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

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Bus  •  2h 5m

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

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Train  •  2h 8m

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

Rideshare  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Lyon 148.9 km

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lyon 148.5 km

Geneva to Lyon by bus

81 Weekly Buses
2h 5m Average Duration
€7 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lyon is to rideshare which costs SFr 10 and takes 2h 3m.

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The fastest way to get from Geneva to Lyon is to drive which takes 1h 36m and costs SFr 27 - SFr 40.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Lyon, Perrache Bus Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 5m.

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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 2h 8m.

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The distance between Geneva and Lyon is 150 km. The road distance is 148.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lyon without a car is to bus which takes 2h 5m and costs SFr 7 - SFr 21.

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The bus from Geneva to Lyon, Perrache Bus Station takes 2h 5m including transfers and departs every two 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 bus which takes 2h 5m and costs SFr 7 - SFr 21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 65 and takes 2h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 149.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Lyon, Perrache Bus Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €13 - €19 and the journey takes 2h 5m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu every 3 hours. Tickets cost €55 - €100 and the journey takes 2h 8m. TGV inOui 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 848 44 66 88
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en
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
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€30 - €45
1st Class
€50 - €65
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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Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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BlaBlaCar Bus

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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
RegioJet
Phone
+420 222 222 221
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Lyon Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
https://regiojet.com/
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
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, Perrache Bus 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 149 km. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Geneva to Lyon.

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There are 2888+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at €31 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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