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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 Dec 8 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:45PMGeneve, Place Dorcière2h30 07:15PMLyon, Gare Lyon-Perrache
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$191One-way
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06:00PMGeneva4h30 10:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$161One-way

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Wed
Dec 8
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$16BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Dec 9
$18SNCF | TER
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Dec 10
$18SNCF | TER
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Dec 11
$18SNCF | TER
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Dec 12
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$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Dec 13
$35SNCF | TER
$8Flixbus
Tue
Dec 14
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$21BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Dec 15
$35SNCF | TER
$18Union Ivkoni International
Thu
Dec 16
$35SNCF | TER
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Dec 17
$35SNCF | TER
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Dec 18
$35SNCF | TER
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Dec 19
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$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Dec 20
$35SNCF | TER
$10Flixbus
Tue
Dec 21
$35SNCF | TER
$8Flixbus
Wed
Dec 22
$35SNCF | TER
$12Flixbus
Thu
Dec 23
$35SNCF | TER
$8Flixbus
Fri
Dec 24
$35SNCF | TER
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Dec 25
$35SNCF | TER
$8Flixbus
Sun
Dec 26
$35SNCF | TER
$8Flixbus
Mon
Dec 27
$35SNCF | TER
$10Flixbus

Travel Information between Geneva and Lyon

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $35
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $35 (€29) • 1 h 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCF | TER

Take a bus or train to travel 69 miles (112 km) to Lyon from Geneva. 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 $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this route 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 are the international travel restrictions for France due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Geneva and Lyon?

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 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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 12/6/21; 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 from Geneva to Lyon.

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

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from France?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from France?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Geneva, Switzerland was last verified on 11/29/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Geneva from Lyon.

What are the ways to get from Geneva to Lyon?

There are 2 travel options from Geneva to Lyon: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Geneva and Lyon?

The cheapest way to go to Lyon from Geneva is by taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:

A bus is generally $27 (€22) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $35 (€29) from Geneva to Lyon.

What is the quickest way from Geneva to Lyon?

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

There are alternative travel options to Lyon that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 10 min   of travel time.

How far is Lyon from Geneva?

You should expect to travel around 69 miles (112 km) between Geneva and Lyon.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Geneva to Lyon?

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Lyon is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Geneva to Lyon as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Geneva and in Lyon?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Geneva to Lyon depart from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu.
Which travel companies can get me from Geneva to Lyon?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Geneva to Lyon:

  • You can travel by bus between Geneva and Lyon with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Geneva to Lyon tickets for $8 (€7) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Geneva to Lyon with SNCF | TER. Cheap tickets can be found for $35 (€29) with SNCF | TER from Geneva to Lyon.
Is it possible to travel directly between Geneva and Lyon?

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Lyon with SNCF | TER with 10 direct trains per day.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Geneva to Lyon?
Looking to extend your trip from Geneva to Lyon? Many Omio customers who go from Geneva to Lyon usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Barcelona or Milan. If you're looking to explore Paris, Barcelona or Milan from Lyon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy my Geneva to Lyon one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $8 (€7) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $35 (€29) one way for this journey.

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.