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Timetable Lyon to Geneva

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06:00AMLyon3h00 09:00AMGeneva
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06:00AMLyon3h00 09:00AMGeneva
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06:30AMLyon, Gare Perrache3h00 09:30AMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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06:30AMLyon, Gare Perrache4h30 09:00AMGeneva
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06:45AMLyon2h15 09:00AMGeneva
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08:45AMLyon, Gare Perrache2h15 11:00AMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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11:00AMLyon, Gare Perrache2h45 01:45PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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11:00AMLyon, Gare Perrache4h15 01:15PMGeneva
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11:30AMLyon1h45 01:15PMGeneva
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11:30AMLyon0h15 01:45PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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01:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache3h00 04:30PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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01:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache4h30 04:00PMGeneva
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05:00PMLyon, Gare Perrache2h15 07:15PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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07:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache2h45 10:15PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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07:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache4h15 09:45PMGeneva
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08:00PMLyon0h15 10:15PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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08:00PMLyon1h45 09:45PMGeneva
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The fastest buses from Lyon to Geneva

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Fastest Journey

15 m

Average

2 h 41 m

Buses per day

17

Distance

112 km

Of the 17 buses that leave Lyon for Geneva every day 17 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 41 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 15 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 30 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.

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08:00PMLyon0h15 10:15PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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$171One-way
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11:30AMLyon0h15 01:45PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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$171One-way
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11:30AMLyon1h45 01:15PMGeneva
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$241One-way
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08:00PMLyon1h45 09:45PMGeneva
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$241One-way
08:45AMLyon, Gare Perrache2h15 11:00AMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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$141One-way

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Tue
Jul 27
$37SNCF | TER
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
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Jul 28
$19SNCF | TER
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Jul 29
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
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Jul 30
$19SNCF | TER
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
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Jul 31
$19SNCF | TER
$9STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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$19SNCF | TER
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
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$19SNCF | TER
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$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
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$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
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$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
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Aug 6
$19SNCF | TER
$6Flixbus
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$6BlaBlaCar Bus
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Aug 8
$19SNCF | TER
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Aug 9
$19SNCF | TER
$6Flixbus
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Aug 10
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
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Aug 11
$19SNCF | TER
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Aug 12
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
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Aug 13
$19SNCF | TER
$6Flixbus
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Aug 14
$19SNCF | TER
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Aug 15
$19SNCF | TER
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
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Aug 16
$19SNCF | TER
$6Flixbus

The cheapest buses from Lyon to Geneva

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Cheapest

$10

Average

$15

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 Lyon to Geneva will cost around $ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 10.

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01:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache3h00 04:30PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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$101One-way
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11:00AMLyon, Gare Perrache2h45 01:45PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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$101One-way
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05:00PMLyon, Gare Perrache2h15 07:15PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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$101One-way
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07:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache2h45 10:15PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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$101One-way
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06:45AMLyon2h15 09:00AMGeneva
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$111One-way

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Bus Information between Lyon and Geneva

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$8 (€7)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, Ouibus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, RegioJet, Eurolines France or Infobus

Buses from Lyon to Geneva cover the 69 miles (112 km) long route taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Ouibus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, RegioJet, Eurolines France or Infobus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $8 (€7)], you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Geneva, Eaux-Vives.

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Bus between Lyon and Geneva with FlixBus and Student Agency

FlixBus and Student Agency buses will get you between Lyon and Geneva from $6 (€5). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

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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 from Lyon to Geneva.

Looking to travel by bus from Lyon to Geneva? Omio can help you find that perfect route with FlixBus. Check Omio to see current FlixBus bus schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Lyon to Geneva bus and book FlixBus tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a bus between Lyon and Geneva, you can expect to travel 69 miles (112 km) one-way with FlixBus. If you search for buses between Lyon and Geneva in the Omio app, you can check if the FlixBus 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. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest bus with FlixBus, we do the work for you to get you safely to Geneva from Lyon. Book that perfect Lyon to Geneva bus now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with FlixBus!

FlixBus has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your FlixBus tickets from Lyon to Geneva and when traveling by bus:

  • 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

 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.

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FAQs
Is travel by bus currently allowed from Lyon, France to Geneva, Switzerland?

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

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

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 7/21/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus from Lyon to Geneva before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to France from Geneva, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Geneva to Lyon is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to France from Switzerland?

Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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

Last checked on 7/26/21. 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.

How much are cheap buses to Geneva from Lyon?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Geneva from Lyon for as low as $6 (€5)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus to Geneva from Lyon?
If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Lyon to Geneva bus to cost on average $8 (€7)  one way.
How far is Geneva from Lyon by bus?
The bus distance from Lyon to Geneva is around 69 miles (112 km).
How many hours is the bus time to Geneva from Lyon?
The bus time from Lyon to Geneva is on average 2 h 20 min  for the 69 miles (112 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Lyon and Geneva by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure bus station in Lyon and arrival bus station in Geneva?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Lyon Part Dieu   and arrive in Geneva, Eaux-Vives.

Where do I find the Lyon bus station to Geneva? Where is the Geneva bus station?

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

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Geneva, Eaux-Vives and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the bus station to the city center in Geneva.

What bus companies go from Lyon to Geneva?
Take the Lyon to Geneva bus with Flixbus, Ouibus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland, RegioJet, Eurolines France or Infobus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the trip to Geneva from Lyon as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I find a direct bus from Lyon to Geneva?
Yes, you can look for direct buses from Lyon to Geneva with Eurolines Switzerland  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
What are the first and last departure bus times from Lyon to Geneva?
You can take the earliest bus from Lyon to Geneva at 5: 35 AM   or take the last bus from Lyon to Geneva leaving at 5: 30 PM. Look for the latest Lyon to Geneva bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.
How early should I buy bus tickets from Lyon to Geneva to score the best deals?
If you buy the Lyon to Geneva bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $8 (€7). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Lyon to Geneva. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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