Geneva to Lyon bus

Cheap bus tickets from Geneva to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Dec 09

Cheapest

11

Average

19

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Geneva to Lyon is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
09:40PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h10 11:50PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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111One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:30PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h20 02:50PMLyon
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121One-way
08:15PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h15 10:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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341One-way

Bus schedule from Geneva to Lyon

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12:30PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h20 02:50PMLyon
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08:15PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h15 10:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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09:40PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h10 11:50PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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Bus times from Geneva to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Dec 09

Fastest Journey

2 h 10 m

Average

2 h 15 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

112 km

Of the 3 buses that leave Geneva for Lyon every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
09:40PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h10 11:50PMLyon, Gare Perrache
0 transfers
111One-way
2nd Fastest
08:15PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h15 10:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache
0 transfers
341One-way
12:30PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h20 02:50PMLyon
0 transfers
121One-way

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Overview: Bus from Geneva to Lyon

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$12 (€11)
frequencyBus frequency7 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 7 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. RegioJet, Flixbus, Ouibus, Union Ivkoni International, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, SNCF | Autocar, Eurolines France, Alsa or BlaBlaCar Bus

Buses from Geneva to Lyon cover the 69 miles (112 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 10 min with our travel partners like STUDENT AGENCY k. S. RegioJet, Flixbus, Ouibus, Union Ivkoni International, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, SNCF | Autocar, Eurolines France, Alsa or BlaBlaCar Bus. Normally, there are 7 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $11 (€10), but the average price of bus tickets is $12 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

Bus providers: Student Agency, Alsa and BlaBlaCar Bus from Geneva to Lyon

You can travel by bus between Geneva and Lyon with Student Agency, Alsa and BlaBlaCar Bus for as low as $11 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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RegioJet is the leading bus company in the Czech Republic. Choose from the following ticket fare options for your next bus from Geneva to Lyon: Low Cost, Standard, Fun & Relax, Relax and Business.

Find the perfect Student Agency bus from Geneva to Lyon for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Student Agency bus schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest bus to Lyon from Geneva. You can also check relevant travel information for the Student Agency bus, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Student Agency bus tickets online. You can expect to travel around 69 miles (112 km) on this route and your Student Agency Geneva to Lyon bus ticket can cost as little as $11 (€10) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Student Agency tickets from Geneva to Lyon in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Student Agency bus tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

Geneva to Lyon bus information with Student Agency:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 20 min
  • Average Price: $11
  • Student Agency frequency: 1 a day

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

Bus information from Geneva to Lyon with BlaBlaCar Bus:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 30 min
  • Average Price: $11
  • BlaBlaCar Bus frequency: 1 a day

Alsa is the main provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

  • Average Price: $11

Buses from Geneva to Lyon

Buses in Europe are a convenient and affordable way to travel, with companies offering a variety of domestic and international routes. Buses from Geneva to Lyon are operated by Flixbus, Ouibus, and Eurolines. There are regular departures throughout the day, from early morning until late in the evening on every day of the week. The journey time between the two cities is between 2:15 h and 2½ hours, depending on the bus that is chosen. All buses depart from Geneva's Place Dorcière bus station. Ouibus journeys arrive at Lyon's Gare Perrache, while FlixBus journeys arrive at Lyon Gare Sncf Part Dieu. All buses from Geneva to Lyon are direct. Buses from Geneva to Lyon usually cost between €9-€14.

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Average prices for buses from Geneva to Lyon when you book in advance

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€9

1 Day in Advance

€9

1 Week in Advance

€9

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€9

1 Month in Advance

€9

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€9

Geneva to Lyon Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than both the bus and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 2:15 h to arrive in Lyon.

  • autobus Most Geneva to Lyon buses are run by Flixbus, Eurolines, or Ouibus.
  • autobus All buses are direct, depart from Geneve Place Dorcière bus station and arrive at either Lyon's Gare Perrache or Gare Sncf Part Dieu.
  • autobus Traveling from Geneva to Lyon by bus takes as little as 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Geneva to Lyon bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Taking the Bus from Geneva

Geneva's primary bus station is located at Place Dorcière, located in central Geneva at the edge of the Paquis district and within walking distance of both Lake Geneva and of Gare Cornavin, the main train station. There are local bus stops nearby. Geneva's efficient bus and tram networks run until midnight each day. There is a special night bus service on some routes on Friday and Saturday nights. Taxis are more expensive and are available at stands throughout the city.

Getting into Lyon by Bus

Lyon is one of France's most beautiful and historic cities. The view from Fourviere basilica is spectacular. Old Lyon, on the banks of the Saone river, offers the visitor a host of Renaissance sights. Buses from Geneva to Lyon arrive at the main bus station, which is located at Perache Railway Station just to the south of the city centre. There are connections to the city's Metro, bus and tram services from the station and the journey to the city centre is about 10 minutes, or half an hour on foot. Taxis are available at designated taxi stands. Most public transport runs until midnight, while there are also selected bus routes which run all night on weekends.

Travel Tips: Bus to Lyon from Geneva

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FAQs

Travel by bus between Geneva, Switzerland and Lyon, France is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Lyon from Geneva restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Geneva?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Lyon, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

The above information was last checked on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Lyon from Geneva closer to your date of departure here

The restriction level for your return bus to Geneva, Switzerland from Lyon is: Unrestricted.

Is my return bus into Geneva from Lyon restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Lyon?

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Geneva from Lyon closer to your date of departure here here.

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Geneva to Lyon buses for as little as $11 (€10)  in the next 7 days.
The Geneva to Lyon bus ticket price is on average $12 (€11)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
The Geneva to Lyon bus distance is approximately 69 miles (112 km).
The Geneva to Lyon bus duration is on average 2 h 10 min, which is to be expected when traveling 69 miles (112 km) between Geneva and Lyon. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Genève   and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Genève, located approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center of Geneva. The most popular arrival bus station in Lyon, called Lyon, Gare Perrache, is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from its city center.

If you're looking for buses from Geneva to Lyon, you can rely on STUDENT AGENCY k. S. RegioJet, Flixbus, Ouibus, Union Ivkoni International, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, SNCF | Autocar, Eurolines France, Alsa or BlaBlaCar Bus to get you to Lyon. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Geneva to Lyon route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 7 direct buses per day from Geneva to Lyon with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. And you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your bus ticket.
The average number of buses departing Geneva for Lyon is 7 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Geneva to Lyon bus departs at 7: 25 PM   and the last bus from Geneva to Lyon leaves at 7: 25 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Geneva to Lyon on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
You can find buses between Geneva and Lyon to cost on average $12 (€11) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Geneva to Lyon bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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