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How to get from Paris to Geneva by train

A visit to France's capital Paris and the Swiss lakeside city of Geneva is a trip you'll never forget. Traveling by train between these two cities is both quick and easy. Find out what your options are and how you can make this beautiful journey yourself.

Video train route Paris - Geneva

Train options for Paris to Geneva

Map with train route Paris to Geneva


High-speed train Regional train

Travel time

3 hrs 5 minutes 8hrs 35 minutes

Seat reservations

Mandatory Not required


Paris Gare de Lyon -
Geneva (Genève)
Paris Est -
Geneva (Genève)

Traveling by high-speed train

    TGV Lyria
TGV Lyria

The fastest and most comfortable way to travel from Paris to Geneva is by taking the TGV Lyria high-speed train. This modern train will get you to your destination in only 3 hours and 5 minutes. For actual travel times, check out our timetable.

If you're traveling with a Eurail Pass, you don't need to buy a ticket and only pay a reservation fee. We recommend you book your seats as far in advance as possible.

Traveling by regional train

    1st class seats regional train Switzerland
1st class seats regional train Switzerland

Taking a regional train from Paris to Geneva means more travel time than by high-speed train. It also means you don't have to reserve a seat and you can stop along the way in beautiful cities like Belfort, Basel, and Neuchatel.

If you have a Eurail Pass, you don't need to buy a ticket. You can travel on this train for free and get on and off whenever you like.

Eurail Passes

Eurail Pass cover

The Eurail Pass is a pass that lets you travel on nearly every train in Europe. It comes in all shapes and sizes, so you can pick the one that best fits your holiday plans. 


Check out our Eurail Passes.