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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 Sep 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:58AMGeneva4h17 04:15PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1021One-way
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12:14PMGeneva4h49 05:03PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1001One-way
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04:42PMGeneva4h21 09:03PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1191One-way
08:29AMGeneva3h15 11:44AMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1481One-way
06:30PMGeneva3h15 09:45PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1481One-way

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Sun
Sep 26
$119SNCF | TGV
$43Flixbus
$144easyJet
Mon
Sep 27
$100SNCF | TER
$31Flixbus
$72easyJet
Tue
Sep 28
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$40Flixbus
$258Air France
Wed
Sep 29
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$55Flixbus
$72easyJet
Thu
Sep 30
$67SNCF | TGV Lyria
$31Flixbus
$144easyJet
Fri
Oct 1
$110SNCF | TER
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$107easyJet
Sat
Oct 2
$67SNCF | TGV Lyria
$19Flixbus
$52easyJet
Sun
Oct 3
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$24BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
Oct 4
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$52easyJet
Tue
Oct 5
$61SNCF | TGV Lyria
$46Flixbus
$169Air France
Wed
Oct 6
$61SNCF | TGV Lyria
$55Flixbus
$58easyJet
Thu
Oct 7
$61SNCF | TGV Lyria
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
$90easyJet
Fri
Oct 8
$87SNCF | TGV Lyria
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$99easyJet
Sat
Oct 9
$61SNCF | TGV Lyria
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$43easyJet
Sun
Oct 10
$79SNCF | TGV
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$55easyJet
Mon
Oct 11
$61SNCF | TGV Lyria
$24Flixbus
$38easyJet
Tue
Oct 12
$61SNCF | TGV Lyria
$27Flixbus
$140Air France
Wed
Oct 13
$61SNCF | TGV Lyria
$46Flixbus
$43easyJet
Thu
Oct 14
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$19BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
Oct 15
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$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$67easyJet
Sat
Oct 16
$61SNCF | TGV Lyria
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$54easyJet

Travel Information between Geneva and Paris

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $88
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€19) • 7 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $84 (€67) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 254 miles (409 km) by flight, bus or train from Geneva to Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are easyJet, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Geneva to Paris.

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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.


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FAQs
Is international travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France allowed?

Travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Paris, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Paris from Geneva restricted?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 9/25/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Geneva and Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Paris, France?

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

Is my journey back to Geneva from Paris restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 9/23/21. 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.

How do I travel from Geneva to Paris?

You can travel between Geneva and Paris 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Geneva to Paris?

The cheapest way to go to Paris from Geneva is by taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€19).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Paris:

Taking a bus is usually $60 (€48) less than taking a flight to Paris, which costs on average $84 (€67) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $64 (€51) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $88 (€70) from Geneva to Paris.

What is the fastest way from Geneva to Paris?

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, going by bus can take 7 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 14 min.

What is the distance between Geneva and Paris?

Paris is approximately 254 miles (409 km) away from Geneva.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Geneva to Paris?

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Paris is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Geneva International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Most travelers take a train from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon.
Which travel operators can get me to Paris from Geneva?

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

  • You can travel from Geneva to Paris by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $84 (€67) with easyJet from Geneva to Paris.
  • You can travel by bus from Geneva to Paris with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Geneva to Paris tickets for $24 (€19) on Omio.
  • You can travel from Geneva to Paris by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $88 (€70) with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Geneva to Paris.
Is it possible to travel directly to Paris from Geneva?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria with 10 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.

Where should I go next after I travel to Paris from Geneva?
Omio customers who travel from Geneva to Paris often also extend their vacation to go to London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Paris and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Geneva to Paris online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $84 (€67) one way for this route.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $24 (€19) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $88 (€70) one way on average.

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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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Paris
Geneve, Cornavin
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