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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train inOui TGV  •  7 h 3 min

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

$221 - $273

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Bus, night bus  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Dijon 759
  2. Take the night bus from Dijon to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N760

$47 - $84

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Train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux Genève - Grenoble / ...
  2. Take the train from Chambery to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

$271 - $339

Bus  •  17 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Rotterdam

$114 - $168

Drive  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Rotterdam 578.6 miles

$140 - $210

Fly Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GVA - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$61 - $248

Fly Geneva to Brussels, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Brussels (BRU) GVA - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$64 - $223

Train to Lyon, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LYS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$95 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Rotterdam is to bus and night bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 14 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs SFr 60 - SFr 250 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Genève, Stand and arriving at Rotterdam via Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Rotterdam is 648 km. The road distance is 925.7 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 7 h 3 min and costs SFr 220 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 7 h 3 min to get from Geneva to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Rotterdam is to train which takes 7 h 3 min and costs SFr 220 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 170 and takes 17 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 404.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 3 min

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Rotterdam via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, and Paris-Nord in around 7 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Rotterdam via St-Julien-en-G., SNCF, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, and Lyon in around 17 h 58 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Chambery to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$250 - $310
1st Class
$320 - $450
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
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 Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Dijon to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Geneva to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Geneva to Rotterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Rotterdam is 926 km. It takes approximately 8 h 45 min to drive from Geneva to Rotterdam.

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Air France, Swiss, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 576+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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