Lyon to Geneva train

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Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Geneva

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Lyon to Geneva is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
SNCF | TGV Lyria
16:123h17
Lyon Part Dieu
19:29Geneva station
£811One-way
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
20:263h03
Lyon Part Dieu
23:29Geneva station
£861One-way
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
18:123h17
Lyon Part Dieu
21:29Geneva station
£861One-way
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
12:123h17
Lyon Part Dieu
15:29Geneva station
£1051One-way
1 change

Train timetableLyon to Geneva

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 19 May
SNCF | TGV Lyria
12:123h17
Lyon Part Dieu
15:29Geneva station
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
16:123h17
Lyon Part Dieu
19:29Geneva station
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
18:123h17
Lyon Part Dieu
21:29Geneva station
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
20:263h03
Lyon Part Dieu
23:29Geneva station
1 change

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Train times from Lyon to Geneva

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 3 m

Average

3 h 13 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

112 km

To travel from Lyon to Geneva you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
SNCF | TGV Lyria
20:263h03
Lyon Part Dieu
23:29Geneva station
£861One-way
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
16:123h17
Lyon Part Dieu
19:29Geneva station
£811One-way
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
18:123h17
Lyon Part Dieu
21:29Geneva station
£861One-way
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
12:123h17
Lyon Part Dieu
15:29Geneva station
£1051One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Lyon to Geneva

distanceDistance69 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£30 (€33)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF TER, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | Autocar, TGV or SNCF (3)

Trains from Lyon to Geneva cover the 69 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 52 min with our travel partners like SNCF TER, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | Autocar, TGV or SNCF (3). Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £23, but the average price of train tickets is £30. Travellers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Geneva.

Trains from Lyon to Geneva

With at least 13 trains moving people from Lyon to Geneva every day, rail travel is convenient for passengers using the route. The cities are approximately 70 miles apart. Journeys are between two and three hours.

Lyon to Geneva Train Time: Daily Departures

The daily departure times for trains from Lyon to Geneva are flexible, with the earliest train leaving at around 6:30 a.m. Passengers who prefer evening journeys should prepare to depart not later than 8:30 p.m.

For every hour from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., there's at least a train leaving Lyon. Trains depart after about two hours for the rest of the daytime.

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

The fastest trains travel directly to Geneva in just under two hours. Slower trains involve one change, extending the travel time by about 50 minutes.

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

Departure Train Station: The point of departure for trains from Lyon to Geneva is Lyon Part Dieu. Strategically positioned in the city centre, it’s the preferred train station for people leaving Lyon.

The city has direct access to Lyon Part Dieu via Lyon Metro and tramways T1, T3, and T4, enabling passengers from the old town to reach the train station in 20 minutes. If you’re coming from the Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, use the dedicated Rhônexpress tram service.

Among the available facilities include waiting rooms, baggage storage, toilets, shops, car parks, WiFi, facilities for people with reduced mobility, a police station, and more.

Arrival train station: Trains from Lyon drop Geneva passengers at the Geneve Train Station, popular as Cornavin. It's only five minutes walking distance or one tram to the heart of Geneva. If you are heading to the airport, you'll get there in 8 minutes by rail. The station is open 24/7, offering travellers facilities like cafes, restaurants, fast foods, luggage lockers, parking parks, shopping malls, and so forth.

Which Train Companies Travel From Lyon to Geneva?

Two train companies ply the Lyon-Geneva route every day. Most of the trains under SCNF TER offer direct journeys. All TGV Lyria travels have one change, making the trips considerably longer.

SCNF TER Lyon to Geneva

SCNF TER has 11 trains, ten of which are direct. The only journey with a connection breaks at Aix-les-Bains for passengers to change trains. Express trips take about two hours while the connection journey lasts just over 2 hours 50 minutes. Departure times spread between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

TGV Lyria Lyon to Geneva

Two trains operated by TGV Lyria ferry passengers from Lyon to Geneva every evening. The first one departs around 4:40 p.m. while the second one leaves two hours later. Both the journeys have a change at Bourg-en-Bresse, stretching the travel time to at least 2 hours 45 minutes.

Lyon to Geneva Trains: Services on Board

TER trains have toilets, air conditioning, just enough legroom, and space for your luggage and bike, but there's no restaurant. You can travel with at most two pets weighing not more than 6kg each for free. TER has accessibility features, special assistance, and priority policies for disabled individuals. The trains are exclusively second class.

For budget travel with TGV Lyria, book a second class ticket. First-class tickets offer extra comfort, convenience, space, and hot meals. The trains come with baby-changing facilities, accessible toilets, wheelchair spaces, a luggage compartment and additional storage space between and above the seats. Animal fare is not applicable for two pets maximum, weighing at most 6kg each.

How to find cheap train tickets from Lyon to Geneva

For the best bargains in train tickets, book in advance and avoid rush hour, holidays, and weekends. You may also want to explore connection trains. The journeys are typically slower but cheaper. 

FAQs: Lyon to Geneva train

FAQs: Travel by train from Lyon to Geneva easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Lyon to Geneva.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Geneva can start from as little as £23 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Lyon to Geneva is £30; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Geneva from Lyon is on average 1 h 52 min   for the 69 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Geneva from Lyon by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Lyon to Geneva leaves at 04: 38. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Lyon to Geneva leaves at 19: 38.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Geneva without having to change trains with SNCF TER or SNCF (3). There are 8 direct trains from Lyon to Geneva each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Lyon to Geneva with SNCF | TGV Lyria or TGV. Overall you can travel with the following companies: SNCF TER, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | Autocar, TGV or SNCF (3).
For the best Lyon to Geneva train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with SNCF TER, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | Autocar, TGV or SNCF (3). However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Lyon and Geneva to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 38.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu, which is located around 2 miles (3.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Geneva, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Geneva from Lyon is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 52 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Lyon to Geneva by train is August.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Lyon and Geneva including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Lyon and Geneva

Lyon
Geneva
The major railway station for departures from Lyon is Lyon Part Dieu. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Lyon Part Dieu for your trip to Geneva from Lyon.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Wed: 05: 00 - 20: 45 | Thu - Sat: 05: 00 - 21: 45 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 45
Public transport options for Lyon Part Dieu
Metro lines: A, B, C, D
Tram lines: T4, K240, T3, K100
Bus lines: 2960, C2, C3, C6, C9
Train lines: TGV, TGV Lyria, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER, Intercités, Eurostar, AVE
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 72401062
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Gare de Lyon-Perrache
Metro lines: A, B, C, D
Bus lines: 8, 31, 46, 49, 55, 60, 63, S1, C19, C21, C22
Tram lines: 1, 2
Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Intercités
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ParkingParking
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Lyon Part-Dieu, Gare RoutièreAccessibility
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