|Distance||69 miles (112 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 56 min|
|Average train ticket price||£26 (€29)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCF | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 by train between Lyon, France and Geneva, Switzerland is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
The restriction level for your return train to Lyon, France from Geneva is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of reentry:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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