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Travel from Nice to Geneva by train

Travel from Nice to Geneva by train

With speedy, direct high-speed trains between France and Switzerland, you can travel from Nice to Geneva for a double helping of European sweet spots.

In just 6 hrs 24 mins, travel by train from Nice to Geneva, a train trip that invites you to roam the Riviera and bask in lakeside loveliness. From Belle Epoque glamour to the cradle of chocolate and watch-making, travel with TGV Lyria , a cooperative venture between the Swiss and French railways, for a combo of cultural and natural delights. 


Capital of France’s Côte d’Azur, Nice has been welcoming sun-seekers since the 1700s thanks to its Mediterranean climate and beautiful beaches. Trace the footsteps of Belle Epoque aristocrats with a walk along the Promenade des Anglais and visit the Vieille Ville (Old Town) with its cornucopia of colourful streets, brimming with cafes and shops at the foot of Colline du Château. With myriad museums like Musée Marc Chagall, Musée Masséna and Musée Matisse, as well as plenty of beachside and hilltop walking trails, Nice is always nice to visit, no matter what time of year. 


While Switzerland’s second city, Geneva, might first appear to be all work and no play, scratch beneath its surface and you’ll find a treasure trove of alternative arts and culture. Walk along the River Rhône and around the Quartier des Pâquis for a glimpse into Geneva’s trendy post-industrial neighbourhood, or in summer, cycle into the city’s surrounding vineyards for a taste of Swiss wine culture. Geneva’s lakeside location, with its plethora of walking and cycling trails, makes this city a great choice for city-breakers and nature lovers alike. 

You might also enjoy reading our blogs on the best cities in Switzerland to visit by train and the best cities in France to visit by train.

Image credits top to bottom: English Promenade in Nice iStock ©Delpixart, Sunset from Lake Geneva iStock ©Nicolas McComber

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