The cheapest buses from Geneva to Lyon

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Cheapest

$10

Average

$10

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Geneva to Lyon will cost around $ 10 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 10.

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12:25PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h50 03:15PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$101One-way

Timetable Geneva to Lyon

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Sep 29
$36SNCF | TER
$20Union Ivkoni International
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Sep 30
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Oct 1
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$27SNCF | TER
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$15Union Ivkoni International
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Oct 7
$36SNCF | TER
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Oct 8
$36SNCF | TER
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Oct 9
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Oct 10
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Oct 11
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Oct 12
$27SNCF | TER
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Oct 13
$27SNCF | TER
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Oct 14
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The fastest buses from Geneva to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

2 h 50 m

Average

2 h 50 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

112 km

Of the 1 buses that leave Geneva for Lyon every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 112 km distance in an average of 2 h 50 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 2 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:25PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h50 03:15PMLyon, Gare Perrache
0 changes
$101One-way

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Bus Information between Geneva and Lyon

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$9 (€7)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, RegioJet or Eurolines France

Buses from Geneva to Lyon cover the 69 miles (112 km) long route taking on average 2 h 10 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, RegioJet or Eurolines France. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $5 (€4), but the average price of bus tickets is $9 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

Bus companies

Student Agency and FlixBus buses from Geneva to Lyon

Travel between Geneva and Lyon from $5 (€4) with Omio’s bus partners Student Agency and FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

FlixBus
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Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Geneva and Lyon.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect bus with FlixBus from Geneva to Lyon for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest FlixBus bus schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Geneva to Lyon bus with FlixBus (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Geneva - Lyon trip and then book a cheap bus ticket with ease. The distance from Geneva to Lyon by bus is 69 miles (112 km). You can book tickets for this FlixBus bus for as low as $9 (€7) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for FlixBus tickets between Geneva and Lyon in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a bus. Book that perfect FlixBus Geneva - Lyon bus ticket online and enjoy your trip!

These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus between Geneva and Lyon:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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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Geneva to Lyon Bus Cost

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

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€9

1 Day in Advance

€9

1 Week in Advance

€9

2 Weeks in Advance

€9

1 Month in Advance

€9

3 Months in Advance

€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.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my bus to Lyon from Geneva?

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

What is the status of international entry into France from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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

When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/26/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus between Geneva and Lyon before traveling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Switzerland from Lyon, France?

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

Is my return bus into Geneva from Lyon restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/23/21. 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.

How much do cheap bus tickets from Geneva to Lyon cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Geneva to Lyon buses for as little as $5 (€4)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus from Geneva to Lyon?
If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Geneva to Lyon bus price to come in at an average of $9 (€7)  one way.
How far is it from Geneva to Lyon by bus?
You should expect to travel around 69 miles (112 km)  between Geneva and Lyon by bus.
How long is a bus between Geneva and Lyon on average?
On average the Geneva to Lyon bus travel time is 2 h 10 min  for the 69 miles (112 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What bus station in Geneva goes to Lyon? What bus station do I come into Lyon from Geneva?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Genève   and arriving in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

Where is the departure bus station in Geneva located? Where is the arrival bus station in Lyon located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Genève and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Lyon, Gare Perrache and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the bus station to the city center in Lyon.

What bus providers offer a service to Lyon from Geneva?
For the trip from Geneva to Lyon you can take a bus with Flixbus, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, RegioJet or Eurolines France. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services from Geneva to Lyon on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct bus from Geneva to Lyon?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Geneva to Lyon on Omio with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar, 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 purchase your bus ticket.
When can I take the first bus from Geneva to Lyon? When can I take the last bus for the day?
The earliest bus for this journey departs from Geneva at 10: 25 AM. The last bus leaves from Geneva at 7: 25 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Geneva to Lyon and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I book the Geneva to Lyon bus for the best deals on tickets?
If you purchase the Geneva to Lyon bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $9 (€7). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses to Lyon from Geneva. Look out for bus tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.