There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  4 h 10 min

  1. AMS - GVA

$62 - $244

6 alternative options

Fly from Rotterdam  •  6 h 53 min

  1. RTM - GVA

$122 - $510

Train to Brussels, fly  •  4 h 58 min

  1. BRU - GVA

$96 - $260

Train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Thalys
  2. Tgv

$228 - $274

Bus, train  •  16 h 14 min

  1. 51
  2. 5 / ...

$127 - $209

Bus  •  17 h 15 min

  1. 106 / ...

$109 - $195

Drive  •  8 h 45 min

  1. 536.7 miles

$130 - $190

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

British Airways, Swiss and five other airlines fly from Rotterdam to Geneva every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam to Geneva via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 7 h 3 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 Rotterdam to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Rotterdam to Geneva via Venice
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
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 Rotterdam to Geneva via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Rotterdam to Geneva via Toulon/Hyeres
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Geneva via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Biel/Bienne to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Rotterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Genève Gare
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie C to Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rotterdam and Geneva is 648 km. The road distance is 859 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Geneva is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Geneva is to train and fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs 50€ - 210€.

No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Geneve via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Geneva via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Rotterdam to Geneva, including transfers.