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from Lyon to Geneva

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

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Geneva on Nov 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:15AMLyon, Gare Lyon-Perrache2h30 12:45PMGeneve, Place Dorcière
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$191One-way
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10:15AMLyon, Gare Lyon-Perrache2h30 12:45PMGeneve, Place Dorcière
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$191One-way
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08:38AMLyon Part Dieu1h57 10:35AMGeneva
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$351One-way
06:34PMLyon Part Dieu2h01 08:35PMGeneva
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$351One-way
05:38PMLyon Part Dieu1h57 07:35PMGeneva
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$351One-way

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Mon
Nov 29
$35SNCF | TER
$8Flixbus
Tue
Nov 30
$35SNCF | TER
$19Union Ivkoni International
Wed
Dec 1
$35SNCF | TER
$12Flixbus
Thu
Dec 2
$35SNCF | TER
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Dec 3
$35SNCF | TER
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Dec 4
$35SNCF | TER
$5Flixbus
Sun
Dec 5
$35SNCF | TER
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Dec 6
$35SNCF | TER
$8Flixbus
Tue
Dec 7
$35SNCF | TER
$14Flixbus
Wed
Dec 8
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$8Flixbus
Thu
Dec 9
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$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Dec 10
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$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Dec 11
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$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Dec 12
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$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Dec 13
$26SNCF | TER
$8Flixbus
Tue
Dec 14
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$10Flixbus
Wed
Dec 15
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$22BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Dec 16
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$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Dec 17
$35SNCF | TER
$10Alsa
Sat
Dec 18
$35SNCF | TER
$12STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sun
Dec 19
$35SNCF | TER
$12BlaBlaCar Bus

Travel Information between Lyon and Geneva

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $35
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $35 (€29) • 1 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TER

Take a bus or train to travel 69 miles (112 km) to Geneva from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 56 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TER among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Lyon to Geneva.

Journey from Lyon to Geneva

The distance between Lyon to Geneva is 148.9 km. The average journey time via train is 2 hours and 12 minutes but direct train services traveling from Lyon to Geneva are the fastest, with a duration of just 1 hours and 44 minutes. So train journey is considered as the best mode of transport between these two cities. Remember, weekends and holidays have fewer direct train services when compared to the weekdays.

Buses from Lyon to Geneva

Flixbus, Eurolines, and ALSA, are the main providers operating bus services for traveling from Lyon and Geneva. The busses depart at several stations in Lyon. The destination station at Geneva is Gare Routière de Genève. Bus travel takes anywhere between 2 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours and there are frequent buses for traveling from Lyon to Geneva throughout the day starting from 6:00 am and running till 9:30 pm,

Trains from Lyon to Geneva

Several train providers operate trains from Lyon to Geneva, including SNCF. Trains depart at Lyon Part Dieu Train Station in Lyon and arrive at Genève-Cornavin in Geneva. On an average,15 trains pass between these two cities everyday. Direct trains for traveling from Lyon to Geneva are also available.

Flights from Lyon to Geneva

Traveling from Lyon to Geneva via plane takes about 1 hour. There are non-stop flights available from LYS-Lyon Saint-Exupery International Airport to Geneve-cointrin Airport. Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, and Swiss International Airlines are the few flight providers operating direct flights from Lyon to Geneva.

How to get from Lyon to Geneva

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Lyon to Geneva there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 57,83% 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 Lyon to Geneva. 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
Is international travel between Lyon, France and Geneva, Switzerland allowed?

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

Is international entry into Geneva from Lyon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

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

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 11/28/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Lyon and Geneva closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to France from Geneva, Switzerland?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Switzerland?

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

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

Requirements for reentering France:

  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Lyon, France was last verified on 11/28/21. 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 Lyon from Geneva.

How do I get from Lyon to Geneva?

There are 2 ways to get from Lyon to Geneva: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Geneva is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Geneva:

Taking a bus is usually $30 (€25) less than taking a train to Geneva, which costs on average $35 (€29) for the same trip.

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

The quickest way to travel to Geneva from Lyon is by train, which takes on average 1 h 56 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 15 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Lyon to Geneva?

Geneva is approximately 69 miles (112 km) away from Lyon.

How many services a day are there from Lyon to Geneva?

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Geneva is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Lyon at Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Geneva at Geneva, Eaux-Vives.
  • Trains most often depart from Lyon at Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Geneva at Genève.
Which travel companies can get me from Lyon to Geneva?

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

  • You can take a bus from Lyon to Geneva with BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for $5 (€4) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Lyon to Geneva.
  • You can go to Geneva from Lyon by train with SNCF | TER. You'll see cheap train tickets for $35 (€29) with SNCF | TER from Lyon to Geneva on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Lyon to Geneva?

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

  • You'll find 10 direct trains a day to Geneva with SNCF | TER.

Direct services to Geneva 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.

Where should I go next after I travel between Lyon and Geneva?
Omio customers who travel from Lyon to Geneva often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Milan or Zurich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Geneva and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy my Lyon to Geneva one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Lyon to Geneva, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $5 (€4) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $35 (€29) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lyon to Geneva online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.