How to travel from Lyon to Geneva

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from Lyon to Geneva

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

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To get from Lyon to Geneva on Dec 04 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:35AMLyon, Gare Perrache2h10 06:45AMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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04:35AMLyon, Gare Perrache2h10 06:45AMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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08:38AMLyon Part Dieu1h57 10:35AMGeneva
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06:34PMLyon Part Dieu2h01 08:35PMGeneva
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04:45PMLyon2h14 06:59PMGeneva
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Travel Information from Lyon to Geneva

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $24 (€22) • 1 h 57 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€22) • 1 h 57 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TER

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 69 miles (112 km) between Lyon and Geneva. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 57 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip 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

Travel between Lyon, France and Geneva, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from France enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Geneva from Lyon?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Geneva, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Lyon to Geneva.

The current restriction level for returning to Lyon, France from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Lyon, France from Geneva, Switzerland?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Lyon from Geneva?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Lyon, France regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Lyon from Geneva here.

There are 4 travel options from Lyon to Geneva: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Lyon and Geneva is by taking a train with an average price of $24 (€22).

This is compared to other travel options to Geneva:

A train is generally $3 (€3) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $27 (€25) from Lyon to Geneva.

The quickest way to travel between Lyon and Geneva is by train, which takes on average 1 h 57 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h.

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

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Geneva is:

  • Around 10 buses per day.
  • Around 11 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Lyon, Gare Perrache and tend to arrive in Geneva, Eaux-Vives.
  • Trains from Lyon to Geneva most often leave from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Genève.

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

  • You can travel by bus between Lyon and Geneva with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Lyon to Geneva tickets for $27 (€25) on Omio.
  • You can go to Geneva from Lyon by train with SNCF | TER. You'll see cheap train tickets for $24 (€22) with SNCF | TER from Lyon to Geneva on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 10 direct buses a day to Geneva with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.
  • You'll find 9 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 journey.

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.

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $27 (€25) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $24 (€22) one way for this route.

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

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