There are 10 ways to get from Paris to Geneva by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève Tgv

$95 - $110

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

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

$19 - $110

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Train Trenitalia  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Vallorbe En
  2. Take the train from Vallorbe to Renens VD 2
  3. Take the train from Renens VD to Genève 150

$66 - $128

Rideshare  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Genève 337.6 miles

$41

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Geneva 337.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA

$55 - $208

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva  •  4 h 7 min

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

$67 - $250

Fly Paris Orly to Lyon, train  •  5 h 46 min

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

$96 - $317

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, train  •  6 h 9 min

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

$103 - $319

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Olten to Genève

$142 - $460

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Geneva. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Genève. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 21 min.

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The distance between Paris and Geneva is 410 km. The road distance is 540.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs .

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The train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève takes 3 h 21 min 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 inOui TGV, 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 3 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 44 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Paris to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 256.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Paris to Geneva every 4 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 21 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Geneva 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
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 Paris Orly to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
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
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$29 - $130
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 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
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Vallorbe
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$55 - $65
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 Vallorbe to Renens VD
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Renens VD to Genève
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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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
Bus operators
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.

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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
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Geneve
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Paris Centre - Bercy to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Geneva is 540 km. It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to drive from Paris to Geneva.

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easyJet offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Paris to Geneva train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Paris to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus, Busbud and Distribusion.

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There are 393+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $85 USD 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 Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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