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There are 7 ways to get from Amsterdam to Lyon by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 36m

  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

174€ - 482€

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Bus  •  14h 35m

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

45€ - 55€

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Train via Lyon Perrache  •  7h 15m

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

174€ - 492€

Drive  •  8h 42m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lyon 921.4 km

120€ - 180€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon  •  4h 27m

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

105€ - 370€

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS

133€ - 425€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

105€ - 360€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon is to bus which costs 45€ - 55€ and takes 14h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon is to fly which costs 100€ - 370€ and takes 4h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 36m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Lyon is 737 km. The road distance is 921.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6h 36m and costs 170€ - 490€.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Amsterdam to Lyon, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Lyon train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon is to train which takes 6h 36m and costs 170€ - 490€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 55€ and takes 14h 35m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 370€ and takes 4h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 736.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lyon via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 36m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon, Lyon Perrache twice daily. Tickets cost 45€ - 55€ and the journey takes 14h 35m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 750€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 460€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 460€
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 490€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 340€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 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 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
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€
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Lyon is 921 km. It takes approximately 8h 42m to drive from Amsterdam to Lyon.

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

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Book your Amsterdam to Lyon train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Amsterdam to Lyon bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1394+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 87€ 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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