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There are 9 ways to get from Aachen to Lyon by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

143€ - 255€

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Bus, train  •  12h 40m

  1. Take the bus from EUPEN Bahnhof to SANKT-VITH An den Linden 394
  2. Take the train from Troisvierges, Gare to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Re
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

11€ - 14€

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Bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N84 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N710

42€ - 54€

Drive  •  6h 50m

  1. Drive from Aachen to Lyon 715.8 km

85€ - 130€

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS

108€ - 360€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Lyon  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Aachen West to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Lyon (LYS) DUS - LYS

105€ - 417€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Lyon  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lyon (LYS) FRA - LYS

141€ - 491€

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

143€ - 410€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Aachen West to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Geneva (GVA) DUS - GVA
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

165€ - 517€

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Lyon is to bus and train which costs 11€ - 14€ and takes 12h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Lyon is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 360€ and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aachen to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Aachen Hbf and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 57m.

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The distance between Aachen and Lyon is 567 km. The road distance is 715.8 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs 140€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Aachen to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Aachen to Lyon train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Aachen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Lyon is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs 140€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 12h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 566.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

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

You can take a train from Aachen to Lyon via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 5h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aachen to Lyon via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport in around 12h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 490€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 330€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 330€
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 340€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 400€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 400€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
75€ - 110€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Troisvierges, Gare to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Train from Luxembourg to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen West to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from EUPEN Bahnhof to SANKT-VITH An den Linden
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
TEC

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

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

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