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Route overview
Avg. journey time2h 11m
Trains per day8
Fare range€17.00 - €66.00
Distance112km
Train operatorsregiojet,
First & last trains
First train departs at05:02
Last train departs at19:31
Fastest journey
Fastest route1h 41m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationGeneva
Destination StationLyon

Geneva to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Lyon for Sunday 17th Feb 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:30
09:22
Geneva
Lyon
1h 52m
Direct
08:41
10:22
Geneva
Lyon
1h 41m
Direct
09:31
11:22
Geneva
Lyon
1h 51m
Direct
11:31
13:22
Geneva
Lyon
1h 51m
Direct
11:59
14:52
Geneva
Lyon
2h 53m
1 change

SNCF and TGV Lyria trains from Geneva to Lyon

You can travel from Geneva to Lyon on SNCF and 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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoChabe01, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 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).

How long does it take to travel from Geneva to Lyon by train?

The average journey time between Geneva and Lyon is 2 hours and 11 minutes and the fastest journey time is 1 hour and 41 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 15 trains per day travelling from Geneva to Lyon. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Geneva to Lyon?

The first train from Geneva to Lyon departs at 05:02. The last train from Geneva to Lyon departs at 19:31. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Geneva and Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Geneva to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Geneva to Lyon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Geneva. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Geneva to Lyon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 17/02/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 02/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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