On 14th December 2014, Eurostar will launch its new year-round service from London St. Pancras to Geneva via Lille, in partnership with international high-speed train service “TGV Lyria”. You can already buy Eurostar tickets for this London to Geneva (and Geneva to London!).
For me, this Eurostar Geneva service will provide an easy and stress-free way to travel to beautiful Geneva, without the pain of getting to and from the airport and waiting around for flights. I don’t know why but I find working on trains with their ever-changing views inspiring. I have yet to get much done on a plane. I probably put far too much energy in fearing a malfunction when the pilot throttles up and down!
With an easy connection on a “TGV Lyria” service in Lille Europe, passengers will be able to travel from London to Geneva in just over 6 hours with services specially timed to ensure a fast transfer between the two trains. Eurostar customer research revealed that Geneva is one of the most desirable destinations for UK travelers. Eurostar will be offering four daytime services each week from London to Geneva, enabling passengers can sit back, relax, and enjoy beautiful views of France and Switzerland before they arrive.
For those wishing to venture further, the new Eurostar route offers passengers a convenient way to travel to some of Switzerland’s most popular destinations, with simple onward connections from Geneva to Aigle, Martigny, Sion, Sierre, Visp and Brig.
The new Geneva route is the latest addition to Eurostar’s growing list of destinations, with a direct Eurostar service to Lyon and Marseille starting in May next year, followed by Amsterdam in late 2016. The new Swiss service coincides with the refurbishment of Lille Europe station designed to significantly increase the Eurostar terminal’s capacity to accommodate growth in the number of connecting passengers. The new-look Eurostar terminal will be unveiled in December this year.
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar, said: “Today’s announcement marks another major milestone in our ambition to encourage more people to travel further by high-speed rail. Our research shows a real appetite for a more civilized way to reach popular European destinations, and this new connecting service offers easy access for customers looking for a city break in Geneva or to reach some of the most spectacular ski resorts in Europe. With city-center to city-center travel and a generous baggage allowance, the new offer proposes an attractive alternative to flying.”
Return Eurostar London to Geneva fares start from £116 GBP.
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