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

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Train  •  2 h

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

$30 - $50

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Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 20 min

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

$5 - $65

3 alternative options

Bus Isilines  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Genève, Stand to St-Julien-en-G., SNCF D
  2. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon

$14 - $18

Rideshare  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Lyon 94 miles

$12

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lyon 94.4 miles

$20 - $30

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genève and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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The distance between Geneva and Lyon is 112 km. The road distance is 151 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 2 h and costs .

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The train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu takes 2 h 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 Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lyon is to train which takes 2 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 20 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Geneva to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 70.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Lyon every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h. TGV also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Lyon every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. 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. 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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
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, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $22
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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
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 - Bus station to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
tpg
Website
tpg.ch
Bus from Genève, Stand to St-Julien-en-G., SNCF
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tpg.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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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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