How to get from Amsterdam to Lyon

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Recommended option

Train via Paris Lyon Banlieue  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Thalys / ...
  2. Tgv

$230 - $282

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Ouibus
  2. Ouibus

$38 - $55

6 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Thalys / ...
  2. Tgv

$202 - $245

Bus Eurolines FR  •  15 h

$110 - $160

Drive  •  8 h 44 min

  1. 575.8 miles

$140 - $210

Fly Amsterdam to Lyon  •  4 h 27 min

  1. AMS - LYS

$63 - $223

Fly Amsterdam to Geneva, train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. AMS - GVA

$87 - $283

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 59 min

  1. BRU - LYS

$115 - $311

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lyon via Paris Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 6 h 4 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Amsterdam to Lyon twice daily. Tickets cost $110 - $160 and the journey takes 15 h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $100
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve 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
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam - Schiphol Airport to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Luxembourg to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Amsterdam and Lyon is 737 km. The road distance is 921 km.

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 16 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs 50€ - 190€.

No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Lyon-Perrache via Paris Nord RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 4 min.

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

It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Amsterdam to Lyon, including transfers.