The best way to find a cheap train 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 5 trains that leave Lyon for Geneva every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
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|Distance||69 miles (112 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 56 min|
|Average train ticket price||$37 (€32)|
|Train frequency||13 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TER, SNCF or SNCF | Autocar|
Trains from Lyon to Geneva cover the 69 miles (112 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 56 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TER, SNCF or SNCF | Autocar. Normally, there are 13 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $37 (€32), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $37 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Genève.
SNCF (3) trains will get you from Lyon to Geneva from $37 (€32). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Make traveling in France as convenient as possible with SNCF, the country’s national train company. SNCF trains take you on a multitude of national, regional and local routes as well as international routes to Spain and Germany. There are many ticket types available, including the cheap Prem tickets, standard Loisir tickets and Pro tickets for greater flexibility. There are also discount cards like the Youth Card and Senior Card, which you can use on Omio when purchasing SNCF tickets.
SNCF offers value for money on routes between Lyon and Geneva, and we can help you find the best deals available. Simply check current SNCF train times for the 69 miles (112 km) long route, compare the best fares available, and buy your cheap Lyon to Geneva train ticket on Omio quickly and easily.
SNCF offers different types of trains on its routes, such as the TGV high-speed train, the classic Intercité and the TER, SNCF's regional train. On the state-of-the-art TGV trains that serve the major long-distance routes and the Channel Tunnel, you will find air-conditioned train cars with free WiFi, a bar, and an onboard restaurant amongst other onsite services.
Train information from Lyon to Geneva with SNCF (3):
With at least 13 trains moving people from Lyon to Geneva every day, rail travel is convenient for passengers using the route. The cities are approximately 70 miles apart. Journeys are between two and three hours.
The daily departure times for trains from Lyon to Geneva are flexible, with the earliest train leaving at around 6:30 a.m. Passengers who prefer evening journeys should prepare to depart not later than 8:30 p.m.
For every hour from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., there's at least a train leaving Lyon. Trains depart after about two hours for the rest of the daytime.
The fastest trains travel directly to Geneva in just under two hours. Slower trains involve one change, extending the travel time by about 50 minutes.
Departure Train Station: The point of departure for trains from Lyon to Geneva is Lyon Part Dieu. Strategically positioned in the city centre, it’s the preferred train station for people leaving Lyon.
The city has direct access to Lyon Part Dieu via Lyon Metro and tramways T1, T3, and T4, enabling passengers from the old town to reach the train station in 20 minutes. If you’re coming from the Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, use the dedicated Rhônexpress tram service.
Among the available facilities include waiting rooms, baggage storage, toilets, shops, car parks, WiFi, facilities for people with reduced mobility, a police station, and more.
Arrival train station: Trains from Lyon drop Geneva passengers at the Geneve Train Station, popular as Cornavin. It's only five minutes walking distance or one tram to the heart of Geneva. If you are heading to the airport, you'll get there in 8 minutes by rail. The station is open 24/7, offering travellers facilities like cafes, restaurants, fast foods, luggage lockers, parking parks, shopping malls, and so forth.
Two train companies ply the Lyon-Geneva route every day. Most of the trains under SCNF TER offer direct journeys. All TGV Lyria travels have one change, making the trips considerably longer.
SCNF TER has 11 trains, ten of which are direct. The only journey with a connection breaks at Aix-les-Bains for passengers to change trains. Express trips take about two hours while the connection journey lasts just over 2 hours 50 minutes. Departure times spread between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Two trains operated by TGV Lyria ferry passengers from Lyon to Geneva every evening. The first one departs around 4:40 p.m. while the second one leaves two hours later. Both the journeys have a change at Bourg-en-Bresse, stretching the travel time to at least 2 hours 45 minutes.
TER trains have toilets, air conditioning, just enough legroom, and space for your luggage and bike, but there's no restaurant. You can travel with at most two pets weighing not more than 6kg each for free. TER has accessibility features, special assistance, and priority policies for disabled individuals. The trains are exclusively second class.
For budget travel with TGV Lyria, book a second class ticket. First-class tickets offer extra comfort, convenience, space, and hot meals. The trains come with baby-changing facilities, accessible toilets, wheelchair spaces, a luggage compartment and additional storage space between and above the seats. Animal fare is not applicable for two pets maximum, weighing at most 6kg each.
For the best bargains in train tickets, book in advance and avoid rush hour, holidays, and weekends. You may also want to explore connection trains. The journeys are typically slower but cheaper.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu, which is located around 2 miles (3.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Genève, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.
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