You can get from Lyon to Geneva by train, bus or flight.
To get from Lyon to Geneva on 21 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||69 miles (112 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£4 - £26|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £4 • 2 h 15 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £26 • 1 h 56 min|
|Popular travel companies||BlaBlaCar 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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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.
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,
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.
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.
Travel from Lyon, France to Geneva, Switzerland is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.
The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
Return travel to Lyon, France from Switzerland is: Partially open.
Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
Requirements for reentering France:
All travellers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
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.
There are 2 ways to travel between Lyon and Geneva including taking a coach or train.
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.
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.
The Lyon to Geneva distance is approximately 69 miles (112 km).
The average frequency per day from Lyon to Geneva is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling 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:
Yes, there are direct routes from Lyon to Geneva with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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.