Need a hotel room in Geneva?

Book now

There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3h 27m

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

SFr 102 - SFr 159

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 13m

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

SFr 25 - SFr 49

5 alternative options

Train via Genève, Aéroport  •  3h 34m

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

SFr 156 - SFr 278

Drive  •  5h

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Geneva Airport (GVA) 539.6 km

SFr 65 - SFr 95

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva  •  3h 43m

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

SFr 71 - SFr 189

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva  •  3h 33m

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

SFr 78 - SFr 193

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, bus  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Geneva - Airport

SFr 66 - SFr 182

Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) by train

The train journey time between Paris and Geneva Airport (GVA) is around 3h 27m and covers a distance of around 505 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 23m. Operated by TGV inOui, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Trenitalia Eurocity, the Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Genève-Aéroport. Typically 26 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 27m
Fastest train time:
3h 23m
Trains per week:
26
Cheapest price:
SFr 100
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:18
Last train departs at:
18:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) train schedules

France → Switzerland
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Show more details
Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

Show less

Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
  • 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
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
Show more details
  • 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:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom 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
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Show less

Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from France.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geneva Airport (GVA) is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Geneva Airport (GVA) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Geneva Airport (GVA) is 1.5 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 France from Switzerland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to bus which costs €22 - €45 and takes 8h 13m.

More details

The fastest way to get from Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to train. Taking this option will cost €90 - €150 and takes 3h 27m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA). However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Genève, Aéroport via Genève, Cornavin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 13m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA). However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Genève-Aéroport via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 27m.

More details

The distance between Paris and Geneva Airport (GVA) is 406 km. The road distance is 539.6 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) without a car is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs €90 - €150.

More details

It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA), including transfers.

More details

Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs €90 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €22 - €45 and takes 8h 13m, you could also fly, which costs €65 - €180 and takes 3h 43m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA).
Launch map view
  • Distance: 405.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 27m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 90 - SFr 120 and the journey takes 3h 12m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 18 - SFr 22 and the journey takes 7h 45m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 280
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 270
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 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
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)
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 22
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Geneva - Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Switzerland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

Search flights

Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

More details

Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Geneve station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) is 540 km. It takes approximately 5h to drive from Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA).

Get driving directions

Air France offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport.

Search flights

Book your Paris to Geneva Airport (GVA) train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

There are 188+ hotels available in Geneva Airport (GVA). Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

More details

The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €9.

More details