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London to Geneva by train
Fastest journey6hr 37m
Trains per day19
Avg. journey time8hr 3m
Travelling from London to Geneva by train
Fast trains from London to Geneva take around 6 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 747 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Geneva.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Geneva?
Journeys between London and Geneva usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 26 departures on the route from London to Geneva every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 18 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Geneva?
The London to Geneva train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Geneva train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Geneva is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:40 and the last train is around 20:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:18, and the last at 20:31.
What's the London to Geneva train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Geneva are $98.83.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $275 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $300. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book London to Geneva train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Geneva by train.
Which train companies operate between London and Geneva?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Geneva, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Train Express Regional
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Other journeys to Geneva View all journeys to Geneva
The main route from London to Geneva is via Paris, using Eurostar and TGV Lyria trains. There is an occasional option from London to Geneva via Lyon.
The journey by train from London to Geneva is very easy. There are daily options via Paris – the exact number varies according to the day of the week. The journey kicks off with a high-speed ride from London to Paris on Eurostar. In the French capital you change stations from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon, where you join a TGV Lyria service to Geneva.
London to Paris
The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.
Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.
Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon
When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.
If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.
Paris to Geneva
The high-speed TGV Lyria all leave from Gare du Lyon. In Geneva the trains terminate at Gare de Cornavin in the heart of the Swiss city. The fastest trains on this route make only one stop along the way. Other services make one or two additional stops and may take up to 20 minutes longer.
The route from Paris follows the main high-speed line from the French capital to Burgundy, crossing the Saône Valley near Mâcon. The route then tracks east through the Jura Hills towards Geneva. There is some very fine scenery along this latter part of the journey.
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