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from Paris to Geneva

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

Our recommendation

To get from Paris to Geneva on Jan 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:39AMParis Gare de Lyon3h56 10:35AMGeneva
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$811One-way
Cheapest
09:30PMParis9h05 06:35AMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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$361One-way
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10:43AMParis Gare de Lyon3h52 02:35PMGeneva
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$901One-way
07:52AMParis Gare de Lyon4h43 12:35PMGeneva
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$831One-way
10:18AMParis Gare de Lyon3h11 01:29PMGeneva
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$1071One-way

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Sun
Jan 23
$81SNCF | TGV INOUI
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
$109easyJet
Mon
Jan 24
$79SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$130easyJet
Tue
Jan 25
$87SNCF | TER
$40Flixbus
$124easyJet
Wed
Jan 26
$59SNCF | TGV Lyria
$40Flixbus
$137easyJet
Thu
Jan 27
$88SNCF | TER
$14BlaBlaCar Bus
$140Swiss
Fri
Jan 28
$88SNCF | TER
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$115easyJet
Sat
Jan 29
$53SNCF | TGV Lyria
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$94easyJet
Sun
Jan 30
$56SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$79easyJet
Mon
Jan 31
$71SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Flixbus
$55easyJet
Tue
Feb 1
$65SNCF | TGV Lyria
$48Flixbus
$51easyJet
Wed
Feb 2
$59SNCF | TGV Lyria
$47Flixbus
$48easyJet
Thu
Feb 3
$90SNCF | TGV Lyria
$14BlaBlaCar Bus
$48easyJet
Fri
Feb 4
$84SNCF | TGV Lyria
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$48easyJet
Sat
Feb 5
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$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$63easyJet
Sun
Feb 6
$71SNCF | TGV INOUI
$23Flixbus
$63easyJet
Mon
Feb 7
$71SNCF | TGV INOUI
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$45easyJet
Tue
Feb 8
$53SNCF | TGV Lyria
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$45easyJet
Wed
Feb 9
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$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$45easyJet
Thu
Feb 10
$90SNCF | TGV Lyria
$14BlaBlaCar Bus
$48easyJet
Fri
Feb 11
$87SNCF | TER
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$58easyJet

Travel Information to Geneva from Paris

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $45
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $38 (€31) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $38 (€31) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 254 miles (409 km) by bus, flight or train to Geneva from Paris. 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€31). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, easyJet 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

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

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

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from France?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Geneva if traveling from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Geneva, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Paris to Geneva.

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

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

Is my journey back to Paris from Geneva restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Paris, France?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 1/21/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Paris from Geneva closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Paris to Geneva?

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

What is the cheapest way from Paris to Geneva?

The cheapest way to go to Geneva from Paris is by taking a flight, which costs on average $38 (€31).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Geneva:

Taking a flight is about $7 (€6) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $45 (€37) for this route.

A flight is generally $3 (€3) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $41 (€34) from Paris to Geneva.

What is the quickest way from Paris to Geneva?

The quickest way to travel to Geneva from Paris 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, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 5 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 11 min.

How far is Geneva from Paris?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Geneva is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Paris and Geneva, where do I depart from Paris and where do I arrive in Geneva?

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

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

Which travel companies can get me from Paris to Geneva?

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:

  • Flixbus can take you to Geneva by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Paris to Geneva for $45 (€37).
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Geneva. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Paris to Geneva tickets on Omio for $38 (€31).
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria can take you to Geneva by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCF | TGV Lyria from Paris to Geneva for $41 (€34).

Can I find a direct route to Geneva from Paris?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria with 5 direct trains per day.

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 to Geneva from Paris.

Where should I go next after I travel from Paris to Geneva?

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

How early should I book tickets to Geneva from Paris online for the best deals?

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 for this trip is costing $45 (€37) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $38 (€31) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $41 (€34) one way for this journey.

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.