The cheapest trains from Geneva to Lyon

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£26

Average

£26

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.

Cheapest
12:14Geneva2h08 14:22Lyon Part Dieu
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£261One-way
Cheapest
19:30Geneva1h52 21:22Lyon Part Dieu
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£261One-way
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15:30Geneva1h52 17:22Lyon Part Dieu
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£261One-way
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07:14Geneva2h08 09:22Lyon Part Dieu
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£261One-way
Cheapest
06:14Geneva2h12 08:26Lyon Part Dieu
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£261One-way

Timetable Geneva to Lyon

Showing trains for tomorrow, Mon, 25 Oct
05:14Geneva2h08 07:22Lyon Part Dieu
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06:14Geneva2h12 08:26Lyon Part Dieu
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07:14Geneva2h08 09:22Lyon Part Dieu
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09:30Geneva1h52 11:22Lyon Part Dieu
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10:00Geneva2h52 12:52Lyon Part Dieu
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11:30Geneva1h56 13:26Lyon Part Dieu
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12:14Geneva2h08 14:22Lyon Part Dieu
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13:30Geneva1h52 15:22Lyon Part Dieu
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15:30Geneva1h52 17:22Lyon Part Dieu
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16:42Geneva2h10 18:52Lyon Part Dieu
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17:30Geneva1h52 19:22Lyon Part Dieu
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19:30Geneva1h52 21:22Lyon Part Dieu
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Sun
24 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
25 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
26 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£6BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
27 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£6BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
28 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£6BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
29 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£6STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
30 Oct
£13SNCF | TER
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
31 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£6BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
1 Nov
£19SNCF | TER
£6BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
2 Nov
£19SNCF | TER
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
3 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£6Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
5 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£6STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
6 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£6BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
7 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£6BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
8 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4Flixbus
Tue
9 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£9Flixbus
Wed
10 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£11Union Ivkoni International
Thu
11 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
12 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
13 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4BlaBlaCar Bus

The fastest trains from Geneva to Lyon

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

1 h 52 m

Average

2 h 4 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

112 km

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.

Fastest
19:30Geneva1h52 21:22Lyon Part Dieu
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£261One-way
Fastest
15:30Geneva1h52 17:22Lyon Part Dieu
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£261One-way
Fastest
17:30Geneva1h52 19:22Lyon Part Dieu
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£261One-way
Fastest
09:30Geneva1h52 11:22Lyon Part Dieu
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£261One-way
Fastest
13:30Geneva1h52 15:22Lyon Part Dieu
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£261One-way

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Train Information from Geneva to Lyon

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£24 (€27)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | 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.

 Trains from Geneva to Lyon

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. 

 Geneva to Lyon train times: daily departures

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.

How long is the journey by train from Geneva to Lyon?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Geneva to Lyon?

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. 

Which train companies travel from Geneva to Lyon?

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. 

SNCF TER Geneva to Lyon

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.

SNCF TGV Lyria Geneva to Lyon

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.

Geneva to Lyon trains: services on board

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.

How to find cheap train tickets from Geneva to Lyon?

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.

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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Geneva, Switzerland to Lyon, France?

Travel by train between Geneva, Switzerland and Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Lyon from Geneva restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Geneva?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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

What are the safety rules to follow in Lyon, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

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.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Switzerland from Lyon, France?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lyon to Geneva is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from France?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Lyon?

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

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

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

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.

What is the cost of cheap trains to Lyon from Geneva?
You can find a cheap train from Geneva to Lyon for some dates and times for as low as £13  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Geneva to Lyon?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Geneva and Lyon is £24  one way.
What is the distance from Geneva to Lyon by train?
The train distance from Geneva to Lyon is around 69 miles (112 km).
How long is the train from Geneva to Lyon?
On average the Geneva to Lyon train time is 1 h 52 min  covering the 69 miles (112 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Geneva and arrival train station in Lyon?

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.

Where is the train station in Geneva to go to Lyon? Where is the train station in Lyon located?

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.

Which train companies should I travel with from Geneva to Lyon?
Take the Geneva to Lyon train with SNCF | TER, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV Lyria. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Lyon from Geneva as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I book a direct train from Geneva to Lyon?
Yes, there are 10 direct trains per day to Lyon from Geneva, and you can find a direct train for this journey with SNCF | TER  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services are there to Lyon from Geneva a day?
The average number of trains departing Geneva for Lyon is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Geneva to Lyon? When is the last train from Geneva to Lyon?
The first train from Geneva to Lyon leaves at 05: 14   and the last train for this leaves at 18: 30. Omio shows you the latest train from Geneva to Lyon timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I purchase Geneva to Lyon train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book Geneva to Lyon train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £24. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Geneva to Lyon. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Lyon
Genève is the most popular Geneva railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Geneva for your journey to Lyon.