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There are 7 ways to get from Amsterdam to Geneva by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA

$57 - $220

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA

$72 - $234

Train via Paris-Nord  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève Tgv

$239 - $291

Train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Chambery Thalys
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Genève Genève - Valence-Ville / ...

$294 - $367

Train, bus  •  17 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Amstel to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Dijon
  3. Take the bus from Dijon to Geneva 759

$60 - $109

Bus  •  18 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois

$122 - $169

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Geneva 619 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Geneva is to train and bus which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 17 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Geneva is to fly which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam and arriving at Genève, Bel-Air via Lyon and St-Julien-en-G., SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Genève via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 52 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Geneva is 692 km. The road distance is 990.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 7 h 52 min and costs 200€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Amsterdam to Geneva, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Geneva bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Amsterdam station.

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Amsterdam to Geneva train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Geneva is to fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs 45€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 260€ and takes 7 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 18 h 17 min.

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  • Distance: 432.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Geneva, Switzerland?

KLM, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Geneva hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Geneva via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 7 h 52 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Amstel to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Chambery
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$270 - $330
1st Class
$340 - $480
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Dijon
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dijon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Amsterdam to Geneva bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Saint-Julien-en-Genevois station.

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Amsterdam to Geneva train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Geneva is 990 km. It takes approximately 9 h 4 min to drive from Amsterdam to Geneva.

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Air France, easyJet, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 402+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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