There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Lyon by plane, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly to Lyon  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Lyon (LYS) OTP - LYS

$82 - $209

6 alternative options

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Geneva (GVA) OTP - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$116 - $291

Bus, train  •  29 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from București to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Marseille
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$278 - $371

Train  •  34 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  4. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$345 - $577

Bus FlixBus  •  38 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 1921

$131 - $221

Bus Eurolines CH  •  39 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Geneva
  2. Take the bus from Genève to Lyon

$160 - $204

Drive  •  21 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Lyon 1298 miles

$270 - $410

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Lyon is to fly which costs $80 - $210 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Lyon is to fly which costs $80 - $210 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Lyon via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Wien Hbf, Zürich HB and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 21 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Lyon is 1670 km. The road distance is 2076.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Lyon without a car is to bus and train which takes 29 h 2 min and costs $270 - $380.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Bucharest to Lyon, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Bucharest station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 1044 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Lyon, France?

Blue Air, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Bucharest to Lyon every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Lyon via Wien Hbf, Zürich HB, and Genève in around 34 h 21 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Lyon via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Geneva via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Geneva via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
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. 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
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Ruse to Marseille
Ave. Duration
23 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
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 Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
37 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bucharest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
35 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Book at
eurolines.ch

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