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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Geneva by plane, train, bus, night train, car or shuttle

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Dijon
  2. Take the bus from Dijon to Geneva - Bus station

Train to Brussels, fly

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

Train to Dusseldorf, fly

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Geneva (GVA)

Train

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

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Genève

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Geneva

Shuttle, train

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Amsterdam to Aigle
  2. Take the train from Aigle to Geneve
Netherlands → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Netherlands

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Netherlands

  • There are no current restrictions
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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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

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No, returning to Netherlands from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 25 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Geneva is to bus which costs €45 - €60 and takes 15h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Geneva is to fly which costs €50 - €230 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Geneva station. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Geneva - Bus station via Dijon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 50m.

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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 Gare du Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 43m.

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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 which takes 7h 43m and costs €180 - €340.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m 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 6m and costs €50 - €230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €180 - €340 and takes 7h 43m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €60 and takes 15h 50m.

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  • Distance: 692.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

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, Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 7h 43m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 450
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 310
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 400
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 360
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 310
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 410
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Comfort
SFr 70 - SFr 90
Premium
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 230
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Comfort
SFr 120 - SFr 160
Premium
SFr 160 - SFr 230
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 Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 140
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 140
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 Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
9h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 180
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 80 - SFr 95
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
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
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
10h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 390
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aigle to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Aigle to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 29 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Dijon
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Dijon to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
Blablabus
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 163
Book at
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 Blablabus, arrive at Geneva - Bus 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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Air France, easyJet, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs €6 - €13.

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