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

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Train  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...

50€ - 90€

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Rideshare  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Lyon 149.7 km

10€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 25m

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

10€ - 75€

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lyon 150.5 km

17€ - 26€

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lyon is to rideshare which costs SFr 11 and takes 2h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Lyon is to drive which costs SFr 19 - SFr 28 and takes 1h 36m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Geneve and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 52m.

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The distance between Geneva and Lyon is 112 km. The road distance is 150.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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The train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu takes 1h 52m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lyon is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 10 - SFr 80 and takes 2h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 112.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu every 3 hours. Tickets cost 50€ - 90€ and the journey takes 1h 52m. TGV inOui also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Lyon, Lyon Perrache hourly. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 2h 25m. Four other operators also service this route.

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.

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Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
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 Geneva to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Geneva to Lyon, Perrache
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Eurolines FR
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 24€
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eurolines.ch
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Genève to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Lyon is 151 km. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Geneva to Lyon.

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There are 1394+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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