Paris to Geneva Train Tickets



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Surround yourself in the serenity of the Swiss Alps by taking a trip from Paris to Geneva by train during your next European vacation getaway! Operated by SNCF in partnership with Swiss Federal Railways, TGV Lyria high-speed trains are among the fastest in the world, capable of whisking you to Switzerland’s second-largest city in as little as 3 hours and 2 minutes’ time. While en route, you’ll experience superior comfort from your First or Standard Class seat as you enjoy the many exceptional onboard services at your disposal.

Nestled in Switzerland’s famous Alpine region, Geneva mixes natural scenic beauty with time-honored sophistication. The home of the World Trade Organization headquarters, this predominantly French-speaking city has scores of posh hotels, boutique shops, chocolatiers, fine jewelers and fine dining options for you to discover. The Museum of Art and History, Jet d’Eau water fountain, St. Pierre Cathedral and Jardin Anglais public park are just a few of the various attractions Geneva has to offer.

Purchase your “SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation” right here. After receiving your ticket by email, simply print it out from home, present it at the station, and you’re all set to travel from Paris to Geneva by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


Trains depart in 1- to 3-hour intervals, with an average of 6 direct-route departures daily

Travel time

3 hours and 2 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations

Paris Gare de Lyon and Genève-Cornavin

Train features

TGV Lyria high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 320km/h
Ticket Fares

The “SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation” is available in adult and child rates for single trips in either First or Second Class. There are three ticket fare options to choose from:

SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation - High Flex

Fully refundable prior to the departure date

SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation - Mid Flex

Refundable up to 1 day prior to the departure date (a cancellation fee applies)

SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation - Non Flex

No refunds allowed
Ticket Classes

Second Class

  • Comfortable, standard-quality seats with head and foot rests
  • Access to the food and bar coach for a variety of hot meals, light snacks, sweets and beverages
  • Friendly, efficient customer service

First Class

  • Spacious, premium-quality reclining seats with added legroom for maximum comfort
  • Food and beverage service at your seat (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Complimentary “welcome aboard” drink
  • Free daily newspapers and magazines
  • Access to the SNCF Grand Voyageur Lounge in Paris’s Gare de Lyon station
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 (inclusive) are eligible for a reduced fare. Children under the age of 4 who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Quality food and drink service in the TGV Lyria bar coach, featuring a wide selection of snacks, salads and hot meals as well as hot and cold drinks
  • Individual power socket, fold-down table and courtesy reading lamp at each seat
  • Convenient luggage storage spaces at each seat
  • Designated family seating areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • Baby changing facilities
Additional Details

Seat reservations

Your SNCF e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

E-Ticket Delivery

Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document by email, which you can print at home and is valid for travel from Paris to Geneva by train.

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