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

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Bus Ouibus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Chambéry Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Chambéry to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport Ouibus

$7 - $11

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 13 min

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

$49 - $75

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry N706

$16 - $27

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) 92.8 miles

$19 - $29

Towncar  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take a town car from Geneva Airport to Lyon Airport (LYS) 92.8 miles

$35 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) is to bus which costs SFr 6 - SFr 12 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) is to drive which costs SFr 19 - SFr 29 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS). However, there are services departing from Geneva - Airport and arriving at Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport via Chambéry. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Lyon Airport (LYS) is 98 km. The road distance is 148.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 10 min and costs SFr 6 - SFr 12.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS), including transfers.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Geneva - Airport station.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) is to bus which takes 3 h 10 min and costs SFr 6 - SFr 12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) is 148 km. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS).

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  • Distance: 61 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

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

You can take a bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) via Chambéry in around 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, SNCF operates a train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) every 3 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 51 min. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
Bus operators
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 Chambéry
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Chambéry to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
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 Geneva to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Geneva Airport to Lyon Airport (LYS)
Estimated price
$35 - $140

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