There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Lyon by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$232 - $283

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Fly Amsterdam to Lyon  •  4 h 30 min

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

$63 - $210

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Bus  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Lyon

$110 - $160

Train, bus  •  17 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Amstel to Rotterdam Centraal Sprinter
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry N760

$76 - $132

Drive  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lyon 575.8 miles

$140 - $210

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 3 min

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

$116 - $311

Fly Amsterdam to Geneva, train  •  7 h

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

$87 - $271

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Lyon (LYS) LIL - LYS

$166 - $426

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon is to fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon is to fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

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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.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Lyon is 737 km. The road distance is 921.3 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6 h 5 min and costs 190€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Amsterdam to Lyon, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Amsterdam station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon is to train which takes 6 h 5 min and costs 190€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 15 h, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

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

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Amsterdam to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lyon station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 460.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lyon via Paris-Nord, Gare Du Nord, Gare De Lyon - Van Gogh, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 6 h 5 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 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
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
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 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
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $75
1st Class
$70 - $100
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Amstel to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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