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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  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$208 - $258

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Bus  •  13 h

  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 N730

$50 - $83

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Train, bus  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Köln to Lyon

$113 - $156

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Lyon 447.3 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS

$85 - $288

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 28 min

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

$91 - $298

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 10 min

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

$132 - $377

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  3. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$112 - $299

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Geneva (GVA) DUS - GVA
  3. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$103 - $259

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Lyon is to bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13 h.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Lyon is to train which costs 180€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 14 min.

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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 13 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen station to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Aachen Central Station and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Aachen and Lyon is 567 km. The road distance is 715.7 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 180€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min 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 Thalys, arrive at Aachen Central Station.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Lyon is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 180€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13 h.

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  • Distance: 354.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Aachen to Lyon via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 5 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aachen to Lyon via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport in around 13 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Aachen Central Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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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 inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Lyon is 716 km. It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to drive from Aachen to Lyon.

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Brussels Airlines, Hop! and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Lyon Airport.

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