How to take the train from Lyon to Geneva / Genève

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Lyon to Genève / Geneva by train

For most of the year taking a French TER train is the only option for a rail journey from Lyon to Geneve, but in the summer a daily Lyria (TGV) train also take this route.

Routes you can take to go from Lyon to Genève / Geneva

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the TER trains
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 52 min (approx)



Travel Info

Mon-Fri = 10 x trains per day
Saturday = 9 x trains
Sunday = 8 x trains

Route Information

Option 2: taking the Lyria train (July and August)
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 44min


Not Every Day

Travel Info

1 x train per day
July 1st - Aug 27th

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