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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Thalys  •  7 h 45 min

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

$247 - $295

Cheapest option

Bus via Luxembourg  •  17 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam - Schiphol Airport to Luxembourg
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Dijon
  3. Take the bus from Dijon to Geneva - Bus station

$38 - $57

3 alternative options

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne 51
  3. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Genève 5 / ...

$216 - $343

Bus Eurolines FR  •  16 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$116 - $162

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 bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 17 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Geneva is to train which costs 210€ - 260€ and takes 7 h 45 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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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Amsterdam to Geneva, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Geneva station. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam and arriving at Geneva - Bus station via Lyon - Perrache Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 52 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 Geneve via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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

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 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Geneva via Lyon and Lyon - Perrache Bus station in around 16 h 52 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Deutsche Bahn
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)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Biel/Bienne to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Amsterdam - Schiphol Airport to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Luxembourg to Dijon
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Dijon to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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