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

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 to Amsterdam, fly  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA

$62 - $229

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Dijon N760
  2. Take the bus from Dijon to Geneva 759

$51 - $85

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA

$96 - $260

Train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève Tgv

$223 - $273

Bus Eurolines CH  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel City Centre to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$74 - $96

Drive  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Geneva 536.7 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Geneva is to bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 14 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Geneva is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Geneva via Dijon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Genève via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Geneva is 648 km. The road distance is 858.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs 190€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Rotterdam to Geneva, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Rotterdam to Geneva train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Geneva is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs 190€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 14 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 404.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Geneva via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 7 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Geneva via Dijon in around 14 h 25 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Dijon
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dijon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Rotterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Basel City Centre to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus

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