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There are 4 ways to get from Lyon to Geneva by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Genève - Lyon-Part-Dieu / ...

$35 - $45

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Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva 106 / ...

$5 - $65

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Genève 94.6 miles

$10 - $15

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Geneva 93.4 miles

$20 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Geneva is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 1 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Geneva is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Geneva. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and arriving at Gare de Genève. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Geneva is 112 km. The road distance is 149.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs 31€ - 36€.

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The train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève takes 1 h 51 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lyon to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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Lyon to Geneva train services, operated by Sncf, depart from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Geneva is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs 31€ - 36€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 70.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Geneva, Switzerland?

Sncf operates a train from Lyon to Geneva every 2 hours, and the journey takes 1 h 51 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon to Geneva 5 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Six other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Sncf
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Sncf
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Bus from Lyon-Part-Dieu-Gare-Rou to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
internorte.pt
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Lyon to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Lyon to Geneva train services, operated by Sncf, arrive at Gare de Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Geneva is 149 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Lyon to Geneva.

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There are 397+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lyon and Geneva. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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