Genève / Geneva to London by train

How to take the thrilling high speed rail journey between these cities

The only viable route involves crossing Paris city centre to make the transfer from one high speed train to another.



From Genève/Geneva-Cornavin to London St Pancras International

Travel Information

There is no hiding that the departure times of the Eurostars on from Paris aren't conveniently arranged to connect with the Lyria trains which head to the French capital from Geneve.
Those who don't want to rush will appreciate the unavoidable need to spend 2hr 30 to 3hr 30mins in Paris between trains, so there will be contingency time to make the transfer across Paris from the Gare De Lyon, which is where the Lyria train will arrive, to the Gare Du Nord, which is where the Eurostar will depart from.

5 x connections per day

Change trains in: Paris


Book Early And Save: Yes

Online bookings open: 4 months ahead

The Geneve to London tickets do not include the transfer across Paris.

The very cheapest tickets tend to sell out particularly quickly on this route; they're more likely to be available if you can travel on a Tuesday - Thursday, or are happy to set off from Geneve early in the morning.

The price below is for a one way fare - if you're booking a return ticket, it's likely you will be offered a cheaper price in each direction.

On Trainline the main station in Geneve/Geneva is named 'Genéve-Cornavin'.

Eurostar does not sell tickets for this journey.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trainline from €79

Trainline Guide

Rail Europe from €79

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLandscape (Hills / Mountains)High Speed (partial journey)

Good to Know

Aim to be at Geneve a minimum of 15 mins before departure, you may have to pass through immigration control before boarding this train.

Final Destination: Paris

All trains also call at: Bellegarde

Journey Features

High Speed (total journey)

Good to Know

As a consequence of the Covid-19 crisis Eurostar is operating a particularly limited timetable for the time being - further information is available on

Note that these trains depart from the Gare Du Nord.

Final Destination: London St Pancras

Some trains also call at: Ashford International or Ebbfleet International (these station calls have been suspended until 2023)

Note that London is in a different time zone to mainland Europe, it is one hour behind - so when looking at a timetable the journey will look as though it's an hour shorter.

Checking in:

Eurostar requests that holders of Standard Class And Standard Premier tickets check-in a minimum of 30mins before departure, and 45mins before departure on weekends and holidays.
It is up to you to allow time to pass through check-in and board the train.

If you have a Business Premier ticket, Eurostar recommends that you only have to check-in 10 mins before departure.

At Gare Du Nord the check in and waiting area for the Eurostar (the 'Hall Du Londres') is at an upper level, above the main concourse.
The access to this upper level is some distance from the voies (platforms/tracks) that the Eurostars depart from.
The escalators leading up to Eurostar departures are located at the rear wall of the station building - on opposite side of the concourse to voies/platforms/tracks 14 - 15.

Between Lille and The Channel Between Lille and The Channel
Crossing the Medway Viaduct on a grey day Crossing the Medway Viaduct on a grey day
The view of the Queen Elizabeth II road bridge The view of the Queen Elizabeth II road bridge

It's not a scenic journey, but it is a journey with distinct phases and highlights:

1: There is little to see from the high speed lines in France, particularly after Lille (the trains to Paris will rush through Lille Europe station).

2: The train will slow down as it approaches The Channel Tunnel.

Announcements are no longer made that the train is about to enter the tunnel.

The journey through the tunnel will take around 22 mins.

3: As the train nears Ebbsfleet International station, comes the scenic highlight of the journey - the crossing of the River Medway on a high bridge.

4: After Ebbsfleet International (which can only be seen from the right) the train will enter a tunnel under the River Thames.

As the train exits this tunnel, from the left, the Queen Elizabeth II road bridge can be seen.

5: For most of the final 8 -10 mins of the journey the trains use tunnels to enter London (Stratford International station is located between the tunnels).

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