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Taking the train to London from Geneva

Want to try an alternative mode of transport to the usual and more stressful plane? Take the train from Geneva to London – you’ll get from city centre to city centre and enjoy breath-taking Swiss views from the comfort of your window seat with plenty of onboard amenities along the way.

Although there’s no direct train covering the route from Geneva to London, you can take a high-speed TGV or TGV Lyria train to Paris – which is perfect if you want to have a city break in the City of Lights – and then continue your journey to London on a sleek Eurostar train.

Once you arrive in London, have a nice stroll at Regent’s Park, discover the world’s most famous paintings at the National Gallery and enjoy the trendy streets of Shoreditch.

Need to know more? Check out train times, ticket prices and some useful FAQs about the train journey from Geneva to London and book your train tickets with us.

Geneva to London by train

It takes an average of 17h 31m to travel from Geneva to London by train, over a distance of around 462 miles (744 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Geneva to London and tickets for this journey start from €91 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 29m
PriceFrom €91
Distance462 miles (744 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
First train12:01
Last train09:02
Departure stationGeneva
Arrival stationLondon
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaBus

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to London

The price of train tickets from Geneva to London starts at €91 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 London 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Geneva to London? 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 London take?

The average journey time by train between Geneva and London is 17 hours and 31 minutes, with around 3 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 London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to London is 8 hours and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Geneva to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Geneva to London can start from as little as €91 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Geneva to London?

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

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

The first train from Geneva to London leaves at 12:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Geneva to London leaves at 09:02. 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 London by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to London cover a distance of around 462 miles (744 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Geneva.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva to London for a typical week day using timetable data for . 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 03/13/2021 for travel on 03/13/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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