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

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Train via Paris  •  5h 43m

  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

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Bus  •  11h 55m

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

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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 / ...

Bus, train  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Bern N506
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève Ir15 / ...

Drive  •  7h 21m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Geneva 768.3 km

Fly from Brussels  •  3h 59m

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

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  5h 22m

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

Brussels to Geneva by train

47 Weekly Trains
5h 43m Average Duration
SFr 162 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Geneva is to bus which costs €28 - €55 and takes 11h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Geneva is to fly which costs €45 - €180 and takes 3h 59m.

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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 11h 55m.

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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 Gare du Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 43m.

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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 43m and costs €150 - €270.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m 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 43m and costs €150 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €28 - €55 and takes 11h 55m, you could also fly, which costs €45 - €180 and takes 3h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 533.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Geneva via Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 5h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Geneva via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 11h 55m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 280
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 430
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 65 - SFr 280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 350
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 450
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
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 160
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Comfort
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Premium
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 130
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Comfort
SFr 75 - SFr 100
Premium
SFr 90 - SFr 130
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 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 80 - SFr 100
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
1st Class
SFr 130 - SFr 160
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
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 21 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
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 Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Brussels-North train station to Bern
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 35
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 16
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 22
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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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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Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, easyJet 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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Book your Brussels to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 193+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €8 - €10.

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