Genève / Geneva to Verona by train

Take the daily direct train from western Switzerland to the jewel of northern Italy



From Genève/Geneva-Cornavin to Verona Porta Nuova

Travel Information

This train is usually scheduled to depart from Geneve daily at 07:39; if this timing doesn't suit take a later train from Geneve to Milano and connect there for Verona

Final Destination: Venezia S. Lucia

The train also calls at: Milano and Brescia and Peschiera del Garda for Lake Garda

1 x direct train per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 4 months ahead of the travel date

This train is usually scheduled to depart from Geneve daily at 07:39, so target that time when looking up this journey, if you want to take the direct service; it will also be possible to book the end-to-end journey with a connection for Milano.

If you're heading to the historic heart of Venice/Venezia, take care that you book tickets to Venezia-S. Lucia station and not to Venezia Mestre.

Reservations will automatically be assigned when booking ticket, but rail pass users will need to make reservations prior to boarding, though if possible avoiding booking them at a Swiss station due to the booking fee which will be charged.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trenitalia from €39

Trenitalia Guide

Trenitlalia is the national rail operator in Italy and in addition to its cheaper types of ticket; it also typically offers other discounts available to non-Italians, which include:

  • Group Offers, provides for a discount of up to 50% when 3-5 Adults travel together.
  • Family Offer for when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 11 and under.
  • The Children Free Offer is available for journeys by Frecce trains, when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 15 and under.
    Those aged 15 and under travel for free, but the Adults will need to purchase full price 'Base' tickets.
Trainline from €39

Trainline Guide

Omio from €39

Omio Guide

Omio is an online ticket agency which offers tickets for rail journeys in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain.

The three key advantages of using Omio are

  • it offers prices in multiple currencies
  • it usually offers price comparison with other modes of travel including flights and buses
  • when visiting Europe, you can book journeys in multiple countries in one transaction.

The disadvantage of booking with Omio is that it often adds a booking fee to the final price; therefore when it does so without offering a price advantage, SMTJ doesn't tend to offer Omio as a booking option.

Happy rail from €39

Happy rail Guide

Happy Rail is a Netherlands rail ticket agency which sells tickets for both national and international journeys within a range of countries including Belgium France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland.

HappyRail doesn't charge booking fees in the conventional sense, but if you're not Dutch you can expect to pay additional transaction fees, which will be added to the total cost.
That's because the most common form of online payment used in The Netherlands is 'iDEAL' and HappyRail doesn't charge a transaction fee for 'iDEAL' payments, but only Dutch residents can sign up to 'iDEAL'.
Other forms of payment include Visa debit cards will incur a fee.

Rail Europe from €39

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLake viewsLandscape (Hills / Mountains)
Looking over Lake Geneva south of Lausanne Looking over Lake Geneva south of Lausanne
Between Montreux and Vevey Between Montreux and Vevey
North of Sion North of Sion
Passing through the vineyards north of Brig Passing through the vineyards north of Brig
South of The Simplon Tunnel South of The Simplon Tunnel
Arriving in Domodossola Arriving in Domodossola
Lake Maggiore north of Stresa Lake Maggiore north of Stresa
Lake Maggiore south of Stresa Lake Maggiore south of Stresa

This is an enchanting journey, which tends to get overlooked, but not by ShowMeTheJourney, as it's been included in our list of Europe's Most Epic Express Train Journeys.

It's a train ride with multiple highlights, the first of which occurs after Lausanne when there are some great views over Lake Geneva, from the right of the train.

Then between Sion and Visp, the train threads through valleys lined with vineyards...

...that video was filmed from a train travelling in the opposite direction, but it gives a great idea of what to expect on this journey.

Shortly after departure from Brig the train will travel through The Simplon Tunnel - which for much of the 20th century was the world's longest railway tunnel.

The train then travels through a spectacular valley between the tunnel and Domodossola

If your reserved seat is on the left of the train (when facing the direction of travel) there are some fabulous views over Lake Maggiore either side of Stresa.

Though this video only gives a sense of the view of the islands that can be seen by the lake shore to the north of Stresa station; and also shows why we have tried and failed to photograph these islands, as glimpses of then can only be snatched through the trees.

Then later, before Desenzano station look out for a fleeting, but fabulous view over Lake Garda.

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