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Of the 9 bus that leave Geneva for Lyon every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 112 km distance in an average of 2h 19m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 1h 45m .
The slowest bus will take 3h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Geneva to Lyon will cost around £ 11 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
3 hours 44 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£7|
|Buses depart from:||Geneva|
|Bus arrives in:||Lyon|
|Bus Companies:||Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, Bla Bla Bus|
Buses from Geneva to Lyon are operated by both ALSA and by Eurolines France. There are regular departures throughout the day, from early morning until late in the evening on every day of the week. The journey time between the two cities is between 2 and a half and 3 hours, depending on the service that is chosen. All buses from Geneva to Lyon are direct services.
Geneva's primary bus station is Gare Routiere, located in central Geneva at the edge of the Paquis district and within walking distance of both Lake Geneva and of Gare Cornavin, the main train station. There are local bus stops nearby. Geneva's efficient bus and tram networks run until midnight each day. There is a special night bus service on some routes on Friday and Saturday nights. Taxis are more expensive and are available at stands throughout the city.
Lyon is one of France's most beautiful and historic cities. The view from Fourviere basilica is spectacular. Old Lyon, on the banks of the Saone river, offers the visitor a host of Renaissance sights. Buses from Geneva to Lyon arrive at the main bus station, which is located at Perache Railway Station just to the south of the city centre. There are connections to the city's Metro, bus and tram services from the station and the journey to the city centre is about 10 minutes, or half an hour on foot. Taxis are available at designated taxi stands and are more expensive. Most public transport runs until midnight, while there are also selected bus routes which run all night at weekends.