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There are 8 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 inOui TGV  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Mulhouse Ville Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Bâle / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$89 - $109

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Bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Colmar to Lyon 720

$23 - $40

6 alternative options

Train via Belfort Ville  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Mulhouse Ville
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort Ville Ic
  3. Take the train from Belfort Ville to Lyon Part Dieu

$73 - $105

Rideshare  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the rideshare from Colmar to Lyon 262.1 miles

$27

Drive  •  3h 53m

  1. Drive from Colmar to Lyon 258.2 miles

$55 - $80

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  3h 36m

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

$87 - $414

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

  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

$143 - $525

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 7m

  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

$132 - $329

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

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The quickest way to get from Colmar to Lyon is to train and fly which costs 75€ - 360€ and takes 3h 36m.

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

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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 4h 8m.

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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 4h 8m and costs 75€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m 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 4h 8m and costs 75€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 6h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Colmar to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 201 miles
  • Duration: 4h 8m

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

You can take a train from Colmar to Lyon via Mulhouse Ville in around 4h 8m. Alternatively, Isilines operates a bus from Colmar to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 6h 25m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Metz/Nancy to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Metz/Nancy to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
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
21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$16 - $26
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort Ville
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Belfort Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Colmar to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Colmar to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Colmar to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
Train from Strasbourg to Lorraine
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Colmar to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
4h 55m
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 1h 5m.

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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 inOui 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 3h 53m to drive from Colmar to Lyon.

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Strasbourg 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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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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