Want to find out more about taking the train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu? Look no further.
There are around 2 trains per day running between Genève Cornavin and Lyon Part-Dieu, which usually take 17 hours 1 minute to complete the 69 miles (111 km) journey. It can take as little as 12 hours 33 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Lyon Part-Dieu from Genève Cornavin, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with SNCF, TGV Lyria or Regiojet, as these are the main train operators on this route.
You can save money on train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €15.00. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.
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).
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).
TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.
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 Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Genève Cornavin and Lyon Part-Dieu is 17 hours and 1 minute, with around 2 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu is 12 hours and 33 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu. Travelling from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu leaves at 07:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu leaves at 13:39. 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.
Trains travelling from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu cover a distance of around 69 miles (111 km) during the journey.