The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Geneva to Lyon will cost around £ 26 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 26.
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1 h 52 m
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Of the 12 trains that leave Geneva for Lyon every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 112 km distance in an average of 2 h 4 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 52 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 52 m 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.
|Distance||69 miles (112 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 52 min|
|Average train ticket price||£24 (€27)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||SNCF | TER, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV Lyria|
Trains from Geneva to Lyon cover the 69 miles (112 km) long route taking on average 1 h 52 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TER, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV Lyria. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £24, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £13. Travellers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.
Planning a trip with trains from Geneva to Lyon will allow you to enjoy the spectacular scenery provided by the Swiss alps and the French countryside. There are about 15 daily trains that cater to the route from Geneva to Lyon.The first train departs at around 5:26 a.m. and the last one leaves at around 6:42 p.m. The average journey time is of just about 1 hour and 56 minutes.
When planning your trip with trains from Geneva to Lyon you might be interested in knowing about the various daily departures that cater to this route. Usually, you will be able to find at least 15 trains going from Geneva to Lyon leaving every day of the week. The first train departs at around 5:26 a.m. and the last one leaves at around 6:42 p.m.
The majority of the routes that go from Geneva to Lyon are direct, with just a few that require only one transfer. The average journey time for this trip 1 hour and 56 minutes, with the longest journey taking just a little over 3 hours.
Departure station: The Cornavin train station is Geneva's main station and is located right in the center of the city. It's within walking distance from all the main attractions.
Arrival station: Lyon Part Dieu is 1.5 miles from the city center and well connected by public transit.
Two train companies provide trains for the route from Geneva to Lyon. The SNCF TER is a regional train network that provides urban and regional passenger rail. The SNCF TGV Lyria is the carrier that connects the railway lines from France and Switzerland.
The SNCF TER train carrier allows its passengers to choose between first- and second-class tickets. The train is equipped with power sockets, large reclining chairs and ample space for luggage. This train carrier provides 13 daily trains for this route and it takes on average about 2 hours to arrive at the destination.
The SNCF TGV Lyria trains provide passengers with the choice between first-class business and second-class standard carriages. Moreover, the trains are equipped with a refurbished bar carriage and free WiFi. The trains also offer power sockets, large reclining chairs and ample space for luggage. This train carrier provides 2 daily trains for this route and it takes on average about 3 hours to arrive at the destination.
Both train carriers provide ample space needed for passengers to store their extra and bulky luggage in first and second class. In terms of carrying pets on board of the train, passengers are requested to check the various size requirements and respective fees for their specific pets ahead of their departure. Lastly, both train providers are fully accessible and assist passengers with limited mobility.
To save money on a trip with trains from Geneva to Lyon. book your tickets a few weeks or at least a month ahead of your desired departure date, remain flexible with the departure times and days in order to find multiple route options, and routes that require transfers may offer a more affordable price.
Travel by train between Geneva, Switzerland and Lyon, France is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 23/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Geneva and Lyon closer to your date of departure here.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lyon to Geneva is: Partially open
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
What are the entry requirements?
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 23/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Lyon to Geneva train here.
There are a few train stations in Geneva to start your route from including Genève and Geneva. In Lyon you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Genève, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Geneva. The most popular arrival train station in Lyon, called Lyon Part Dieu, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.
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