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There are 8 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

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station

Bus via Paris - Massy-Palaiseau

  1. Take the bus from Paris - Massy-Palaiseau to Geneva

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Genève

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Geneva

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Geneva

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

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Lyon, train

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

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Geneva

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

Paris to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Paris and Geneva is around 3h 11m and covers a distance of around 499 km. Operated by TGV inOui, the Paris to Geneva train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Geneve. Typically 52 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

52 Weekly Trains
3h 11m Average Duration
SFr 75 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Paris to Geneva is to bus, which costs €17 - €35 and takes 7h 5m.

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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 City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Geneva - Bus station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 5m.

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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 537.2 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 Blablabus, 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 11m and costs €80 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €35 and takes 7h 5m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €260 and takes 4h 3m.

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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 75 - SFr 110 and the journey takes 3h 11m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 16 - SFr 21 and the journey takes 7h 5m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
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 280
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 280
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 320
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 75 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
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 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 29
Rail 1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 45
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
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Saint-Michel Notre-Dame to Antony
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Website
RATP Paris
Bus operators
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 21
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris - Massy-Palaiseau to Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 30
Website
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.
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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 34
Book at
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 5m.

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Paris to Geneva bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Geneva - Bus 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 537 km. It takes approximately 5h 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 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 182+ 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 Charles de Gaulle Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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