How to Travel From Geneva to Paris

TGV high-speed train in Paris
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Are you planning a trip from Geneva to Paris but are having trouble deciding whether it would make more sense to travel by plane, train, or car? Geneva is roughly 250 miles from Paris, which means taking the train or driving are perfectly feasible options, and can also be more enjoyable and leisurely modes of travel.


International carriers including Air France and Swiss Air and low-cost companies such as Easyjet offer daily flights from Geneva to Paris, arriving at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport.


You can get to Paris from Geneva by train in as little as 3 hours and 30 minutes via direct routes. Trains from Geneva to Paris arrive in central Paris at the Gare de Lyon station. Most of the time you'll need to transfer in Lyon, France, but from there the high-speed TGV train will rush you on to Paris in under two hours.


In smooth traffic conditions, it can take five hours or more to travel by car, but it can be a nice way to see stretches of Switzerland and Eastern France. Expect to pay somewhat hefty toll fees at several points throughout the trip, though.

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