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from Lyon to Geneva

You can get from Lyon to Geneva by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Geneva on 21 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:00Lyon, Gare Perrache2h15 19:15Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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£71One-way
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11:00Lyon, Gare Perrache2h45 13:45Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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£41One-way
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11:00Lyon, Gare Perrache2h15 13:15Geneva
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£81One-way
06:30Lyon, Gare Perrache2h30 09:00Geneva
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£101One-way
06:30Lyon, Gare Perrache3h00 09:30Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
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£71One-way

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Wed
20 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£9Flixbus
Thu
21 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
22 Oct
£19SNCF | TER
£6Flixbus
Sat
23 Oct
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£6Flixbus
Sun
24 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£6Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£4BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
26 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£6Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£4Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
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£6Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£6Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£26SNCF | TER
£6STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sun
31 Oct
£19SNCF | TER
£6Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£19SNCF | TER
£6BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
2 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
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£4BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
7 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4Flixbus
Tue
9 Nov
£26SNCF | TER
£4Flixbus

Travel Information to Geneva from Lyon

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £26
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £26 • 1 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TER

Take a coach or train to travel 69 miles (112 km) from Lyon to Geneva. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 56 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TER among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Lyon to Geneva.

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Journey from Lyon to Geneva

The distance between Lyon to Geneva is 148.9 km. The average journey time via train is 2 hours and 12 minutes but direct train services travelling from Lyon to Geneva are the fastest, with a duration of just 1 hours and 44 minutes. So train journey is considered as the best mode of transport between these two cities. Remember, weekends and holidays have fewer direct train services when compared to the weekdays.

Buses from Lyon to Geneva

Flixbus, Eurolines, and ALSA, are the main providers operating bus services for travelling from Lyon and Geneva. The busses depart at several stations in Lyon. The destination station at Geneva is Gare Routière de Genève. Bus travel takes anywhere between 2 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours and there are frequent buses for travelling from Lyon to Geneva throughout the day starting from 6:00 am and running till 9:30 pm,

Trains from Lyon to Geneva

Several train providers operate trains from Lyon to Geneva, including SNCF. Trains depart at Lyon Part Dieu Train Station in Lyon and arrive at Genève-Cornavin in Geneva. On an average,15 trains pass between these two cities everyday. Direct trains for travelling from Lyon to Geneva are also available.

Flights from Lyon to Geneva

Travelling from Lyon to Geneva via plane takes about 1 hour. There are non-stop flights available from LYS-Lyon Saint-Exupery International Airport to Geneve-cointrin Airport. Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, and Swiss International Airlines are the few flight providers operating direct flights from Lyon to Geneva.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Switzerland due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to Geneva from Lyon?

Travel from Lyon, France to Geneva, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Geneva from Lyon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Geneva, 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

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

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

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

Are there restrictions on reentering France from Geneva, Switzerland due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to Lyon, France from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Switzerland?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Lyon, France was last verified on 19/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Lyon from Geneva.

How do I go from Lyon to Geneva?

There are 2 ways to travel between Lyon and Geneva including taking a coach or train.

How do I get from Lyon to Geneva the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Geneva, which costs on average £4.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Geneva:

A coach journey is usually £23 less than a journey to Geneva by train, which costs on average £26 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Lyon to Geneva?

The fastest way from Lyon to Geneva is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 56 min.

Other travel options between Lyon and Geneva can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Geneva by coach can take on average 2 h 15 min.

What is the distance from Lyon to Geneva?

The Lyon to Geneva distance is approximately 69 miles (112 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Lyon to Geneva?

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Geneva is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Lyon and Geneva as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Lyon to Geneva?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Lyon to Geneva:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Geneva, Eaux-Vives.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Genève.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Lyon to Geneva?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon to Geneva, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for coaches to Geneva. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Lyon to Geneva tickets on Omio for £4.
  • SNCF | TER can get you to Geneva by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TER from Lyon to Geneva for £26 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Geneva from Lyon?

Yes, there are direct routes from Lyon to Geneva with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Geneva with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can find 10 direct trains per day to Geneva with SNCF | TER.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Geneva tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Geneva from Lyon?
Omio customers who travel from Lyon to Geneva often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Milan or Zurich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Geneva and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy Lyon to Geneva tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between Lyon and Geneva, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £4 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £26 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lyon to Geneva online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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