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There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Lyon by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Venice to Lyon  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Lyon (LYS) VCE - LYS

$53 - $310

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N406

$40 - $130

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Fly Venice to Geneva, train  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Geneva (GVA) VCE - GVA
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$75 - $301

Train to Bologna, fly to Lyon  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Lyon (LYS) BLQ - LYS

$99 - $377

Train  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$108 - $161

Bus Domo Reisen  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Martigny
  2. Take the bus from Martigny to Lyon Gare de Perrache

$97 - $123

Drive  •  6h 46m

  1. Drive from Venice to Lyon 438.7 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Lyon is to bus which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Lyon is to fly which costs 45€ - 270€ and takes 4h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Venezia S.Lucia and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Milano Centrale Station and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 26m.

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The distance between Venice and Lyon is 583 km. The road distance is 701.9 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 9h 26m and costs 90€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Venice to Lyon, including transfers.

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Venice to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice, Venice station.

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Venice to Lyon train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S.Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Lyon is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs 45€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 9h 26m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 11h.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 364.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Lyon, France?

Hop!, easyJet and Air France fly from Venice to Lyon twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Lyon via Milano Centrale, Milano Centrale Station, and Torino Porta Susa in around 9h 26m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Bologna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Bologna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Venice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Venezia to Lyon
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Venezia to Martigny
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Martigny to Lyon Gare de Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Venice to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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Venice to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Lyon is 702 km. It takes approximately 6h 46m to drive from Venice to Lyon.

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easyJet, Air France and Hop! offer flights from Venice Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Venice to Lyon bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 1124+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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