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There are 7 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Nyon by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève Tgv

SFr 151 - SFr 267

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Geneva 479 / ...

SFr 25 - SFr 54

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Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve Tgv

SFr 95 - SFr 131

Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Nyon 488.1 km

SFr 55 - SFr 90

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Geneva  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Paris Nord
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Geneva (GVA) CDG - GVA

SFr 99 - SFr 270

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Geneva  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Gare D'austerlitz to Rungis La Fraternelle
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA

SFr 80 - SFr 216

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, train  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve

SFr 112 - SFr 287

Gare de Lyon to Nyon by trains

The train journey time between Gare de Lyon and Nyon is around 3h 47m and covers a distance of around 521 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 47m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and SNCF, the Gare de Lyon to Nyon train service departs from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives in Nyon. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 47m
Fastest train time:
3h 47m
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
SFr 155
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:18
Last train departs at:
12:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Nyon train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into Switzerland from France

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in France
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nyon is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nyon is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Nyon is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Nyon is to bus which costs 22€ - 50€ and takes 9h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Nyon is to train which costs 130€ - 250€ and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare de Lyon to Nyon. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Nyon via Geneve. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 33m.

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It is 399 km from Gare de Lyon to Nyon. It is approximately 488.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Nyon without a car is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs 130€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Gare de Lyon to Nyon, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Nyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Nyon is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs 130€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 50€ and takes 9h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Gare de Lyon to Nyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Nyon.
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  • Distance: 398.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Nyon, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève once a week. Tickets cost SFr 140 - SFr 270 and the journey takes 3h 12m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Geneva twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 30 - SFr 40 and the journey takes 8h 25m. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 230
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 170
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 200
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Website
Transilien
Train from Gare D'austerlitz to Rungis La Fraternelle
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
Transilien
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 24
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Nyon is 488 km. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Nyon.

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Air France offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 219+ hotels available in Nyon. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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