Nyon is a small town on the western shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The Romans who founded the settlement in the 1st century BC called it Noviodunum. Today you can visit a few Roman ruins and a Roman museum.

Tourist Office

Get in

Nyon castle

By train

Frequent regional trains between Geneva and Lausanne stop at Nyon. The   train station is within walking distance from the lake shore. Nyon is also serviced by trains from St. Gallen, Basel and Zürich to Geneva which stop in Nyon every hour (not all long-distance trains stop here, though!). As of July 2014 a one way train ticket from Geneva costs CHF8.80.

By boat

Cruises at Lake Geneva commonly call at Nyon.

By plane

Geneva's international airport has its own train station, and many of the intercity trains going east from Geneva actually start at the airport.

By car

Freeway M1 between Geneva and Lausanne passes near Nyon.

Get around

Nyon is small enough to cover on foot, although there is a bus network in the city too.


Julius Caesar welcomes visitors to the Roman museum

As of July 2014, the three main museums (the castle, the Roman museum and the Lake museum) have a common ticket, a ticket to one of them is also valid at the two other museums. Adults: 8 CHF, Senior citizens, students, groups of more 10 adults: 6 CHF, Free entrance for children under 16. Free admission every 1st Sunday of the month.







There is no campsite in Nyon (there used to be one but the land was sold to the UEFA so they could build their Headquarters).

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