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Taking the train from London to Geneva

The average train time from London St Pancras to Geneva is about 8h 30m, although it can take 6h 34m on the fastest Eurostar and TGV Lyria services. There are about 13 trains going to Geneva from London, with the first train departing from London St Pancras at 05:40 and the last one at 20:01.

Taking the train from London to Geneva may not be the first way of travelling that comes to mind, but it’s certainly the best way to avoid stressful transfers or endless airport queues and enjoy the beautiful scenery passing by.

Once you get off at Genève Cornavin station, you’ll be a short walk away from the city’s landmarks, including the banks of Lake Geneva, the Brunswick Monument and the Palais de Nations. Don’t forget to try some local cheese, and make the most of Swiss chocolate – it’s delicious!

Want to learn more about this train route? Keep reading for more information about train types, ticket prices and FAQs and book your train tickets from London St Pancras to Geneva with us.

London St Pancras International to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 12h 39m to travel from London St Pancras International to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 465 miles (748 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from London St Pancras International to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from £149.45 when you book in advance.

First train

06:01

Last train

20:01

Departure station

London St Pancras International

Arrival station

Geneva

Journey time

From 8h 24m

Distance

465 miles (748 km)

Frequency

15 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £149.45

Train and bus operators

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Cheap train tickets from London St Pancras International to Geneva

The price of train tickets from London St Pancras International to Geneva starts at £149.45 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 London St Pancras International 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 London St Pancras International 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 London St Pancras International to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between London St Pancras International and Geneva is 12 hours and 39 minutes, with around 15 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 London St Pancras International and Geneva by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London St Pancras International to Geneva is 8 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from London St Pancras International to Geneva cost?

Train ticket prices from London St Pancras International to Geneva can start from as little as £149.45 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 London St Pancras International to Geneva?

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

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

The first train from London St Pancras International to Geneva leaves at 06:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London St Pancras International to Geneva leaves at 20:01. 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 London St Pancras International and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from London St Pancras International to Geneva cover a distance of around 465 miles (748 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Geneva to London St Pancras International.

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