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Geneva, the all-in-one destination

About Switzerland

Getting there You can get to Geneva from Nice, Zurich and Avignon. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 03:05 $106
From Venice 06:46 $68
From Milan 03:53 $52
From Nice 06:19 $96
From Zurich 02:43 $117
From Avignon 02:54 $94
From Lyon 01:42 $47
From Marseille 03:31 $89
From Basel 02:39 $104
From Lucerne 02:45 $93
From Verona 05:46 $68
From Montpellier 03:48 $89
From Bern 01:41 $60
From Lausanne 00:33 $26
From Aix En Provence Tgv 03:16 $89
From Padua 06:31 $68
From Olten 02:12 $99
From Valence 02:35 $55
From Visp 02:09 $72
From Antibes 06:00 $96
From Cannes 05:49 $96
From St Gallen 03:54 $142
From Toulon 04:30 $109
From Leuk 01:57 $65
From Nimes 03:20 $94
From Stresa 02:57 $52
From Winterthur 03:17 $127
From Vicenza 06:13 $68
From Grenoble U.gieres 01:54 $42
From Aix Les Bains 01:03 $24
From Vevey 00:57 $33
From Aigle 01:05 $39
From Neuchatel (loc) 01:05 $63
From Bourg En Bresse 01:14 $46
From Culoz 00:54 $20
From Montreux 00:53 $36
From Bellegarde 00:26 $15
From Rolle 00:26 $16
From Morges 00:27 $21
From Yverdon 00:46 $52
From Chambery 01:17 $28
From Fribourg 01:19 $49
From Solothurn 01:43 $83
From Sierre/siders 01:48 $62
From Grenoble 01:54 $42
From Nyon 00:13 $10
From Montmelian 01:43 $33
From Sion 01:28 $55
From Bex 01:20 $42
From Martigny 01:22 $49
From Biel 01:23 $75
From St Maurice 01:27 $44
From Brig 01:55 $73

Getting around From Geneva, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Nyon 00:17 $10
To Rolle 00:26 $16
To Bellegarde 00:35 $15
To Morges 00:38 $21
To Lausanne 00:50 $26
To Vevey 01:06 $33
To Neuchatel (loc) 01:08 $63
To Montreux 01:09 $36
To Aigle 01:20 $39
To Fribourg 01:22 $49
To Biel 01:27 $75
To Yverdon 01:32 $37
To Martigny 01:42 $49
To Bern 01:45 $60
To Lyon 01:55 $47
To La Chaux De Fonds 01:58 $60
To Sierre/siders 02:08 $62
To Bex 02:10 $42
To Sion 02:11 $55
To Olten 02:13 $85
To St Maurice 02:16 $44
To Visp 02:26 $72
To Leuk 02:31 $65
To Solothurn 02:31 $83
To Brig 02:35 $73
To Basel 02:39 $104
To Zurich 02:48 $103
To Lucerne 02:49 $93
To Leysin 02:52 $52
To Stresa 02:56 $52
To Interlaken 03:12 $96
To Romans Bourg De Peag 03:15 $59
To Culoz 03:16 $20
To Winterthur 03:20 $127
To Spiez 03:22 $76
To Aix Les Bains 03:28 $24
To Engelberg 03:42 $107
To Chambery 03:43 $28
To Amberieu 03:48 $33
To Macon 04:02 $60
To Montmelian 04:07 $33
To St Gallen 04:08 $142
To Chateau D'oex 04:09 $52
To Champery 04:10 $55
To Grenoble U.gieres 04:33 $41
To Gstaad 04:36 $60
To Les Diablerets 04:39 $54
To Grenoble 04:45 $41
To Bourg En Bresse 04:47 $33
To Milan 04:53 $52
To Valence 05:02 $55
To Chur 05:04 $132
To Zweisimmen 05:10 $68
To Zermatt 05:22 $114
To Aix En Provence Tgv 05:32 $76
To Verona 05:45 $151
To Nimes 06:24 $68
To Avignon 06:26 $67
To Lugano 06:36 $169
To Montpellier 06:52 $76
To Venice 06:58 $68
To Rome 07:13 $192
To Toulon 07:24 $88
To Paris 07:40 $96
To Marseille 07:55 $76
To Barcelona 08:06
To St Raphael 08:07 $99
To Cannes 08:33 $96
To Toulouse 08:36 $106
To Vicenza 08:40 $98
To Antibes 08:44 $96
To Padua 08:58 $107
To Nice 09:06 $96
To St Pierre Des Corps 09:13 $72
To Angers 09:55 $171
To Lourdes 10:27 $182
To Bologna 12:35 $117
To Munich 12:44 $244
To Florence 14:33 $133

While you're there

Geneva, the second largest Swiss city

Geneva is the second most important city of Switzerland. It is located alongside Lake Geneva, Europe’s largest lake, at the foot of the Jura Mountains. The city of Geneva is home to a number of headquarters to several international organisations such as the United Nations (UN) and the Red Cross. This makes Geneva one of the few global cities with an important financial centre. Geneva is also a popular tourist destination mainly for two reasons. Geneva is a dream city thanks to a unique setting and a magnificent view of Mont-Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. The countryside, the perfect place for outdoor activities, is only a few minutes away from the city. Geneva is the best starting point to visit rest of Switzerland thanks to an excellent public transport connection.

Wander in the Old Town to discover its winding little streets, flower-adorned fountains, hidden corners and picturesque squares. Continue to the Saint Pierre Cathedral and stop at the Maison Tavel, the museum of Old Geneva. Don’t miss the Place Neuve, where you will see a monument of the General Dufour on the saddle of his horse. Other landmarks not to be missed are the Grand Théâtre opera house, the Rath museum and the Conservatory of Music, which are all located near the Place Dufour. Take a stroll up to the esplanade of Cologny and enjoy the magnificent view of Geneva and the lakefront. Hop aboard a Mouette, a small yellow boat that will take you across the lake. You will get a close view of the famous Jet d’eau fountain, which reaches a height of 140 metres and is a symbol of Geneva!

If you get peckish, drop in one of numerous cafés and restaurants which are located in the Old Town.

If you are in Geneva, it is the best time to have a close look at what the world’s top brand watchmakers have to offer. In the city you will find retail shops which offer some famous brands like Tissot, Tag Heuer, Patek Phillipe, Frank Muller, Swatch, Omega and Piaget, just to name a few.

Geneva Tourism & Conventions
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18. Geneva.
Tel: +41 (0) 22 909 70 00

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Geneva can be found.

Geneva railway station(s)

Geneva CFF Train Station

Geneva CFF Train Station

Address: Place de Cornavin 7 1201 Geneva

Opening hours: Not available

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains, Intercités
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled person, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Geneve Eaux Vives

Address: Avenue de la Gare des Eaux-Vives 9 1207 Geneva


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Customer reviews

  • "slow"    
    it takes 2 hr to go from geneve to lyon is too slow using TGV.  
  • "Amazing trip"    
    this was my first time to use train between Europe countries and it was amazing and relaxed. thank you so much  
  • "Paris-Geneva"    
    Train was of high qaulity and comfort, the trip was direct and took only 3 hrs without stops. The train ticket cost only 56 Euros just two hours before our reservation, however it cost us 92 Euros while booking, and the train was not fully occupied. We booked the tickets on 11-Dec-2013, and the trip was on 04-Jan-2014  
  • "Fantastic rail experience"    
    I only paid 30 euro (promotion rate) to travel from Geneve CFF to Paris Gare Lyon. Enjoyed the scenic route. I prefered to have online printed ticket rather than received rail tickets by courier service. I have to pay extra for the shipping.  
  • "Italian train-Gibbs Family"    
    We were very pleased with the state of the train, clean comfortable seats and space for all our luggage. It was on time. We did the booking via the internet and managed to save a lot on travel agent fees. The e ticket was all that was necessary to produce to the conductor. Many thanks for a pleasant trip.  
  • "Nice ride on the train"    
    it was fast, on time and comfortable. Thanks  
  • "Good Service"    
    We enjoy very much, the train was on time and clean  
  • "Fairly comfortable"    
    With little signs in english on the train platform it was slightly hard to find my way around, but it was manageable. Trains were comfortable.  
  • "Comfortable trip"    
    The stations and train platforms were easy to find - journey was also very comfortable  
  • "Save money with second class"    
    We booked a first class ticket from Geneva to Paris (3 hours). The large seats in first class were comfortable and provided more leg room. However, the space for luggage is limited as in a second class cabin. That was a disappointment. In my opinion, when comparing costs, for a trip of this length, I would save some money and go with a second class ticket.  
  • "seat assignment"    
    The seats of my family members are put in two different coaches  
  • "Informative and easy to book"    
    Hi, You have great staffs that are very friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks again for the great service  
  • "Informative and easy to book"    
    Hi, I must thank you for providing an excellent service for both my wife and myself during our honeymoon trip. Keep up the good work!  
  • "Satisfactory."    
    Comfortable. Satisfactory.  
  • "comfortable"    
    i had problem to issue the train boarding pass through the self machine at the station, i almost missed the train as i have to queue to issue the cards. a very helpful person assisted me at the counter and printed the cards.  
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