SNCF
Trenitalia

Compare prices from hundreds of train and bus companies

Join millions of people who use us every day

Travel to thousands of destinations in 45 countries

What customers say about Trainline

Read real reviews from real users

Take the train from Geneva to Vichy in 4 hours 10 minutes

If you want to travel from Geneva to Vichy by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Geneva to Vichy by train to take around 7 hours 4 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 4 hours 10 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 8 trains per day running on this route, which spans 209 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Vichy. SNCF, TGV Lyria or Regiojet are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Geneva to Vichy start from $22.82 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Geneva to Vichy by train

It takes an average of 7h 4m to travel from Geneva to Vichy by train, over a distance of around 130 miles (209 km). There are normally 8 trains per day traveling from Geneva to Vichy and tickets for this journey start from $22.87 when you book in advance.

First train

07:14

Last train

19:44

Departure station

Geneva

Arrival station

Vichy

Journey time

4h 10m

Distance

209 miles (130 km)

Frequency

8 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $22.87

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, TGV Lyria, ALSA, Regiojet

Geneva to Vichy train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Vichy for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:14 10:48 4h 34m, 2 changes
10:30 15:24 4h 54m, 1 change
10:59 16:50 5h 51m, 3 changes
10:59 17:24 6h 25m, 2 changes
14:14 18:24 4h 10m, 1 change
16:30 21:24 4h 54m, 1 change
18:14 07:24 13h 10m, 1 change
18:44 07:24 12h 40m, 2 changes

SNCF, TGV Lyria, TER and Intercités trains from Geneva to Vichy

You can travel from Geneva to Vichy on SNCF, TGV Lyria, TER and Intercités trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoChabe01, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Vichy

The price of train tickets from Geneva to Vichy starts at $22.87 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Geneva to Vichy by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Geneva to Vichy

Want to know more about your journey from Geneva to Vichy? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Geneva to Vichy take?

The average journey time by train between Geneva and Vichy is 7 hours and 4 minutes, with around 8 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Geneva and Vichy by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Vichy is 4 hours and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Geneva to Vichy cost?

Train tickets from Geneva to Vichy can start from as little as $22.87 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Geneva to Vichy?

No, there are no direct train services from Geneva to Vichy. Travelling from Geneva to Vichy by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Geneva to Vichy leave?

The first train from Geneva to Vichy leaves at 07:14. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Geneva to Vichy leave?

The last train from Geneva to Vichy leaves at 19:44. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Geneva and Vichy by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to Vichy cover a distance of around 130 miles (209 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vichy to Geneva.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva to Vichy for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/27/2022 for travel on 08/27/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.