In partnership with international high-speed train service TGV Lyria, Eurostar passengers will now be able to travel from London to Geneva in just over 6 hours as Eurostar connects to Geneva via Lille. With four daytime services each week, the new Geneva service comes as a result of research based finding from Eurostar passengers showing a preference for Geneva as a destination. For those wishing to venture further, Geneva offers passengers an opportunity to connect with many more popular destinations in Switzerland, including the famous Eiger cog wheel mountain railway, Montreaux for the annual Jazz festival and the glitzy resorts of Davos and Gstaad.
The new route is the latest addition to Eurostar’s growing list of destinations, with the launch of a new service to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille starting in May next year, followed by Amsterdam in late 2016.
The new Swiss service will be followed by the refurbishment of Lille Europe station designed to significantly increase the capacity of the Eurostar terminal in order to accommodate growth in the number of connecting passengers. The new look Eurostar terminal will also be unveiled next year.
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar, said: “The new service 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 civilised 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-centre to city-centre travel and a generous baggage allowance, the new offer proposes an attractive alternative to flying.”
Return fares start from £116. For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 08432 186 186.