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There are 9 ways to get from Plainpalais to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 14m

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

€80 - €110

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Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Paris 759 / ...

€16 - €35

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Train via Genève, Plainpalais  •  4h 21m

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

€135 - €252

Rideshare  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Paris 538.5 km

€32

Drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from Plainpalais to Paris Bercy 535.4 km

€55 - €90

Fly Geneva to Paris CDG  •  4h 14m

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

€76 - €216

Fly Geneva to Paris Orly, train  •  4h 1m

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

€82 - €219

Train to Lyon, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 25m

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

€101 - €211

Fly Geneva to Paris Le Bourget Apt, train  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) GVA - LBG
  2. Take the train from Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville to Chatelet Les Halles

€94 - €942

Plainpalais to Paris by train

The train journey time between Plainpalais and Paris is around 3h 12m and covers a distance of around 499 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 12m. Operated by TGV inOui, the Plainpalais to Paris train service departs from Geneve and arrives in Paris Gare De Lyon. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 12m
Fastest train time:
3h 12m
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
€80
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:29
Last train departs at:
18:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Plainpalais to Paris train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Plainpalais to Paris is to bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 35 and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Plainpalais to Paris is to train which costs SFr 90 - SFr 120 and takes 3h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Paris. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Geneve and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 14m.

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The distance between Plainpalais and Paris is 410 km. The road distance is 535.4 km.

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The best way to get from Plainpalais to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 120.

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The train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon takes 3h 14m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Plainpalais to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Plainpalais to Paris is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 35 and takes 8h 15m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 240 and takes 4h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Plainpalais to Paris.
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  • Distance: 410.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 14m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon every 4 hours. Tickets cost €80 - €110 and the journey takes 3h 14m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Paris twice daily. Tickets cost €25 - €31 and the journey takes 8h 15m. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €250
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €140
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €250
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €240
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Paris Le Bourget Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €900
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 Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
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 Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€130 - €240
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
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 Antony to Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
RATP Paris
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville to Chatelet Les Halles
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Transilien
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 Geneva to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Geneva - Bus station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
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 Genève to Paris
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€32
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Plainpalais to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plainpalais to Paris is 535 km. It takes approximately 4h 56m to drive from Plainpalais to Paris.

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Swiss and Air France offer flights from Geneva Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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

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There are 2403+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Plainpalais and Paris. 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 Plainpalais to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 12 - SFr 45.

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