There are 9 ways to get from Colmar to Lyon by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Mulhouse Ville
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$84 - $100

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Bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Colmar to Lyon 720

$23 - $40

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Train via Dijon Ville  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Mulhouse Ville
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Dijon Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$89 - $125

Train, bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Lyon

$81 - $128

Rideshare  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Colmar to Lyon 262.1 miles

$27

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Colmar to Lyon 258.2 miles

$55 - $80

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS

$88 - $416

Train, train to Metz/Nancy, fly  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Lorraine
  3. Fly from Metz/Nancy (ETZ) to Lyon (LYS) ETZ - LYS

$142 - $530

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lyon (LYS) ZRH - LYS

$125 - $331

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The cheapest way to get from Colmar to Lyon is to rideshare which costs 23€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colmar to Lyon is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 360€ and takes 3 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colmar and arriving at Lyon. Services depart three times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Colmar to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Colmar and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Colmar and Lyon is 322 km. The road distance is 413.1 km.

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The best way to get from Colmar to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs 70€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Colmar to Lyon, including transfers.

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Colmar to Lyon bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Colmar station.

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Colmar to Lyon train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Colmar station.

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The best way to get from Colmar to Lyon is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs 70€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Colmar to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 201 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

What companies run services between Colmar, France and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Colmar to Lyon via Mulhouse Ville in around 4 h 41 min. Alternatively, Isilines operates a bus from Colmar to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Metz/Nancy to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Train operators
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 Colmar to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $26
Train from Dijon Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Colmar to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Colmar to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Dijon Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Colmar to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $24
1st Class
$33 - $37
Train from Strasbourg to Lorraine
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $60
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Colmar to Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Colmar to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Basel to Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Colmar to Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Strasbourg Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Colmar to Lyon bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Lyon station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colmar to Lyon is 413 km. It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to drive from Colmar to Lyon.

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Hop! offers flights from Strasbourg Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Colmar to Lyon bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1045+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Colmar and Lyon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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