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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 5,372
From Venice 06:46 3,471
From Milan 03:53 2,645
From Nice 06:19 4,876
From Zurich 02:43 6,000
From Avignon 02:54 4,793
From Lyon 01:42 2,397
From Marseille 03:31 4,545
From Basel 02:39 5,322
From Lucerne 02:45 4,760
From Verona 05:46 3,471
From Montpellier 03:48 4,545
From Bern 01:41 3,074
From Lausanne 00:33 1,372
From Aix En Provence Tgv 03:16 4,545
From Padua 06:31 3,471
From Olten 02:12 5,058
From Valence 02:35 2,810
From Visp 02:09 3,636
From Antibes 06:00 4,876
From Cannes 05:49 4,876
From St Gallen 03:54 7,190
From Toulon 04:30 5,537
From Leuk 01:57 3,322
From Nimes 03:20 4,793
From Stresa 02:57 2,645
From Winterthur 03:17 6,496
From Vicenza 06:13 3,471
From Grenoble U.gieres 01:54 2,174
From Aix Les Bains 01:03 1,289
From Vevey 00:57 1,702
From Aigle 01:05 2,017
From Neuchatel (loc) 01:05 3,256
From Bourg En Bresse 01:14 2,314
From Culoz 00:54 1,000
From Montreux 00:53 1,818
From Bellegarde 00:26 744
From Rolle 00:26 860
From Morges 00:27 1,124
From Yverdon 00:46 2,694
From Chambery 01:17 1,463
From Fribourg 01:19 2,512
From Solothurn 01:43 4,264
From Sierre/siders 01:48 3,207
From Grenoble 01:54 2,174
From Nyon 00:13 562
From Montmelian 01:43 1,661
From Sion 01:28 2,876
From Bex 01:20 2,198
From Martigny 01:22 2,512
From Biel 01:23 3,818
From St Maurice 01:27 2,264
From Brig 01:55 3,752

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

To Nyon 00:17 562
To Rolle 00:26 860
To Bellegarde 00:35 744
To Morges 00:38 1,124
To Lausanne 00:50 1,372
To Vevey 01:06 1,702
To Neuchatel (loc) 01:08 3,256
To Montreux 01:09 1,818
To Aigle 01:20 2,017
To Fribourg 01:22 2,512
To Biel 01:27 3,818
To Yverdon 01:32 1,950
To Martigny 01:42 2,512
To Bern 01:45 3,074
To Lyon 01:55 2,397
To La Chaux De Fonds 01:58 3,074
To Sierre/siders 02:08 3,207
To Bex 02:10 2,198
To Sion 02:11 2,876
To Olten 02:13 4,314
To St Maurice 02:16 2,264
To Visp 02:26 3,636
To Leuk 02:31 3,322
To Solothurn 02:31 4,264
To Brig 02:35 3,752
To Basel 02:39 5,322
To Zurich 02:48 5,256
To Lucerne 02:49 4,760
To Leysin 02:52 2,694
To Stresa 02:56 2,645
To Interlaken 03:12 4,893
To Romans Bourg De Peag 03:15 2,983
To Culoz 03:16 1,000
To Winterthur 03:20 6,496
To Spiez 03:22 3,884
To Aix Les Bains 03:28 1,256
To Engelberg 03:42 5,521
To Chambery 03:43 1,421
To Amberieu 03:48 1,669
To Macon 04:02 3,058
To Montmelian 04:07 1,661
To St Gallen 04:08 7,190
To Chateau D'oex 04:09 2,645
To Champery 04:10 2,876
To Grenoble U.gieres 04:33 2,066
To Gstaad 04:36 3,074
To Les Diablerets 04:39 2,727
To Grenoble 04:45 2,066
To Bourg En Bresse 04:47 1,678
To Milan 04:53 2,645
To Valence 05:02 2,810
To Chur 05:04 6,694
To Zweisimmen 05:10 3,521
To Zermatt 05:22 5,835
To Aix En Provence Tgv 05:32 3,909
To Verona 05:45 7,686
To Nimes 06:24 3,496
To Avignon 06:26 3,388
To Lugano 06:36 8,628
To Montpellier 06:52 3,909
To Venice 06:58 3,471
To Rome 07:13 9,752
To Toulon 07:24 4,496
To Paris 07:40 4,876
To Marseille 07:55 3,909
To Barcelona 08:06
To St Raphael 08:07 5,050
To Cannes 08:33 4,876
To Toulouse 08:36 5,372
To Vicenza 08:40 4,959
To Antibes 08:44 4,876
To Padua 08:58 5,496
To Nice 09:06 4,876
To St Pierre Des Corps 09:13 3,636
To Angers 09:55 8,678
To Lourdes 10:27 9,256
To Bologna 12:35 5,950
To Munich 12:44 12,463
To Florence 14:33 6,777

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

  • "Comfortable and Spacious Seat "    
    I do like the seat, it is spacious and comfy. However, i do experience poor attitude from the station officer at Leipzig. It is my first time to Europe, first time taking Europe trains and i do not speak english so i need help as to which platform and the train system works but the officer on duty then refuses to help me because he can't speak english. I am disappointed. However, the seat was comfy and the train is clean.  
  • "spectacular views, fair price"    
    The journey was fairly priced for the distance crossing borders. It took us through some spectacular landscapes. The carriage was clean and quite comfortable, but the toilet was a mess from the beginning of the journey and not in the condition I would expect on a TGV train.  
  • "Paris to Geneva"    
    Included a meal which was a surprise  
  • "A little help would have been "    
    Overall a very positive experience. Two things that would have made it excellent....a more positive and friendly attitude from the attendant serving snacks and a better means of storing luggage...carrying large and heavy bags up and down the stairs was both awkward and difficult.  
  • "Every thing goes smoothly"    
    thanks for all sttaf  
  • "fantastic ride"    
    I love the trains of Europe. This was our first fast train and it did not dissapoint... thanks for a great ride!!!!  
  • "Nice traintravel"    
    Down along the rivers Rohne and l'Isere from Geneva to Grenoble. The train was like other trains. Ok comfort and accurat according to the time-table. The view fram the train-windows is wonderful, but are some of the time hidden behind threes. All inn all we enjoyed our trip.  
  • "Enjoyable and comfortable trip"    
    There was a slight hitch when we boarded the train as our coach was locked and the conductor said we could sit anywhere on the next coach!? And how were we going to lug our suitcases up to the upper section? Then he kindly let us all put our luggage in the original coach and locked it to secure our luggage. After we settled down in our seats, it was smooth sailing from then on. The trip was quick, the service from the staff efficient and seamless. We were served lunch and were offered newspapers. Three hours went by real fast. I thoroughly enjoyed this trip and will recommend this to everyone.  
  • "Food"    
    Everything abort the trip was fine. My only wish would be that the food was improved.  
  • "Plane vs car vs train"    
    I enjoyed this trip very much and will probably do it more often.  
  • "Great Train Journey!"    
    Everyone should try this trip at least once. It could not be better. The train left as scheduled, the staff on board was very helpful, the train clean and comfortable and with plenty of space to accommodate our luggage. Beautiful views all the way to Geneva.  
  • "Very good"    
    Punctuality Comfortable  
  • "Good Service"    
    Train is fine and service is well.  
  • "BAG PROBLEM"    
  • "Excellent "    
    Excellent trip and trains. We will use again.  
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