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Train Information between Lyon and Geneva

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£26 (€29)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TER, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Trains from Lyon to Geneva cover the 69 miles (112 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 56 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £26, but the average price of train tickets is £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Genève.

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. 

Travel Tips

Trains from Lyon to Geneva
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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Lyon and Geneva?

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

Is international entry into Geneva from Lyon restricted?

International entry 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?

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

The above information was last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Geneva from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Lyon, France from Geneva, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return train to Lyon, France from Geneva is: Partially open.

Is my return train 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Lyon from Geneva closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap trains between Lyon and Geneva cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Geneva from Lyon for as little as £26  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Lyon to Geneva?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Lyon to Geneva train to cost on average £26  one way.
What is the distance to Geneva from Lyon via train?
The train distance from Lyon to Geneva is around 69 miles (112 km).
How long is the train journey from Lyon to Geneva?
On average the train from Lyon to Geneva duration is 1 h 56 min  for the 69 miles (112 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Lyon goes to Geneva? Which train station do I come into Geneva from Lyon?

When departing from Lyon, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière. When arriving in Geneva, you can end your journey in train stations like Genève and Geneva.

Omio customers book a train from Lyon Part Dieu   to Genève   most frequently for this route.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Lyon Part Dieu, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Lyon.

The most popular arrival train station, Genève, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Geneva.

Which train providers can take me to Geneva from Lyon?
When taking a train from Lyon to Geneva, you can count on SNCF | TER, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV Lyria for the best way to get you to Geneva. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Geneva from Lyon and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there to Geneva from Lyon a day?
The average number of trains departing Lyon for Geneva is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Lyon to Geneva? When is the last train from Lyon to Geneva?
The first Lyon to Geneva train departs at 05: 38   and the last train from Lyon to Geneva leaves at 18: 38. Check out the most up-to-date Lyon to Geneva train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy train tickets between Lyon and Geneva to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets from Lyon to Geneva within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £26 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Lyon to Geneva a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lyon
Geneva
Lyon Part Dieu is the most popular Lyon 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 Lyon for your journey to Geneva.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Wed: 05: 00 - 20: 45 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 45 | Thu - Sat: 05: 00 - 21: 45
Connections to/from station
Train lines: TGV, TGV Lyria, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER, Intercités, Eurostar, AVE
Bus lines: 2960, C2, C3, C6, C9
Tram lines: T4, K240, T3, K100
Metro lines: A, B, C, D
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 8, 31, 46, 49, 55, 60, 63, S1, C19, C21, C22
Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Intercités
Tram lines: 1, 2
Metro lines: A, B, C, D