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Taking the train from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva in 8 hours 4 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 12 hours 36 minutes to travel the 463 miles (746 km) from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva by train, although you can get there in as little as 8 hours 4 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 18 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either Eurostar, TGV or SNCF. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva start from €275.50 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Geneva? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 12h 36m to travel from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 463 miles (746 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from €275.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 4m
PriceFrom €275.50
Distance463 miles (746 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train00:05
Last train18:23
Departure stationLondon Victoria Coach Station
Arrival stationGeneva
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsEurostar, Flixbus, SNCF, tgv_lyria

Eurostar, SNCF, TGV Lyria and TGV trains from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva

You can travel from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva on Eurostar, SNCF, TGV Lyria and TGV 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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Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

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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).

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TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Cheap train tickets from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva

The price of train tickets from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva starts at €275.50 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 Victoria Coach Station 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 Victoria Coach Station 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 Victoria Coach Station to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between London Victoria Coach Station and Geneva is 12 hours and 36 minutes, with around 18 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 Victoria Coach Station and Geneva by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva is 8 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva cost?

Train ticket prices from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva can start from as little as €275.50 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 Victoria Coach Station to Geneva?

No, there are no direct train services from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva. Travelling from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva leaves at 18:23. 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 Victoria Coach Station and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from London Victoria Coach Station to Geneva cover a distance of around 463 miles (746 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Geneva to London Victoria Coach Station.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London Victoria Coach Station 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 10/18/2018 for travel on 10/18/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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