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There are 7 ways to get from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Recommended option

Train via Paris  •  5h 17m

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

€158 - €267

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Fly from Geneva  •  3h 48m

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

€54 - €177

5 alternative options

Train  •  6h 42m

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

€147 - €195

Bus  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Bern 106 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Brussels-North train station N506

€56 - €75

Drive  •  7h 18m

  1. Drive from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels 698.6 km

€75 - €110

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Brussels (BRU) LYS - BRU

€89 - €312

Train, shuttle  •  14h 36m

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

€174 - €193

Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Genève-Cornavin Station and Brussels is around 7h 16m and covers a distance of around 812 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 14m. Operated by TGV inOui, Transilien and Thalys, the Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels train service departs from Geneve and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 27 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 16m
Fastest train time:
5h 14m
Trains per week:
27
Cheapest price:
€158
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:29
Last train departs at:
18:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels train schedules

Switzerland → Belgium
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 85 and takes 12h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 200 and takes 3h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 17m.

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The distance between Genève-Cornavin Station and Brussels is 533 km. The road distance is 698.6 km.

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The best way to get from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels without a car is to train via Paris which takes 5h 17m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 300.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels, including transfers.

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Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels is to train via Paris which takes 5h 17m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 85 and takes 12h 35m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 200 and takes 3h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 532.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

What companies run services between Genève-Cornavin Station, Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord in around 5h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels via Geneva and Bern in around 12h 35m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €290
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €260
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Train operators
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 Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Aigle
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Geneve to Aigle
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
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 Geneva to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Genève - Gare routière to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
RegioJet
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Bern P+R Neufeld
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
ExpressBus
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Aigle to Brussel
Ave. Duration
11h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€160
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Starliner

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

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Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels is 699 km. It takes approximately 7h 18m to drive from Genève-Cornavin Station to Brussels.

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

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The best way to get from Genève-Cornavin Station to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 12 - SFr 45.

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