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Travelling from London to Geneva by train

Forget losing half a day to stressful transfers, endless airport queues and flight delays – choose to travel by train from London to Geneva and relax all the way to one of Switzerland’s most impressive cities.

From your city centre arrival, discover the stunning Lake Geneva, the striking watery displays of the Jet d'Eau or take a tour of the UN offices, all a leisurely stroll away. Carrying you from the heart of London to the centre of Geneva in 7 hours, with gorgeous views along the way, Eurostar, SBB, Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB services all offer a fabulous way to travel. Raring to go? Check out our FAQs below to start planning your trip to Geneva from London.

London to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 11h 47m to travel from London to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 462 miles (744 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from London to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from €81 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 05m
Price€81 - €438
Distance462 miles (744 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationGeneva
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaBus

London to Geneva train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Geneva for Saturday 24th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:22 London St-Pancras20:01 Genève CornavinEurostar 9018 Eurostar Get tickets8h 39m, 4 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras20:35 Genève CornavinEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets8h 31m, 2 changes
12:24 London St-Pancras21:29 Genève CornavinEurostar 9024 Eurostar Get tickets8h 05m, 1 change
08:19 London St-Pancras17:29 Genève CornavinEurostar 9010 Eurostar Get tickets8h 10m, 1 change
11:04 London St-Pancras19:35 Genève CornavinEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets7h 31m, 2 changes
14:31 London St-Pancras07:31 Genève CornavinEurostar 9032 Eurostar Get tickets16h 00m, 2 changes
07:55 London St-Pancras17:29 Genève CornavinEurostar 9008 Eurostar Get tickets8h 34m, 1 change
08:04 London St-Pancras16:35 Genève CornavinEurostar 9114 Eurostar Get tickets7h 31m, 2 changes
10:24 London St-Pancras19:35 Genève CornavinEurostar 9018 Eurostar Get tickets8h 11m, 3 changes
10:24 London St-Pancras20:35 Genève CornavinEurostar 9018 Eurostar Get tickets9h 11m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from London to Geneva

Train tickets from London to Geneva start at €81 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €348.09.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price172.48
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price215.90
on the day
avg. single price348.09

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 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 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 to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between London and Geneva is 11 hours and 47 minutes, with around 5 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 and Geneva by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Geneva is 8 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Geneva cost?

Train tickets from London to Geneva can start from as little as €81 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 London to Geneva?

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

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

The first train from London to Geneva leaves at 10:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Geneva leaves at 17:16. 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 and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from London to Geneva 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 Geneva to London.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Geneva for a typical week day using timetable data for 24/10/2020. 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 19/10/2020 for travel on 10/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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