There are 8 ways to get from Lyon to Milan by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train via Chambery-Challes-E  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv

$86 - $110

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Night bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the night bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Milan Ouibus

$18 - $24

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Train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Milano Garibaldi Tgv 9247

$106 - $127

Bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Torino 726 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Milan, Milan 423 / ...

$25 - $44

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Milan 275.7 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN

$73 - $277

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LYS - MXP

$93 - $233

Fly Lyon to Milan Linate  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Milan Linate (LIN) LYS - LIN

$92 - $299

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Milan. However, there are services departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at conciliazione m1 via Turin, Torino and lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Milan. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Milano Porta Garibaldi via Chambery-Challes-E. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 32 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Milan is 339 km. The road distance is 441.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Milan without a car is to train which takes 6 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Lyon to Milan, including transfers.

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

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Lyon to Milan train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Milan is to train which takes 6 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 53 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Milan.
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  • Distance: 212 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Milan via Chambery-Challes-E in around 6 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Milan via Turin, Torino, Milan, Milan, and lampugnano m1 in around 7 h 53 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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 Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
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 Chambery-Challes-E to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Milano Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
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
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 - $95
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.

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
Bus from Turin, Torino to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Milan
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus

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Lyon to Milan train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Milano Porta Garibaldi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Milan is 441 km. It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to drive from Lyon to Milan.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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