There are 9 ways to get from Lille to Geneva by train, 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  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève Tgv

$147 - $170

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Paris, Paris 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Geneva 759 / ...

$43 - $71

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Bus Isilines  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Chamonix
  2. Take the bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus / ...

$50 - $96

Drive  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Lille to Geneva 428 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Lille Lesquin to Geneva  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Geneva (GVA) LIL - GVA

$84 - $1,228

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA

$98 - $267

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Geneva  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Geneva (GVA) CDG - GVA

$91 - $287

Fly Lille Lesquin to Lyon, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Lyon (LYS) LIL - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève

$105 - $357

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA

$107 - $269

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lille to Geneva is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Geneva is to fly which costs 70€ - 1100€ and takes 4 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lille to Geneva station. However, there are services departing from Lille and arriving at Geneva - Bus station via Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and Chamonix Sud - Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Lille Flandres and arriving at Genève via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

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The distance between Lille and Geneva is 543 km. The road distance is 684.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs 120€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Lille to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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Lille to Geneva train services, operated by TGV, depart from Lille Flandres station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Geneva is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs 120€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 85€ and takes 10 h 14 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 1100€ and takes 4 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 339.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Lille, France and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lille to Geneva via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 5 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lille to Geneva via Chamonix, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix sud, and Chamonix Sud - Bus station in around 10 h 14 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,600
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,600
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Geneva - Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
altibus.com
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 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Chamonix to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Book at
eurolines.ch

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