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There are 8 ways to get from London to Geneva by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve Tgv

SFr 221 - SFr 505

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - GVA

SFr 56 - SFr 289

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Bus, train  •  12h 39m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève Tgv

SFr 190 - SFr 320

Bus  •  16h 51m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Geneva - Bus station > Milan / ...

SFr 68 - SFr 85

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 14m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Geneva

SFr 282 - SFr 338

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 7m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Geneva

SFr 195 - SFr 332

Fly from London City  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Geneva (GVA) LCY - GVA

SFr 92 - SFr 674

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Geneva (GVA) LGW - GVA

SFr 77 - SFr 547

United Kingdom → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from United Kingdom

  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geneva is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Geneva is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Geneva is to bus which costs £50 - £70 and takes 16h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Geneva is to fly which costs £40 - £230 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Geneva station. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Geneva - Bus station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Geneva. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Geneve via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 48m.

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The distance between London and Geneva is 747 km.

The best way to get from London to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 6h 48m and costs £170 - £400.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from London to Geneva, including transfers.

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London to Geneva bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, depart from London Victoria station.

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London to Geneva train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Geneva is to train which takes 6h 48m and costs £170 - £400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £70 and takes 16h 51m, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £230 and takes 4h 12m.

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Map of how to get from London to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 746.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 48m

What companies run services between London, England and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Geneva via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 6h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Geneva via Paris Bercy and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 16h 51m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 370
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 370
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 360
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 370
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 280
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 500
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 120
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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 169
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 51
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 23
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
SFr 85 - SFr 160
Standard Car - Flexi
SFr 150 - SFr 190

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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London to Geneva bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

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Geneva is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 3:10 AM in London and 4:10 AM in Geneva.

London to Geneva train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Geneve station.

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Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 493+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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