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There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Geneva by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Paris  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve Tgv

SFr 179 - SFr 295

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Bus  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Geneva - Bus station > Milan / ...

SFr 32 - SFr 57

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Train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...

SFr 146 - SFr 215

Train, bus  •  14h 3m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Liège Guillemins to Dijon
  3. Take the bus from Dijon to Geneva 759

SFr 52 - SFr 68

Drive  •  7h 21m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Geneva 768.3 km

SFr 90 - SFr 140

Fly from Brussels  •  3h 55m

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

SFr 59 - SFr 168

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA

SFr 123 - SFr 359

Train to Paris CDG, fly  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Geneva (GVA) CDG - GVA

SFr 144 - SFr 294

Belgium → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Belgium

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Belgium

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • 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
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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:
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France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Basse-Normandie, Haute-Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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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
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Belgium.

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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 Belgium from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Geneva is to bus which costs 28€ - 55€ and takes 12h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Geneva is to fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Geneva station. However, there are services departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at Geneva - Bus station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Geneve via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 48m.

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The distance between Brussels and Geneva is 533 km. The road distance is 768.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Geneva without a car is to train via Paris which takes 5h 48m and costs 160€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Brussels to Geneva, including transfers.

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Brussels to Geneva bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Geneva is to train via Paris which takes 5h 48m and costs 160€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 55€ and takes 12h 25m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 3h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 533.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 48m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Geneva via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 5h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Geneva via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 12h 25m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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
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 Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 480
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
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
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 180
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Comfort
SFr 100 - SFr 130
Premium
SFr 120 - SFr 180
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 140
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Comfort
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Premium
SFr 95 - SFr 140
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
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 120 - SFr 150
1st Class
SFr 140 - SFr 170
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 80
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 17
1st Class
SFr 17 - SFr 26
Bus operators
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 23
Website
Blablabus
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 Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Liège Guillemins to Dijon
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 35
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

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

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Brussels to Geneva bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Geneva is 768 km. It takes approximately 7h 21m to drive from Brussels to Geneva.

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

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Book your Brussels to Geneva train tickets online with Omio.

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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 Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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