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How to travel from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva? Look no further.

There are around 8 trains per day running between Lons-le-Saunier and Geneva, which usually take 4 hours 16 minutes to complete the 43 miles (68 km) journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 28 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 Geneva from Lons-le-Saunier, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with SNCF, SBB or TGV Lyria, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €33.50. 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.

Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 4h 16m to travel from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 43 miles (68 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from €33.50 when you book in advance.

First train

06:29

Last train

21:01

Departure station

Lons-le-Saunier

Arrival station

Geneva

Journey time

2h 28m

Distance

68 miles (43 km)

Frequency

8 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From €33.50

Train and bus operators

TGV Lyria, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, ALSA, SBB CFF FFS, Regiojet

Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva for Tuesday 14th February 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:29 08:29 3h 0m, 1 change
07:01 10:29 3h 28m, 1 change
09:01 12:30 3h 29m, 1 change
12:01 14:29 2h 28m, 1 change
13:15 16:30 3h 15m, 1 change
15:01 18:29 3h 28m, 1 change
17:01 20:29 3h 28m, 1 change
20:01 07:35 11h 34m, 1 change

TER, SNCF, TGV Lyria and SBB trains from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva

You can travel from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva on TER, SNCF, TGV Lyria and SBB 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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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.

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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).

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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).

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Cheap train tickets from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva

The price of train tickets from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva starts at €33.50 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 Lons-le-Saunier 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 Lons-le-Saunier 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 Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between Lons-le-Saunier and Geneva is 4 hours and 16 minutes, with around 8 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 Lons-le-Saunier and Geneva by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva is 2 hours and 28 minutes.

How much does the train from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva cost?

Train ticket prices from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva can start from as little as €33.50 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 Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva?

No, there are no direct train services from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva. Travelling from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva leave?

The first train from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva leaves at 06:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva leave?

The last train from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva leaves at 21:01. 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 Lons-le-Saunier and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva cover a distance of around 43 miles (68 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Geneva to Lons-le-Saunier. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 01/30/2023 for travel on 01/30/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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