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There are 9 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 Sloterdijk to Lyon Perrache N760

€45 - €55

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Train via Lille  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the train from Lille-Flandres to Lyon Perrache Tgv

€265 - €648

Train #2  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Thalys
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

€214 - €435

Drive  •  8h 54m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lyon 912.6 km

€110 - €170

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon  •  4h 27m

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

€70 - €210

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

€112 - €378

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

€95 - €204

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Lyon  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Lyon (LYS) DUS - LYS

€83 - €271

Amsterdam to Lyon by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Lyon is around 8h 34m and covers a distance of around 959 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 11m. Operated by Thalys, Eurostar and TGV inOui, the Amsterdam to Lyon train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Lyon Part Dieu. Typically 29 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 34m
Fastest train time:
6h 11m
Trains per week:
29
Cheapest price:
€174
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:15
Last train departs at:
19:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Lyon train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lyon is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lyon is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lyon is 1 metre.

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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 €70 - €210 and takes 4h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Lyon Perrache. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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 912.6 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 Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Lyon train services, operated by Eurostar, 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 €70 - €210 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 Sloterdijk to Lyon Perrache 4 times a week. Tickets cost €45 - €55 and the journey takes 14h 35m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €140
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €140
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €370
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €210
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €110
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €380
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 Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Website
Thalys
Standard
€180 - €260
Comfort
€200 - €260
Premium
€290 - €390
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
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €340
Standard
€75 - €95
Standard Premier
€120 - €160
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€95 - €120
Standard Premier
€140 - €180
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 Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €37
1st Class
€27 - €32
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
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 Lille-Flandres to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€170 - €310
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe SNCF
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 Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
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 Perrache station.

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Amsterdam to Lyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lyon Perrache station.

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

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

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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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