There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Geneva by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve Tgv / ...

SFr 85 - SFr 120

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Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Geneva N799

SFr 29 - SFr 35

6 alternative options

Rideshare  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Genève 540.3 km

SFr 38

Drive  •  5h 1m

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Geneva 539.2 km

SFr 65 - SFr 110

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Geneva (GVA) CDG - GVA

SFr 66 - SFr 279

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Geneva  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA

SFr 62 - SFr 211

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, train  •  6h 20m

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

SFr 98 - SFr 319

Fly Paris Orly to Lyon, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Lyon (LYS) ORY - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve

SFr 114 - SFr 341

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Geneva is to bus which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Geneva is to train which costs 80€ - 110€ and takes 3h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Geneva. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Geneve. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Paris and Geneva is 410 km. The road distance is 539.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs 80€ - 110€.

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The train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve takes 3h 11m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Paris to Geneva train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Geneva is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs 80€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 7h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 4h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 410.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 11m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve every 4 hours. Tickets cost SFr 85 - SFr 120 and the journey takes 3h 11m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route once a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris, Paris to Geneva once daily. Tickets cost SFr 29 - SFr 35 and the journey takes 7h 10m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 310
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 300
Flights from Paris Orly to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 370
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 1300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 430 - SFr 2700
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 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 100
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
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 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 3
Website
RATP Paris
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
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 Paris, Paris to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Genève
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 38
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Geneva is 539 km. It takes approximately 5h 1m to drive from Paris to Geneva.

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Luxair, Brussels Airlines, Swiss and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Paris to Geneva train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Paris to Geneva bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 434+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Geneva. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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