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

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Fly from Amsterdam  •  4 h

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

$57 - $220

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Bus  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Dijon N760
  2. Take the bus from Dijon to Geneva 759

$54 - $91

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  5 h 44 min

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

$114 - $280

Train Thalys  •  7 h 49 min

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

$238 - $290

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$225 - $350

Bus, train  •  18 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Lyon
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Perrache to Genève 6-Y

$138 - $201

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Geneva 619 miles

$150 - $220

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Geneva via Dijon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 40 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 RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 49 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 49 min and costs .

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

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Amsterdam to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 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 and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 49 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 15 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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  • Distance: 432.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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 RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 7 h 49 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
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
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lyon-Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Dijon
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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
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Amsterdam to Geneva train services, operated by 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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Swiss, KLM, Lufthansa and easyJet offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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