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

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Train via Valence TGV  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Valence TGV Thalys
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

$297 - $364

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon  •  4h 30m

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

$63 - $209

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Train  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Chambery Thalys
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Lyon Part Dieu Lyon - / ...

$291 - $357

Bus  •  15h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Lyon

$100 - $150

Train, bus  •  17h 16m

  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

$75 - $126

Drive  •  8h 44m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lyon 575.8 miles

$140 - $210

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  6h 23m

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

$73 - $263

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva, train  •  6h 37m

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

$85 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon is to fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon is to fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 4h 30m.

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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 15h.

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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 Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 57m.

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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 6h 57m and costs 250€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 6h 57m 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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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 57m and costs 250€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 15h, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 460.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 57m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lyon via Valence TGV in around 6h 57m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Amsterdam to Lyon twice daily. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 15h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$270 - $340
1st Class
$350 - $490
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Chambery
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$270 - $330
1st Class
$340 - $480
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
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 Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
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
2h
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
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
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 Eurolines FR, arrive at Lyon station.

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Amsterdam to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, 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 44m to drive from Amsterdam to Lyon.

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

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There are 1124+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 5€ - 11€.

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