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About the train journey from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva

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The train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva usually takes 2 hours 41 minutes on average to travel 44 miles (72 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 17 minutes. You can expect to find 9 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Geneva, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. TGV Lyria are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Geneva in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €15.00.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Geneva, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 2h 41m to travel from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 44 miles (72 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 17m
PriceFrom €15
Distance44 miles (72 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
First train07:44
Last train21:44
Departure stationBourg-en-Bresse
Arrival stationGeneva
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTGV Lyria

Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva for Tuesday 25th January 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:44 09:35 2h 51m, 1 change
09:12 10:29 1h 17m, direct
11:34 13:35 2h 1m, 1 change
13:12 14:29 1h 17m, direct
15:12 16:29 1h 17m, direct
15:28 17:35 2h 7m, 1 change
17:12 18:29 1h 17m, direct
19:10 20:29 1h 19m, direct
20:44 07:35 10h 51m, 1 change

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).

Cheap train tickets from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva

The price of train tickets from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva starts at €15 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 2 hours and 41 minutes, with around 9 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 1 hour and 17 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 €15 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?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva leaves at 07:44. 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 21:44. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bourg-en-Bresse to Geneva for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/25/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/31/2021 for travel on 08/31/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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