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

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 1m

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

SFr 62 - SFr 242

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Bus  •  16h 10m

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

SFr 54 - SFr 66

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  5h 49m

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

SFr 126 - SFr 292

Train via Paris  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve Tgv

SFr 213 - SFr 369

Train  •  10h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Genève Ic1

SFr 123 - SFr 310

Drive  •  8h 58m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Geneva 990.5 km

SFr 130 - SFr 200

Shuttle, train  •  15h 13m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Amsterdam to Aigle
  2. Take the train from Aigle to Geneve Re / ...

SFr 214 - SFr 244

Amsterdam to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Geneva is around 12h 8m and covers a distance of around 1021 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 15m. Operated by Thalys, Transilien and TGV inOui, the Amsterdam to Geneva train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Geneve. Typically 18 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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International entry into Switzerland from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Netherlands

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geneva is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Geneva is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Geneva is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Geneva is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 16h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Geneva is to fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Geneva via Dijon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 10m.

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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 Geneve via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 48m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Geneva is 692 km. The road distance is 990.5 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Geneva without a car is to train via Paris which takes 7h 48m and costs 190€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Amsterdam to Geneva, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from 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 4h 1m and costs 55€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs 190€ - 340€ and takes 7h 48m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 16h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 692.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 1m

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

KLM, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Geneva 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Geneva via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 7h 48m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 700
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 300
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 350
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 300
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Comfort
SFr 75 - SFr 100
Premium
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 250
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 120 - SFr 170
Comfort
SFr 130 - SFr 180
Premium
SFr 180 - SFr 250
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 120
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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 150
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aigle to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Dijon
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dijon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Amsterdam to Aigle
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 177
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Starliner

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Geneva is 991 km. It takes approximately 8h 58m to drive from Amsterdam to Geneva.

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easyJet, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 493+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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