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Travelling from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva by train

Looking to travel from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 7 hours 28 minutes to travel from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 5 hours 12 minutes though. You'll usually find 11 trains per day running along the 44 miles (72 km) route between these two destinations. You’ll need to make 1 change during the journey to Geneva, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll probably be hopping onto a TGV Lyria train to get to Geneva, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva start from £26.06 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Geneva by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 7h 28m to travel from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 44 miles (72 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from £26.06 when you book in advance.

First train

05:17

Last train

21:43

Departure station

Bourg-en-Bresse

Arrival station

Geneva

Journey time

From 5h 12m

Distance

44 miles (72 km)

Frequency

11 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £26.06

Train and bus operators

TGV Lyria, Flixbus

TGV Lyria trains from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva

You can travel from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva on TGV Lyria trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

TGV Lyria classes from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV Lyria when travelling from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva.

Onboard services on TGV Lyria

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take luggage on board TGV Lyria trains without worrying about weight restrictions, so long as you're able to carry it yourself.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

There are two refreshment options on board TGV Lyria trains:

Le Deli: Available in the café-bar carriage or at your seat, with a STANDARD or STANDARD 1ÈRE TGV Lyria ticket.
La Table: A French-Swiss dining experience available with a BUSINESS 1ÈRE TGV Lyria ticket.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free WiFi is available on board. To get online, connect to the network _WIFI_LYRIA when you're on the train and go to the TGV Lyria Portal in your browser.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Families can reserve two different areas on the train:

The Family Square, located in carriages 6, 16, 7 or 17 in STANDARD (Second Class). This is a set of four seats facing one another, with space for a pushchair.
Club 4, which is also a set of 4 seats facing one another around a table.

You will also find baby changing facilities, including a baby changing table and bottle-warming station, on the upper deck of carriages 7 and 17, close to the Family Space.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Bikes are allowed on board, so long as they're folded or their wheels are detached. Bikes must also be placed in suitable storage cases (no larger than 130 x 90 cm).

PetPetPets

Small pets may travel with TGV Lyria, as long as they are carried in a carrier or container no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Pets must be placed on your lap or by your feet and must travel with their own ticket at a flat rate of €7.

Dogs on a lead may travel on TGV Lyria trains, but they must be muzzled throughout the journey and placed by your feet. Passengers must pay a flat-rate ticket fee of €20.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

2 seats in carriages 1 or 11 in First Class are reserved for passengers with reduced mobility. You can request one of these seats when making your booking. If these spaces are no longer available, you can reserve a standard seat. You can also reserve assistance at the train station for help folding and storing your wheelchair.

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You can travel with musical instruments if they're stored in a case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. If you're going skiing, snowboards and skis are allowed on board (one pair of skis or one snowboard per person). They must be stored in their covers.

Cheap train tickets from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva

The price of train tickets from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva starts at £26.06 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between Bourg-en-Bresse and Geneva is 7 hours and 28 minutes, with around 11 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bourg-en-Bresse and Geneva by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva is 5 hours and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva cost?

Train ticket prices from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva can start from as little as £26.06 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva?

No, there are no direct train services from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva. Travelling from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva leave?

The first train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva leaves at 05:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva leave?

The last train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva leaves at 21:43. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bourg-en-Bresse and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva cover a distance of around 44 miles (72 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Geneva to Bourg-en-Bresse.

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