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There are 8 ways to get from Lyon to Kiev 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 Lyon to Boryspil  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Boryspil (KBP) LYS - KBP

$125 - $221

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Fly Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) LYS - IEV

$92 - $348

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Train to Geneva, fly to Boryspil  •  8 h 11 min

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

$141 - $339

Train to Geneva, fly to Kyiv Zhuliany  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) GVA - IEV

$183 - $516

Train  •  38 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station

$318 - $448

Bus Eurolines FR  •  46 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Kiev

$220 - $320

Bus Eurolines IT  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Torino 726 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Kiev

$148 - $209

Drive  •  24 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Kiev 1551.7 miles

$330 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Kiev is to fly which costs 100€ - 200€ and takes 8 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Kiev is to train and fly which costs 120€ - 300€ and takes 8 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Kiev. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 46 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Kiev station. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station via Strasbourg, Stuttgart Hbf, München Hbf and Wien Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 54 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Kiev is 1966 km. The road distance is 2482.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Kiev without a car is to train which takes 38 h 54 min and costs 270€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 21 min to get from Lyon to Kiev, including transfers.

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

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Lyon to Kiev train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Kiev is to fly which takes 8 h 21 min and costs 100€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 270€ - 390€ and takes 38 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs 190€ - 280€ and takes 46 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Kiev.
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  • Distance: 1228.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 21 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Kiev, Ukraine?

Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Lyon to Kiev hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Kiev via Strasbourg, Stuttgart Hbf, München Hbf, Wien Hbf, and Wien Hauptbahnhof in around 38 h 54 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Boryspil via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Boryspil via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $430
Flights from Geneva to Boryspil via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Boryspil via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Munich, Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Brussels, Vilnius
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Munich, Katowice
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Kyiv Zhuliany via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Kyiv Zhuliany via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Munich, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Brussels, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Krakow, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Prague, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Geneva to Boryspil via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Kyiv Zhuliany via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Kyiv Zhuliany via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Kyiv Zhuliany via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Boryspil via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Boryspil via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Boryspil via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Geneva to Boryspil via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Boryspil via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Boryspil via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Boryspil via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Boryspil via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Boryspil via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Geneva to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Boryspil via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Geneva to Kyiv Zhuliany via Minsk
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Kyiv Zhuliany via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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.

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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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
24 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Kiev
Ave. Duration
46 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Lyon Airport to Boryspil Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Kiev is 1 h ahead of Lyon. It is currently 11:17 PM in Lyon and 12:17 AM in Kiev.

Lyon to Kiev train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Kiev is 2483 km. It takes approximately 24 h 6 min to drive from Lyon to Kiev.

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KLM, Vueling Airlines, Brussels Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Boryspil Airport.

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There are 2532+ hotels available in Kiev. Prices start at $24 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 9€ - 15€.

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