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How to travel from London to Geneva by train

Want to travel from London to Geneva by train? Start your journey with us.

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. It may be quicker to fly, but the train can take you from one city centre to another in 7 hours and 29 minutes. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way, usually in Paris, as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Hop on a high-speed Eurostar at London St Pancras, and relax as you're whisked through the Channel Tunnel and into France. After a change of station in Paris, you'll jump on a TGV-Lyria train to continue your journey across the border to Geneva.  

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.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start a search for cheap train tickets from London to Geneva with us today. Or keep reading for train timetables, FAQs and more information about the journey.

London to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 11h 5m to travel from London to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 462 miles (744 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from London to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from €79 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 58m
PriceFrom €79
Distance462 miles (744 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
First train07:01
Last train20:01
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationGeneva
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus

Cheap train tickets from London to Geneva

The price of train tickets from London to Geneva starts at €79 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 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 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 5 minutes, with around 11 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 6 hours and 58 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Geneva cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Geneva can start from as little as €79 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 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 07:01. 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 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 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Geneva 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 01/29/2022 for travel on 01/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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