90) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $84 (€76) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $59 (€54) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Geneva to Paris 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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