How to travel from Paris to Geneva

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from Paris to Geneva

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

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To get from Paris to Geneva on Dec 01 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:20AMParis Orly Airport1h05 09:25AMGeneva International Airport
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11:30PMParis, Quai de Bercy7h05 06:35AMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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08:45PMParis Orly Airport1h05 09:50PMGeneva International Airport
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08:18AMParis Gare de Lyon3h11 11:29AMGeneva
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04:18PMParis Gare de Lyon3h11 07:29PMGeneva
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Travel Information between Paris and Geneva

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$76 - $156
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $76 (€70) • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $156 (€144) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 254 miles (409 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Paris to Geneva. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $76 (€70). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Paris to Geneva.

How to Travel from Paris to Geneva

If you are considering traveling from Paris to Geneva, you can choose between all of the major forms of transport. Buses take the longest, with journey times of around 7 hours, while trains can take only 3 hours to reach Geneva. However, the fastest way to reach your destination will be flying. Flights depart regularly and will only take about an hour to get to Geneva.

Trains from Paris to Geneva | Buses from Paris to Geneva | Flights from Paris to Geneva

Paris to Geneva Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€19

7:15 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€53

3:00 h

2 Weeks Ahead

flight

€85

1:05 h

2 Months Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Paris to Geneva?

Cheapest way to travel from Paris to Geneva


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Geneva. Buses traveling from Paris to Geneva depart from either Paris' Porte Maillot, Porte d'Orléans, Gare Routière Galliéni, or Quai de Bercy bus stations and take at least 7:15 h to arrive at Geneva's pl. Dorciere bus station. Over 20 buses travel from Paris to Geneva every day, with the first departing Paris at 2:00 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Paris to Geneva include Flixbus, Ouibus, and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Paris to Geneva


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Taking a flight is technically the fastest way to travel from Paris to Geneva; however, when travel time to and from Paris and Geneva's airports is taken into consideration, taking a train is actually the fastest way to travel from Paris to Geneva. Flights traveling from Paris to Geneva depart from either Paris' Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports and arrive at Geneva airport after just over an hour of flight time. Approximately 20 flights travel from Paris to Geneva every day, with the first departing Paris at 5:05 a.m. Airlines that travel directly from Paris to Geneva include EasyJet, Air France, and Swiss Airlines.


Most popular way to travel from Paris to Geneva


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Paris to Geneva. Taking a train is at least 4:15 h faster than taking the bus and approximately 45 minutes faster than taking a flight when traveling to and from Paris and Geneva's airports is taken into consideration. Traveling from Paris to Geneva by train is €32 cheaper on average when compared to taking a flight. SNCF TGV and TGV Lyria high-speed trains travel from Paris to Geneva around 6 times per day.


How to get from Paris to Geneva

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Paris to Geneva, 78,04% 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 Paris to Geneva 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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FAQs

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

Is international entry into Geneva from Paris restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Geneva, Switzerland?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Paris from Geneva?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Paris from Geneva here.

You can travel between Paris and Geneva 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Paris and Geneva is by taking a bus with an average price of $76 (€70).

This is compared to other travel options to Geneva:

Taking a bus is usually $80 (€74) less than taking a flight to Geneva, which costs on average $156 (€144) for the same trip.

A bus is $42 (€39) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Paris to Geneva costing on average $118 (€109).

The quickest way to travel from Paris to Geneva is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 11 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 254 miles (409 km) between Paris and Geneva.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Geneva is:

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

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Geneva from 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 when traveling from Paris to Geneva:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Geneva, Eaux-Vives.
  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Paris to Geneva depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Geneva International Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Genève.

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

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Geneva by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Paris to Geneva tickets on Omio for $76 (€70).
  • Air France can get you to Geneva by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air France from Paris to Geneva for $156 (€144) on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCF | TGV Lyria to go to Geneva by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCF | TGV Lyria Paris to Geneva tickets on Omio for $118 (€109).

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

  • You'll find 2 direct buses per day with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find 7 direct trains per day with SNCF | TGV Lyria.

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

Omio customers who travel from Paris to Geneva often also extend their vacation to go to Milan, Lyon or Zurich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Geneva and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Paris to Geneva, 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 $76 (€70) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $156 (€144) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $118 (€109) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Paris 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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