The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Lyon to Geneva is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 2 buses that leave Lyon for Geneva every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||69 miles (112 km)|
|Average bus duration||2 h 14 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$12 (€11)|
|Bus frequency||10 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 10 direct buses a day|
|Bus companies||SNCF | TGV Lyria, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF | Autocar, Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Ouibus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Union Ivkoni International, Alsa, RegioJet or Infobus|
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 SNCF | TGV Lyria, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF | Autocar, Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Ouibus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Union Ivkoni International, Alsa, RegioJet or Infobus. Normally, there are 10 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $12 (€11), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $11 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Geneva, Eaux-Vives.
For as little as $11 (€10) you can travel by bus to Geneva from Lyon with Alsa, Student Agency and BlaBlaCar Bus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
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.
RegioJet is the leading bus company in the Czech Republic. Choose from the following ticket fare options for your next bus to Geneva from Lyon: Low Cost, Standard, Fun & Relax, Relax and Business.
One of the best ways to travel from Lyon to Geneva is by taking a bus with Student Agency. Omio helps you find the ideal Student Agency bus from Lyon to Geneva by showing you Student Agency current bus schedules and timetables, the bus tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Lyon to Geneva journey. You can expect to travel 69 miles (112 km) to Geneva from Lyon on a bus with Student Agency. If you are using the Omio app to search for buses from Lyon to Geneva, you can check straight away if the Student Agency ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the bus station. Once you’ve found that perfect bus, book your Student Agency bus ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Lyon to Geneva!
Student Agency from Lyon to Geneva bus information:
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a bus company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the buses include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.
Lyon to Geneva bus information with BlaBlaCar Bus:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Travel between Lyon, France and Geneva, Switzerland by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Geneva from Lyon before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Geneva to Lyon is: Unrestricted
Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
What are the requirements?
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Lyon from Geneva here.
Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneva, Eaux-Vives.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu, which is located around 2 miles (3.3 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Geneva, Eaux-Vives, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center.
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