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Cheap bus tickets and times from Lyon to Geneva

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Fastest Journey

1 h 29 m


2 h 24 m

Buses per day



112 km

Cheap bus tickets from Lyon to Geneva start from $7 with an average ticket price of $10.

The fastest bus from Lyon to Geneva takes 1h 29m in comparison to an average duration of 2h 24m and covers a distance of 112 km.

17 buses leave Lyon for Geneva every day with 17 travelling directly.

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Bla Bla Bus

Overview: Bus from Lyon to Geneva

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 14 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$20 (€17)
frequencyBus frequency12 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 8 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Ourbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or SNCF | Autocar

Buses from Lyon to Geneva cover the 69 miles (112 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 14 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Ourbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or SNCF | Autocar. Normally, there are 12 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $20 (€17), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $11 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Lyon, Perrache Bus Station and arrive in Geneva, Eaux-Vives.

Bus providers: BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus and Alsa from Lyon to Geneva

Find the best buses to Geneva from Lyon with Omio's travel partners BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus and Alsa from $11 (€10). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

Bus information from Lyon to Geneva with Alsa:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 14 min
  • Cheapest Price: $39
  • Alsa frequency: 1 a day

 Coach from Lyon to Geneva

On average, 8 buses leave Lyon for Geneva daily, predominantly as direct connections. The distance between Lyon and Geneva is about 70 miles, and the journey lasts around 2 and a half hours. However, the time could either be more or less depending on the coach taken, as well as the traffic situation along the route. Buses that involve a change are, of course, the slowest.

How long is the journey by bus from Lyon to Geneva?

Buses from Lyon to Geneva take approximately 2 hours 39 minutes to cover the 70 mile journey. The fastest bus plying the route between these two destinations takes 2 hours 15 minutes, and it usually leaves Lyon at around 5:00 p.m, arriving in Geneva just after 7:00 p.m. Some coaches involve changes, thus taking up to 3 hours to cover the distance.

How many coaches are there from Lyon to Geneva?

The number of bus connections from Lyon to Geneva varies between 8 and 10 from Tuesday to Sunday. All connections on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are direct, but there is one change each on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The frequency of trips between the two cities drops drastically to only three on Mondays. The earliest coach leaves Lyon at around 6:00 a.m. and reaches Geneva mid-morning. The last bus connection leaves Lyon for Geneva at around 7:15 p.m.

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Lyon to Geneva?

Departure bus station: Buses from Lyon to Geneva have Gare Perrache as their main departure point. The station lies about 1.9 miles from the town center, and travelers can easily access it via bus, metro or light rail. The bus stop boasts public telephone booths, a bar and fast-food joints, a tobacco shop, and newspaper stands, among other amenities.

Arrival bus station: Coaches that arrive in Geneva from Lyon stop at the Place Dorcière.  The terminal is about 290 meters from the Geneva city center and is easily accessible by walking. There are numerous restaurants, souvenir shops and world-class restaurants around it.

Which coach providers travel from Lyon to Geneva?

Two coach providers, Blablabus and Eurolines, offer comfortable connections for buses from Lyon to Geneva. Blablabus departs Lyon mainly from the Gare Perrache, arriving in Geneva at the Place Dorcière. The earliest Blablabus connection leaves Lyon for Geneva at around 6:00 a.m. for the journey, lasting 2 hours 30 minutes. The last trip by the same operator departs Gare Perrache at just after 5:00 p.m., arriving at Place Dorcière in Geneva at a quarter past 7:00 p.m. Eurolines offers the second fastest, cheapest connection. The first trip departs mid-morning, and the last one departs ar about 4:00 p.m.

Blablabus and Eurolines Lyon to Geneva

Blablabus runs 8 to 10 trips per day from Lyon to Geneva, with the earliest trip leaving Lyon for Geneva from Gare Perrache at about 6:00 a.m. The last coach arrives in Geneva at roughly 7:15 p.m.  Most of the trips are direct connections, although there are single changes on most days.

Eurolines coaches run 2 trips daily from Lyon to Geneva, both of them as direct connections. The departure points are at the Gare Perrache and the Lyon Aéroport. The first bus leaves just before 10:00 a.m., and the last one leaves Lyon for Geneva at around 4:00 p.m.

Lyon to Geneva Coach: Services on Board

Blablablus is fully-accessible with a simple booking procedure. Those who want to pay a little extra can reserve a seat of their choice, particularly if front row seats with spacious legroom are required. The operator does not allow pets on board, aside for service animals. Bikes are only allowed if they are foldable and have protective covers. The company welcomes passengers with disabilities.

Eurolines offers reservations for those who want to travel in comfort, with the first four rows having enough legroom to allow for stretching. These coaches don't allow bikes on board, and guide dogs are the only pets allowed on board.

FAQs: Bus from Lyon to Geneva

FAQs: Take the bus from Lyon to Geneva with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Lyon to Geneva.
Cheap bus tickets from Lyon to Geneva can start from as little as $11 (€10) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Lyon to Geneva is $20 (€17); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Lyon to Geneva bus travel time is 2 h 14 min   for the 69 mile (112 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Lyon to Geneva leaves at 5: 45 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Lyon to Geneva leaves at 9: 30 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Geneva without having to change trains with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus or Alsa. There are 8 direct buses from Lyon to Geneva each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the route from Lyon to Geneva you can take a bus with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Ourbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or SNCF | Autocar. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services from Lyon to Geneva on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Lyon, Perrache Bus Station, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Geneva, Eaux-Vives, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Geneva from Lyon is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 14 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Lyon to Geneva by bus is February.
You have options as you can travel from Lyon to Geneva 2 different ways: train or bus.

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