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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Lyon by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Lyon  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Lyon (LYS) BER - LYS

77€ - 264€

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Bus  •  22h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A RegioJet

41€ - 143€

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Lyon  •  11h 6m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Lyon (LYS) TXL - LYS

58€ - 183€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Geneva (GVA) BER - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

77€ - 338€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Geneva, train  •  10h 52m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Geneva (GVA) TXL - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

123€ - 397€

Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  11h 11m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

198€ - 285€

Train  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Bern Ice
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève Ic1
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...

230€ - 339€

Night train, train  •  18h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Zuerich Hb Nj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...

357€ - 629€

Drive  •  10h 27m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Lyon 1227 km

130€ - 200€

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Lyon is to bus which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 22h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Lyon is to fly which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm and arriving at Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A via Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 11m.

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The distance between Berlin and Lyon is 976 km. The road distance is 1227 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Lyon without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 11h 11m and costs 190€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Berlin to Lyon, including transfers.

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Berlin to Lyon bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm station.

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Berlin to Lyon train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Lyon is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs 75€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can train via Frankfurt am Main, which costs 190€ - 290€ and takes 11h 11m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 22h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 976.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Lyon, France?

easyJet, Eurowings and Austrian Airlines fly from Berlin to Lyon once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Lyon via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 11h 11m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Lyon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Lyon via Munich, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Lyon via Munich, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Lyon via Munich, Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Lyon via Munich, Krakow
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 460€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Lyon via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 900€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Lyon via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Lyon via Munich, Split
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 310€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Train operators
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
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Berlin Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
12h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
260€ - 460€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 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€
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
RegioJet
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 Berlin central bus station to Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Berlin to Lyon bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Lyon is 1227 km. It takes approximately 10h 27m to drive from Berlin to Lyon.

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easyJet, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1205+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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