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Route overview
Avg. journey time2h 11m
Trains per day8
Fare range€15.00 - €100.00
Train operatorsregiojet,
First & last trains
First train departs at05:02
Last train departs at19:31
Fastest journey
Fastest route1h 41m
Origin StationGenève Cornavin
Destination StationLyon

Genève Cornavin to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Genève Cornavin to Lyon for Thursday 17th Jan 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
Genève Cornavin
2h 20m
1 change
Genève Cornavin
2h 26m
1 change
Genève Cornavin
2h 17m
1 change
Genève Cornavin
1h 52m
Genève Cornavin
1h 41m

SNCF and TGV Lyria trains from Genève Cornavin to Lyon

You can travel from Genève Cornavin 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 Train

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).

Genève Cornavin to Lyon train prices

Train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Lyon start at €14.50 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Genève Cornavin to Lyon start at €30.18 when you book at least 28 days in advance.** Tickets usually go on sale 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

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

The average journey time between Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin to Lyon?

The first train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon departs at 05:02. The last train from Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin and Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Genève Cornavin to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Genève Cornavin to Lyon.
**Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Genève Cornavin to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 17/01/2019. 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 18/10/2018 for travel on 18/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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