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It’s hard to match Geneva for sheer style. Switzerland’s second city is a place for the wealthy and well connected. Its lakeside location makes Geneva the perfect choice for a city break. It is assertively international in character, yet amazingly still has a homely feel. Geneva is within spitting distance of the French border and striking distance of some fine Alpine scenery. Fine food, boat trips on the lake and some of Europe’s classiest shopping combine to give Geneva five-star appeal. Yet there is another side to Geneva too. The city has a radical edge not always associated with Switzerland. Geneva has welcomed Calvinist reformers and Russian revolutionaries. Over the centuries, the lakeshore city has opened its doors to refugees of many different political and religious persuasions.

The main railway station is the Gare de Cornavin from where you’ll find regular trains to Basel, Berne, Zurich and other cities across Switzerland. There are direct EuroCity services to Milan, Verona and Venice (all using the Simplon Tunnel route under the Alps to reach Italy). The city has excellent connections to France with TGVs leaving the Gare de Cornavin for Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Nice and Paris. The journey to the French capital takes little more than three hours.

There are excellent connections from London to Geneva by train, usually routed via Paris, but occasionally via Lyon. Closer to hand, Geneva is a hub for regional rail routes with regular departures to Aix-les-Bains, Chambèry and Grenoble (all in France) as well as to Lausanne, Vevey and Montreux (all Swiss towns on the north shore of Lake Geneva).

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Grenoble to Geneva by train

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Karlsruhe to Geneva by train

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Baden-Baden to Geneva by train

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Aix-en-Provence to Geneva by train

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Stuttgart to Geneva by train

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Avignon to Geneva by train

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Marseille to Geneva by train

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Berlin to Geneva by train

from £46.50

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Basel to Geneva by train

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Mannheim to Geneva by train

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Neuchâtel to Geneva by train

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Rome to Geneva by train

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Turin to Geneva by train

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Ebbsfleet to Geneva by train

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Nuremberg to Geneva by train

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Dijon to Geneva by train

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Culoz to Geneva by train

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Montreux to Geneva by train

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Martigny to Geneva by train

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Barcelona to Geneva by train

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Valence to Geneva by train

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Marne la Vallee to Geneva by train

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Madrid to Geneva by train

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Montpellier to Geneva by train

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La Roche-sur-Foron to Geneva by train

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Naples to Geneva by train

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Cologne to Geneva by train

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Amsterdam to Geneva by train

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Verona to Geneva by train

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Bologna to Geneva by train

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Freiburg to Geneva by train

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Florence to Geneva by train

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Paris to Geneva by train

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Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva by train

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Moûtiers to Geneva by train

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Brussels to Geneva by train

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Lille to Geneva by train

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Strasbourg to Geneva by train

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Berne to Geneva by train

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Stresa to Geneva by train

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London to Geneva by train

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Geneva Airport to Geneva by train

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Lucerne to Geneva by train

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Milan to Geneva by train

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Zurich to Geneva by train

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Brig to Geneva by train

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Aix-les-Bains to Geneva by train

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Nîmes to Geneva by train

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Venice to Geneva by train

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Ambérieu-en-Bugey to Geneva by train

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Interlaken to Geneva by train

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Lausanne to Geneva by train

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Zermatt to Geneva by train

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Chambéry to Geneva by train

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Visp to Geneva by train

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Cannes to Geneva by train

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Vienna to Geneva by train

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Lyon to Geneva by train

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Düsseldorf to Geneva by train

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Olten to Geneva by train

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Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Geneva by train

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Nice to Geneva by train

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Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva by train

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Ashford to Geneva by train

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Geneva by train

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Countries Children Youths
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Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 27
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Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 26
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