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Geneva, the all-in-one destination

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Getting there You can get to Geneva from Nice, Zurich and Avignon. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 03:05 AU$104
From Venice 06:46 AU$67
From Milan 03:53 AU$51
From Nice 06:19 AU$94
From Zurich 02:43 AU$116
From Avignon 02:54 AU$93
From Lyon 01:42 AU$46
From Marseille 03:31 AU$88
From Basel 02:39 AU$103
From Lucerne 02:45 AU$92
From Verona 05:46 AU$67
From Montpellier 03:48 AU$88
From Bern 01:41 AU$60
From Lausanne 00:33 AU$27
From Aix En Provence Tgv 03:16 AU$88
From Padua 06:31 AU$67
From Olten 02:12 AU$98
From Valence 02:35 AU$54
From Visp 02:09 AU$70
From Antibes 06:00 AU$94
From Cannes 05:49 AU$94
From St Gallen 03:54 AU$139
From Toulon 04:30 AU$107
From Leuk 01:57 AU$64
From Nimes 03:20 AU$93
From Stresa 02:57 AU$51
From Winterthur 03:17 AU$126
From Vicenza 06:13 AU$67
From Grenoble U.gieres 01:54 AU$42
From Aix Les Bains 01:03 AU$25
From Vevey 00:57 AU$33
From Aigle 01:05 AU$39
From Neuchatel (loc) 01:05 AU$63
From Bourg En Bresse 01:14 AU$45
From Culoz 00:54 AU$19
From Montreux 00:53 AU$35
From Bellegarde 00:26 AU$14
From Rolle 00:26 AU$17
From Morges 00:27 AU$22
From Yverdon 00:46 AU$52
From Chambery 01:17 AU$28
From Fribourg 01:19 AU$49
From Solothurn 01:43 AU$83
From Sierre/siders 01:48 AU$62
From Grenoble 01:54 AU$42
From Nyon 00:13 AU$11
From Montmelian 01:43 AU$32
From Sion 01:28 AU$56
From Bex 01:20 AU$43
From Martigny 01:22 AU$49
From Biel 01:23 AU$74
From St Maurice 01:27 AU$44
From Brig 01:55 AU$73

Getting around From Geneva, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Nyon 00:17 AU$11
To Rolle 00:26 AU$17
To Bellegarde 00:35 AU$14
To Morges 00:38 AU$22
To Lausanne 00:50 AU$27
To Vevey 01:06 AU$33
To Neuchatel (loc) 01:08 AU$63
To Montreux 01:09 AU$35
To Aigle 01:20 AU$39
To Fribourg 01:22 AU$49
To Biel 01:27 AU$74
To Yverdon 01:32 AU$38
To Martigny 01:42 AU$49
To Bern 01:45 AU$60
To Lyon 01:55 AU$46
To La Chaux De Fonds 01:58 AU$60
To Sierre/siders 02:08 AU$62
To Bex 02:10 AU$43
To Sion 02:11 AU$56
To Olten 02:13 AU$83
To St Maurice 02:16 AU$44
To Visp 02:26 AU$70
To Leuk 02:31 AU$64
To Solothurn 02:31 AU$83
To Brig 02:35 AU$73
To Basel 02:39 AU$103
To Zurich 02:48 AU$102
To Lucerne 02:49 AU$92
To Leysin 02:52 AU$52
To Stresa 02:56 AU$51
To Interlaken 03:12 AU$95
To Romans Bourg De Peag 03:15 AU$58
To Culoz 03:16 AU$19
To Winterthur 03:20 AU$126
To Spiez 03:22 AU$75
To Aix Les Bains 03:28 AU$24
To Engelberg 03:42 AU$107
To Chambery 03:43 AU$28
To Amberieu 03:48 AU$32
To Macon 04:02 AU$59
To Montmelian 04:07 AU$32
To St Gallen 04:08 AU$139
To Chateau D'oex 04:09 AU$51
To Champery 04:10 AU$56
To Grenoble U.gieres 04:33 AU$40
To Gstaad 04:36 AU$60
To Les Diablerets 04:39 AU$53
To Grenoble 04:45 AU$40
To Bourg En Bresse 04:47 AU$32
To Milan 04:53 AU$51
To Valence 05:02 AU$54
To Chur 05:04 AU$130
To Zweisimmen 05:10 AU$68
To Zermatt 05:22 AU$113
To Aix En Provence Tgv 05:32 AU$76
To Verona 05:45 AU$149
To Nimes 06:24 AU$68
To Avignon 06:26 AU$66
To Lugano 06:36 AU$167
To Montpellier 06:52 AU$76
To Venice 06:58 AU$67
To Rome 07:13 AU$189
To Toulon 07:24 AU$87
To Paris 07:40 AU$94
To Marseille 07:55 AU$76
To Barcelona 08:06
To St Raphael 08:07 AU$98
To Cannes 08:33 AU$94
To Toulouse 08:36 AU$104
To Vicenza 08:40 AU$96
To Antibes 08:44 AU$94
To Padua 08:58 AU$106
To Nice 09:06 AU$94
To St Pierre Des Corps 09:13 AU$70
To Angers 09:55 AU$168
To Lourdes 10:27 AU$179
To Bologna 12:35 AU$115
To Munich 12:44 AU$241
To Florence 14:33 AU$131

While you're there

An all-in-one destination located at the heart of Europe, Geneva offers visitors a heady mix of unforgettable experiences set against a natural backdrop that is unrivalled worldwide. Here, it takes just one hour to travel from the banks of the largest lake in Western Europe to the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe! Geneva is also home to the European headquarters of the United Nations and to more than 200 international organizations.

With its breathtaking views, Geneva will surprise you in a thousand and one ways! From the famous 140m Jet d’Eau to the legendary Mont Blanc, via picturesque country lanes and wine trails, the magical and equally variable views will simply amaze you. Look no further, Geneva is THE unforgettable destination!

To feel the all-embracing air of freedom, there is nothing better than to visit the impressive Place des Nations. Continue your journey to the heart of the capital of peace and stop by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum for the full humanitarian experience.

If you get peckish, drop in one of numerous cafés and restaurants found in the old town.

Geneva is the paradise of prestige watchmaking! Internationally renowned for luxury watches, the city and its enchanting nooks and crannies sparkle in the sun. Emblematic places, museums, workshops, prestigious events as well as the world’s most beautiful hotels and boutiques offer a dazzling experience. Don’t miss the Patek Philippe Museum which will take you through five hundred years of watchmaking history!

Geneva Tourism & Conventions
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18. Geneva.
Tel: +41 (0) 22 909 70 00

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Geneva can be found.

Geneva railway station(s)

Geneva CFF Train Station

Geneva CFF Train Station

Address: Place de Cornavin 7 1201 Geneva

Opening hours: Not available

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains, Intercités
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled person, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Geneve Eaux Vives

Address: Avenue de la Gare des Eaux-Vives 9 1207 Geneva


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Customer reviews

  • "Milan to Geneva"    
    We wanted this travel leg of our trip for the scenery - and it didn't disappoint. Every part of the trip was beautiful, vines on the hill sides, mountain views etc. The ticket was delivered well before we left Australia, the train was on time (as usual). Everything was great  
  • "Easy and Relaxing"    
    Travelling in Europe is always a breeze when using the train. There were no delays or mucking around with baggage as I had it with me the whole time and I was able to sit back, relax and even have a little snooze whilst going from one country to another. It really is a great way to see the changing landscape.  
  • "Relaxing and comfortable"    
    Lovely relaxing train ride with good service. Perfect way to travel. Great views, nice lunch and arrived to our destination on time!  
  • "Geneva to Chamber- Challes"    
    We undertook this trip in late April, and were generally pleased with the trip. However, two issues did cause a little bit of concern. The first was that we were sent to Platform 8 to catch the train; it left from Platform 7. It was also disappointing that we could not book reserved seats for this trip. It was a clean and comfortable trip, and ran punctually.  
  • "Paris to geneva"    
    Train was very comfy and trip very smooth. No problems at all.  
  • "HIgh speed Paris to Geneva"    
    We enjoyed our trip on the fast train to Geneva which left on time from Gare du Lyon in Paris. Our seats were clean and comfortable. Our only complaint would be the small amount of bag storage which for a family of 5 from Australia travelling for a month meant our large bags took about 60% of the storage space for the entire car.  
  • "Train Travel in Europe"    
    Train travel in Europe was excellent. Zurich/Arosa/Zurich. Then, Zurich, Milano, Geneva, Lyon, Dijon, Paris, London. Trains in Switzerland even had phone/lap top chargers available at each seat. Just one minor disappointment; one of my seats was in a spot in the carriage where there was no window. Sometimes the train was high above the platform but I never had difficulty finding someone to help lift my heavy suitcase.  
  • "Journey continues in comfort"    
    Having arrived in Bern on time we then changed trains to go to Geneva. Easy tranfer by changing platforms. Bern to Geneva was very picturesque in areas. Geneva station central and we walked to our hotel.  
  • "Quick "    
    Enjoyed the fast and efficient trip from Gare de Lyon to Geneva. The early morning departure made it possible to get a lot done that day. It certainly was more convenient and cost effective than flying.  
  • "7 hour Food"    
    After booking 1st class tickets, we were looking forward to our trip, which was such a disappointment. We had a 7 hour journey, whilst the seating was very nice, around 1pm went down to dining car only to find out there was no food, the train was then totally packed. So we travelled for 7 hours with no food, only a minute packet of crisps and a bottle of coke, what a joke. Fly instead.  
  • "Australian Traveller"    
    The trip was fast comfortable and convenient. We had issues with our cabin luggage, there was insufficient room to store it. We had great difficulty in putting it on board and getting it off. It clouded an otherwise comfortable trip. We expected to receive a meal, we didn't receive one.  
  • "Great service. pity about bus"    
    I was really impressed with the service after the long and tedious bus trip from Geneva to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine due to track works. The staff were very apologetic and incredibly helpful. The free fruit and cold water helped compensate for the inconvenience. After that the TGV trip was amazingly pleasant. A great way to travel.  
  • "Travel Nice to Geneva"    
    There was nothing wrong with the trip. However, the system of not announcing the platform but 10 mins before the train leaves is highly annoying, especially as the waiting area / hall in Nice is terrible and not suited for any traveler - not enough seating available, in addition to the smell of cigarettes everywhere because they smoke directly in front of the entrance to the waiting hall - 'everyone' seems to smoke in France!  
  • "Good Trip"    
    it overall was a great trip - only challenge was the printing of the ticket, the carriage and seat number over ran each other and I wasn't sure where I was meant to sit....  
  • "Good Trip"    
    it overall was a great trip - only challenge was the printing of the ticket, the carriage and seat number over ran each other and I wasn't sure where I was meant to sit....  
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