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There are 9 ways to get from Lyon to Munich 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 Munich  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Munich (MUC) LYS - MUC

$94 - $250

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Munich, Munich central bus station 106

$40 - $130

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Train to Geneva, fly to Munich  •  6 h 19 min

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

$85 - $218

Fly Lyon to Nuremberg, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nuremberg (NUE) LYS - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf

$118 - $545

Fly Lyon to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Stuttgart (STR) LYS - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf

$143 - $378

Train inOui TGV  •  8 h 25 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 / ...

$183 - $238

Train  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to München Hbf Ec

$197 - $337

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y / ...

$171 - $238

Drive  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Munich 461.9 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Munich is to bus which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 11 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Munich is to fly which costs 80€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Munich. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at München Hbf via Strasbourg and Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Munich is 575 km. The road distance is 739.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Munich without a car is to train which takes 8 h 25 min and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Lyon to Munich, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Munich is to fly which takes 4 h 39 min and costs 80€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 210€ and takes 8 h 25 min, you could also bus, which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 11 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Munich.
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  • Distance: 359.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Munich, Germany?

Lufthansa flies from Lyon to Munich every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Munich via Strasbourg and Stuttgart Hbf in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $460
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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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
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 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
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
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
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
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 Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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 Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Munich
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Lyon to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at München Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Munich is 739 km. It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to drive from Lyon to Munich.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Lyon Airport to Munich Airport.

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

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There are 739+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $67 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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