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There are 8 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 Schiphol, fly  •  4h 18m

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

$61 - $227

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Bus  •  14h 25m

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

$50 - $84

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Fly from Rotterdam  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Geneva (GVA) RTM - GVA

$122 - $510

Train to Brussels, fly  •  5h 18m

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

$64 - $221

Train inOui TGV  •  7h 9m

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

$221 - $270

Train  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Chambery Thalys
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Genève Genève - Valence-Ville / ...

$276 - $346

Bus, train  •  15h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$134 - $219

Drive  •  8h 45m

  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 14h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Geneva is to fly which costs 100€ - 450€ and takes 4h 9m.

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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 14h 25m.

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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 7h 9m.

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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 7h 9m and costs 190€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m 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 fly which takes 4h 9m and costs 100€ - 450€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 240€ and takes 7h 9m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 14h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 404.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

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

Transavia Holland and British Airways fly from Rotterdam to Geneva once daily. Alternatively, 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 7h 9m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Geneva via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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
24m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Chambery
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$250 - $310
1st Class
$320 - $450
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Chambery-Challes-E to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Dijon
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dijon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Rotterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Rotterdam to Geneva train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Geneva is 859 km. It takes approximately 8h 45m to drive from Rotterdam to Geneva.

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Lufthansa, Air France, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Rotterdam to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 407+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Rotterdam Airport is to line 33 bus which takes 20m and costs 2€.

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