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There are 11 ways to get from Lyon to Genoa by bus, train, rideshare, 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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Bus FlixBus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Torino N521 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Genoa, Genoa 501 / ...

$27 - $45

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  9h 13m

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

$12 - $96

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Train via Chambery-Challes-E  •  8h 2m

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

$74 - $108

Train  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa Tgv 9245
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole Rv / ...

$79 - $116

Bus  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Genoa, Genoa N580 / ...

$40 - $70

Rideshare  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Gênes 294.8 miles

$36

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Genoa 293.7 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Lyon to Genoa  •  6h 48m

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

$122 - $621

Fly Lyon to Nice, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE
  2. Take the train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe

$79 - $325

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 13m

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

$80 - $296

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 2m

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

$96 - $255

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Genoa is to rideshare which costs 31€ and takes 5h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Genoa is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Genoa, Genoa. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Genova Brignole via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa and Torino Lingotto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 2m.

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The distance between Lyon and Genoa is 355 km. The road distance is 469.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Genoa without a car is to bus which takes 7h 25m and costs 23€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Lyon to Genoa, including transfers.

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

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Lyon to Genoa train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Genoa is to bus which takes 7h 25m and costs 23€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 8h 2m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 550€ and takes 6h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 221.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 25m

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

You can take a bus from Lyon to Genoa via Turin, Torino in around 7h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Genoa via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Lingotto in around 8h 2m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Genoa via Nantes, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Torino Lingotto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $25
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lyon to Torino
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23
Website
Marino Autolinee
Autolinee Giuliano s.a.s di Giuliano Renato &C.
Phone
+39 0974.836185
Website
giulianobus.com
Bus from Turin to Genova
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
giulianobus.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Turin to Genova
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
saj.it
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 Lyon to Gênes
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Lyon Airport to Genoa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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Lyon to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Genova Brignole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Genoa is 470 km. It takes approximately 4h 48m to drive from Lyon to Genoa.

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KLM, Hop!, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Genoa Airport.

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

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There are 1505+ hotels available in Genoa. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29m and costs 9€ - 15€.

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