Lyon/Geneva: One-country pass or Global

  • 30 October 2023
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I live in Switzerland and we'll be travelling in France for a few days. I would like to come back to Switzerland via Geneva, taking a train from Lyon to Geneva, operated by SNCF. The Geneva train station includes official french borders within the train station.

Can I use a one-country France pass for my trip or should I buy a Global pass? 

Many thanks for your help, and safe travels!


Best answer by thibcabe 30 October 2023, 20:17

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A One-country pass is enough as Geneva (Cornavin) is the border point. Rail Planner doesn’t recognise that correctly so you’ll have to add the journey manually.

Be aware of the mandatory reservations on Intercités/TGVs : 10€ limited fare, then 20€. You can book them either :

Unfortunately it reduces your flexibility as some TGVs need to be booked quite in advance. Questions welcome :)