You can get from Lyon to Geneva by train, bus or flight.
To get from Lyon to Geneva on Dec 04 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||69 miles (112 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$24 - $27|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $24 (€22) • 1 h 57 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $24 (€22) • 1 h 57 min|
|Popular travel companies||BlaBlaCar 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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
Travel between Lyon, France and Geneva, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.
Conditions of entry into Switzerland:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:
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.
Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
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:
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:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Lyon to Geneva with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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