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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Paris  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Perrache Tgv / ...

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Bus  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon Perrache N760

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Train  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

Drive  •  8h 54m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lyon 912.6 km

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon  •  4h 39m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Lyon (LYS) AMS - LYS

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Clermont-Ferrand  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) AMS - CFE

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is to bus which costs €45 - €55 and takes 14h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is to fly. Taking this option will cost €90 - €280 and takes 4h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Lyon Perrache. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Lyon Jean Mace via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is 787 km. The road distance is 912.6 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes without a car is to train via Paris which takes 6h 20m and costs €240 - €480.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m to get from Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is to train via Paris which takes 6h 20m and costs €240 - €480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €55 and takes 14h 15m, you could also fly, which costs €90 - €280 and takes 4h 39m.

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  • Distance: 787.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 20m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lyon via Paris Nord, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Lyon Perrache in around 6h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon Perrache once daily. Tickets cost €45 - €55 and the journey takes 14h 15m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €1200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Clermont-Ferrand via Montpellier, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Clermont-Ferrand via Nantes, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €1200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Clermont-Ferrand via Montpellier, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Clermont-Ferrand via Nantes, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €95
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
€130 - €150
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€51 - €56
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Rail 1st Class
€65 - €100
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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€130 - €240
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €340
Standard
€75 - €95
Standard Premier
€120 - €160
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon Perrache station.

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Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lyon Perrache station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is 913 km. It takes approximately 8h 54m to drive from Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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easyJet, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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