There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Geneva by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève Tgv

$182 - $224

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Bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Paris, Paris 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Geneva N799 / ...

$47 - $84

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$124 - $219

Drive  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Geneva 450.5 miles

$90 - $140

Fly  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA

$50 - $209

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Geneva via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Genève via Paris Nord RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Geneva is 533 km. The road distance is 720.8 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Brussels to Geneva, including transfers.

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Brussels to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Geneva train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Geneva is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Brussels to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 333.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Brussels to Geneva via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 5 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Geneva via Paris, Paris in around 11 h 50 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Geneva is 721 km. It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to drive from Brussels to Geneva.

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Swiss, easyJet, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 393+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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