There are 5 ways to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneve-Aeroport to Lyon Ouibus

$9 - $22

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$40 - $68

Bus Isilines  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon

$18 - $23

Rideshare  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Le Grand-Saconnex to Lyon 96.8 miles

$12

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon 95.3 miles

$20 - $30

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneve-Aeroport and arriving at Lyon. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Genève-Aéroport and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Lyon is 111 km. The road distance is 152.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 55 min and costs .

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The bus from Geneve-Aeroport to Lyon takes 2 h 55 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Geneve-Aeroport station.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon is to bus which takes 2 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 7 min.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Lyon station.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 69.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

What companies run services between Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland and Lyon, France?

Eurolines CH operates a bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon 3 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h. inOui TGV also services this route once daily.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneve-Aeroport to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Geneva Airport to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Geneva - Airport to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Le Grand-Saconnex to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon is 153 km. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon.

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

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