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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Geneva by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 12m

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

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Rideshare  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Genève 538.2 km

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva N799 / ...

Drive  •  5h 2m

  1. Drive from Paris to Geneva 538.2 km

Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle  •  4h 5m

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

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  3h 55m

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

Paris to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Paris and Geneva is around 3h 12m and covers a distance of around 499 km. Operated by TGV inOui and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Paris to Geneva train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Geneve. Typically 60 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

60 Weekly Trains
3h 12m Average Duration
SFr 140 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Geneva is to rideshare which costs €35 and takes 6h 19m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Geneva is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs €150 - €280.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Geneva. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Geneve. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 12m.

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The distance between Paris and Geneva is 410 km. The road distance is 538.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs €150 - €280.

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The train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve takes 3h 12m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Paris to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 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 12m and costs €150 - €280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €60 and takes 7h, you could also fly, which costs €85 - €250 and takes 4h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 410.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 12m

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 75 - SFr 140 and the journey takes 3h 12m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 40 - SFr 55 and the journey takes 7h. BlaBlaCar Bus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 330
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 170
Train operators
TGV inOui
Phone
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
SFr 75 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Phone
+41 848 44 66 88
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 270
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Genève
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 34
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blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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 538 km. It takes approximately 5h 2m to drive from Paris to Geneva.

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Swiss and Air France offer flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Geneva Airport.

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

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There are 872+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 62 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 Charles de Gaulle Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €12.

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