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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Ouibus / ...

$6 - $15

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h

  1. Tgv / ...

$30 - $50

Rideshare  •  2 h 3 min

  1. 94 miles

$12

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. 94.4 miles

$20 - $30

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

Ouibus operates a bus from Geneva to Lyon every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, 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 twice daily.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve 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
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lyon is to bus which costs SFr 5 - SFr 15 and takes 1 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Geneva to Lyon is to drive which takes 1 h 36 min and costs SFr 20 - SFr 29.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Geneve and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart every two hours, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Lyon - Perrache Bus station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

The bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station takes 1 h 45 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.