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from Geneva to Lyon

You can get from Geneva to Lyon by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Geneva to Lyon on Aug 5 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:30PMGeneva0h15 05:45PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$131One-way
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08:00PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h15 10:15PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$91One-way
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07:00PMGeneva0h15 09:15PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$191One-way
01:15PMGeneva0h15 03:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$151One-way
07:30AMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere2h30 10:00AMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$131One-way

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Thu
Aug 5
$19SNCF | TER
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Aug 6
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Aug 7
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$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Aug 8
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$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Aug 9
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$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Aug 10
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Aug 11
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Aug 12
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Aug 13
$19SNCF | TER
$9STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
Aug 14
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Aug 15
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Aug 16
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Aug 17
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Aug 18
$19SNCF | TER
$6BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Aug 19
$19SNCF | TER
$6Flixbus
Fri
Aug 20
$19SNCF | TER
$6Flixbus
Sat
Aug 21
$19SNCF | TER
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Aug 22
$19SNCF | TER
$6Flixbus
Mon
Aug 23
$19SNCF | TER
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Aug 24
$19SNCF | TER
$7Flixbus

Travel Information between Geneva and Lyon

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $37 (€29) • 1 h 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCF | TER

Take a bus or train to travel 69 miles (112 km) between Geneva and Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 52 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or SNCF | TER among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Geneva to Lyon.

How to get from Geneva to Lyon

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Geneva to Lyon there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 60,88% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Geneva to Lyon. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Lyon, France from Geneva, Switzerland?

International travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon if traveling from Geneva?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Lyon, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 8/3/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Geneva and Lyon.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Geneva, Switzerland from Lyon, France?

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

Is my journey back to Geneva from Lyon restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Geneva from Lyon?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 7/29/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Geneva from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Geneva to Lyon?

You can travel from Geneva to Lyon 2 different ways: bus or train.

How far is it from Geneva to Lyon?

The Geneva to Lyon distance is around 69 miles (112 km).

When traveling to Lyon from Geneva, where do I depart from Geneva and where do I arrive in Lyon?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Geneva to Lyon:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Geneva, Eaux-Vives to Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Most travelers take a train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu.
Which travel operators can get me to Lyon from Geneva?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Geneva to Lyon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Lyon by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Geneva to Lyon for $9 (€7) on Omio.
  • SNCF | TER can take you to Lyon by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCF | TER from Geneva to Lyon for $37 (€29).
Can I find a direct route between Geneva and Lyon?

Yes, there are direct services available from Geneva to Lyon with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find direct trains with SNCF | TER.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lyon as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Geneva to Lyon.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Lyon from Geneva ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Geneva to Lyon often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Barcelona or Milan. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Geneva and Lyon itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lyon and any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket from Geneva to Lyon online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Geneva to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $9 (€7) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $37 (€29) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Geneva to Lyon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

What is the cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lyon?

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lyon is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $9 (€7) compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A bus is generally $28 (€22) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $37 (€29) from Geneva to Lyon.

What is the quickest way to get from Geneva to Lyon?

The fastest way to get to Lyon from Geneva is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 52 min.

Other travel options to Lyon can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 10 min   on average.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Lyon
Geneve, Cornavin
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