Geneva by train booking guides
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 boldy 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.
The main railway station is the Gare de Cornavin from where you’ll find regular trains to Lausanne, Berne, Zurich and other cities across Switzerland. There are direct EuroCity services to Milan, Verona and Venice. 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.
A new direct Lille to Geneva service started in December 2014. With good connections to Eurostar at Lille Europe, this new service has quickly become very popular with travellers heading from London to Switzerland.
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