There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Amsterdam by plane, 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

Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 15 min

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

$58 - $220

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Dijon 759
  2. Take the bus from Dijon to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N760

$52 - $95

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Train to Lyon, fly  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Amsterdam (AMS) LYS - AMS

$96 - $259

Train Thalys  •  7 h 45 min

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

$243 - $295

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  10 h 56 min

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

$214 - $343

Train, bus  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon-Perrache
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Amsterdam

$143 - $209

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Amsterdam 621.4 miles

$150 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Amsterdam is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 95 and takes 15 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Amsterdam is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 220 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Dijon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Amsterdam is 692 km. The road distance is 994.3 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 7 h 45 min and costs SFr 230 - SFr 290.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Geneva to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Geneva to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Amsterdam train services, operated by TGV, depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 4 h 15 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 230 - SFr 290 and takes 7 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 95 and takes 15 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 432.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

easyJet, KLM and four other airlines fly from Geneva to Amsterdam hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Amsterdam via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, and Paris-Nord in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Biel/Bienne to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Dijon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dijon to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

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