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Train from Geneva to Lyon

Singapore, Singapore
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Train from Geneva to Lyon


I wish to know if I could buy train tickets from the Cornavin Train Station, Geneva for my trip to Lyon in December, 2013. BesidesTGV, are there other trains that ply this route?

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

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1. Re: Train from Geneva to Lyon

All trains on this route are run by the French railways. So far as I can see, they are all TGV-Lyria trains.

You have left it much too late to get the best prices. Tickets go on sale 3 months before travel, and the cheapest tickets often sell out quickly. Book now with en.voyages-sncf.com/en

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2. Re: Train from Geneva to Lyon

There are also direct TER (local regional trains) that also do this trip, not taking much longer than TGV/Lyria trains. Their prices don't vary with time, and for walk-up purchases are a lot cheaper.

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3. Re: Train from Geneva to Lyon

Sydneynick, do I wait for the tickets to come in the mail if I buy online from en.voyages-sncf.com/en?

dg2006, do I get the TER tickets from the Cornavin Train station? Am I able to view the schedules online?

Thanks so much.

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4. Re: Train from Geneva to Lyon

There is no reservation for TER (local trains) and you can buy your ticket at Cornavin station up to the last minute. A TER ticket costs € 26.70 while a TGV ticket costs €46. Since it is such a short journey netween Geneva and Lyon, it is not worth the expense of taking the TGV.

Timetable for local trains : www.sncf.com

Edited: 19 November 2013, 14:46
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5. Re: Train from Geneva to Lyon

Timetable for the TER trains till mid December.


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