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

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Train Thalys  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon-Perrache to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

$227 - $277

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N760

$59 - $97

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Train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$173 - $207

Bus Eurolines FR  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Amsterdam

$100 - $160

Drive  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Amsterdam 578.9 miles

$140 - $210

Fly from Lyon  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Amsterdam (AMS) LYS - AMS

$62 - $209

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam (AMS) GVA - AMS

$88 - $268

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Amsterdam. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Lyon-Perrache and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Paris Lyon Banlieue and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 42 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Amsterdam is 737 km. The road distance is 926.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 6 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Lyon to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Lyon to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Lyon station.

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Lyon to Amsterdam train services, operated by TGV, depart from Lyon-Perrache station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Lyon to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Amsterdam station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 460.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 42 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Lyon to Amsterdam via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Nord RER, and Paris-Nord in around 6 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon to Amsterdam 6 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 13 h 50 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $120
Premier
$100 - $140
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

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Lyon to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Amsterdam is 926 km. It takes approximately 8 h 43 min to drive from Lyon to Amsterdam.

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Hop!, easyJet, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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There are 2563+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs .

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