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Take the train from Grenoble to Geneva in 2 hours 2 minutes

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

You can expect the journey from Grenoble to Geneva by train to take around 3 hours 38 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 2 hours 2 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 16 trains per day running on this route, which spans 73 miles (118 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Geneva. SNCF is the main train company operating on this route, as they are the national rail operator in France. You're likely to be hopping onto either a regional TER or Intercités service, both of which have plenty of space for luggage and modern 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 Grenoble to Geneva start from €15.00 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, 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!

Grenoble to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 3h 38m to travel from Grenoble to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 73 miles (118 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Grenoble to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

2h 2m


118 miles (73 km)


16 trains per day


Direct trains available


From €15

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Grenoble to Geneva train times

Check out the next trains departing from Grenoble to Geneva for Tuesday 14th February 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:09 11:12 4h 3m, 2 changes
07:51 11:35 3h 44m, 1 change
08:21 13:00 4h 39m, 2 changes
09:21 13:35 4h 14m, 1 change
11:21 15:35 4h 14m, 1 change
13:58 16:01 2h 3m, direct
14:33 17:35 3h 2m, 2 changes
14:33 18:12 3h 39m, 1 change
14:51 18:34 3h 43m, 1 change
15:33 18:34 3h 1m, 2 changes

TER and SNCF trains from Grenoble to Geneva

You can travel from Grenoble to Geneva on TER and SNCF 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.

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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.

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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).

Cheap train tickets from Grenoble to Geneva

The price of train tickets from Grenoble to Geneva starts at €15 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 Grenoble to Geneva 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 Grenoble to Geneva? 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 Grenoble to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between Grenoble and Geneva is 3 hours and 38 minutes, with around 16 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 Grenoble and Geneva by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Grenoble to Geneva is 2 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Grenoble to Geneva cost?

Train ticket prices from Grenoble to Geneva can start from as little as €15 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 Grenoble to Geneva?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Grenoble to Geneva without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Grenoble to Geneva each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Grenoble to Geneva leaves at 05:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Grenoble to Geneva leaves at 21:33. 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 Grenoble and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from Grenoble to Geneva cover a distance of around 73 miles (118 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Geneva to Grenoble. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Grenoble to Geneva.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Grenoble to Geneva for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 08/30/2022 for travel on 08/30/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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