Trains to Geneva Find train times and tickets

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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Nîmes to Geneva by train

from £51.50

Avg 1 change 3hr 7m

Bologna to Geneva by train

from £111.40

Avg 1 change 5hr 43m

Aime to Geneva by train

from £29.50

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Florence to Geneva by train

from £48.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 21m

Brig to Geneva by train

from £49.50

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Annecy to Geneva by train

from £12.50

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Lausanne to Geneva by train

from £18.00

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Madrid to Geneva by train

from £132.50

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Venice to Geneva by train

from £55.10

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Interlaken to Geneva by train

from £63.50

Avg 1 change 2hr 43m

Dijon to Geneva by train

from £48.00

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Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Geneva by train

from £7.00

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Berne to Geneva by train

from £39.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 44m

Turin to Geneva by train

from £45.90

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Barcelona to Geneva by train

from £57.00

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Freiburg to Geneva by train

from £18.50

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Cannes to Geneva by train

from £49.00

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Marne la Vallee to Geneva by train

from £55.50

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Perpignan to Geneva by train

from £89.00

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Valence to Geneva by train

from £56.00

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Avignon to Geneva by train

from £33.50

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Montpellier to Geneva by train

from £54.00

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Chambéry to Geneva by train

from £13.00

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Strasbourg to Geneva by train

from £94.50

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Toulouse to Geneva by train

from £58.00

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La Roche-sur-Foron to Geneva by train

from £6.00

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Mannheim to Geneva by train

from £36.00

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Vienna to Geneva by train

from £54.50

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Martigny to Geneva by train

from £33.00

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Karlsruhe to Geneva by train

from £81.50

Avg 1 change 4hr 31m

Stuttgart to Geneva by train

from £36.50

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Zermatt to Geneva by train

from £78.50

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Geneva Airport to Geneva by train

from £5.00

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Munich to Geneva by train

from £36.50

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Aix-les-Bains to Geneva by train

from £15.50

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Visp to Geneva by train

from £47.50

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Baden-Baden to Geneva by train

from £36.50

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Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Geneva by train

from £31.00

Avg 1 change 3hr 22m

Moûtiers to Geneva by train

from £21.00

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Montreux to Geneva by train

from £24.00

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Aix-en-Provence to Geneva by train

from £27.50

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Cologne to Geneva by train

from £36.50

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Lugano to Geneva by train

from £110.50

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Basel to Geneva by train

from £72.50

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Nuremberg to Geneva by train

from £36.50

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Biel/Bienne to Geneva by train

from £43.50

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Berlin to Geneva by train

from £45.50

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Frankfurt am Main to Geneva by train

from £36.50

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Lucerne to Geneva by train

from £62.50

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Zurich to Geneva by train

from £73.00

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Milan to Geneva by train

from £35.80

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Olten to Geneva by train

from £59.50

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Neuchâtel to Geneva by train

from £38.00

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Geneva by train

from £49.00

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Naples to Geneva by train

from £86.70

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Nice to Geneva by train

from £49.00

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Cambridge to Geneva by train

from £478.70

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Amsterdam to Geneva by train

from £45.50

Avg 1 change 7hr 59m

London to Geneva by train

from £70.50

Avg 1 change 6hr 49m

Ebbsfleet to Geneva by train

from £84.00

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Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva by train

from £16.50

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Paris to Geneva by train

from £26.50

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Düsseldorf to Geneva by train

from £36.50

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Verona to Geneva by train

from £36.40

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Marseille to Geneva by train

from £26.50

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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