There are 9 ways to get from Genoa to Lyon by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Torino Lingotto Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$73 - $98

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Lyon Ouibus

$13 - $87

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Turin, Torino 516 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N521

$27 - $45

Bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N719

$40 - $70

Drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Genoa to Lyon 294.7 miles

$70 - $110

Bus to Nice, fly to Lyon  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova Brignole Stazione FS to Nice Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur Gare Routière
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Lyon (LYS) NCE - LYS

$84 - $314

Fly Genoa to Lyon  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Lyon (LYS) GOA - LYS

$67 - $280

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Lyon (LYS) MXP - LYS

$116 - $272

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$101 - $304

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genoa, Genoa and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Genoa to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Genova Brignole and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Torino Lingotto and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between Genoa and Lyon is 355 km. The road distance is 471.5 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 7 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 35 min to get from Genoa to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Genoa to Lyon train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Genova Brignole station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Lyon is to train which takes 7 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 221.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 35 min

What companies run services between Genoa, Italy and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Genoa to Lyon via Torino Lingotto, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 7 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Genoa to Lyon via Turin, Torino in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Flights from Genoa to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Lyon via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Genoa to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Genoa to Lyon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Genoa to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Genoa to Lyon via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Brignole to Torino Lingotto
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $25
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
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
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
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 Genoa, Genoa to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Giuliano s.a.s di Giuliano Renato &C.
Phone
+39 0974.836185
Website
giulianobus.com
Bus from Genova to Turin
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
giulianobus.com
Eurolines FR
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 Torino - Bus station to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines IT
Phone
+39 0861 199 1900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
eurolines.it
Bus from Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
eurolines.it
Bus from Genova Brignole Stazione FS to Nice Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
eurolines.it

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Genoa to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Lyon is 471 km. It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to drive from Genoa to Lyon.

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Nouvel Air Tunisie and Hop! offer flights from Nice Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Genoa to Lyon bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1069+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Genoa Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs .

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