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There are 9 ways to get from Cork to Lyon by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car ferry, night 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 Cork to Lyon  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Lyon (LYS) ORK - LYS

109€ - 233€

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  35h 26m

  1. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
  2. Take the bus from Morlaix to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 709 / ...

101€ - 134€

7 alternative options

Bus to Kerry, fly to Lyon  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Farranfore, Kerry Airport
  2. Fly from Kerry (KIR) to Lyon (LYS) KIR - LYS

128€ - 633€

Train to Dublin, fly to Lyon  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Lyon (LYS) DUB - LYS

127€ - 278€

Fly Cork to Geneva, train  •  9h 29m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Geneva (GVA) ORK - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

160€ - 329€

Train, bus and ferry  •  22h 6m

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston 1
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lyon Part Dieu Eil

213€ - 554€

Car ferry, train  •  25h 45m

  1. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
  2. Take the train from Morlaix to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

213€ - 263€

Bus, bus and ferry, night bus  •  33h 49m

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Bachelor's Walk 600
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the night bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  4. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Lyon 410 / ...

141€ - 260€

Car ferry, drive  •  24h 21m

  1. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
  2. Drive from Roscoff to Lyon

171€ - 232€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cork to Lyon is to car ferry and bus which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 35h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Cork to Lyon is to fly which costs 100€ - 240€ and takes 6h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cork to Lyon. However, there are services departing from St. Patricks Quay and arriving at Lyon via Dublin, London and Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 49m.

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The distance between Cork and Lyon is 1188 km.

The best way to get from Cork to Lyon without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 22h 6m and costs 210€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Cork to Lyon, including transfers.

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Cork to Lyon bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from St. Patricks Quay station.

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There is no direct flight from Cork Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Lyon is 1h ahead of Cork. It is currently 12:10 AM in Cork and 1:10 AM in Lyon.

Map of how to get from Cork to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 742.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 51m

What companies run services between Cork, Ireland and Lyon, France?

Air France, Aer Lingus and 10 other airlines fly from Cork to Lyon every 3 hours.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Kerry to Lyon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from Kerry to Lyon via Dublin, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Dublin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Flights from Dublin to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Flights from Cork to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cork to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 850€
Flights from Dublin to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Cork to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cork to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 1200€
Flights from Dublin to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Flights from Cork to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 480€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Flights from Dublin to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Cork to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
Flights from Dublin to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 470€
Flights from Cork to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Kerry to Lyon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from Dublin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cork to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
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 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 55€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
1st Class
75€ - 120€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
31€ - 36€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
31€ - 36€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
Train from Morlaix to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
90€ - 105€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
90€ - 105€
1st Class
120€ - 180€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
Eurostar
Bus operators
Bus �ireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Farranfore, Kerry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Book at
National Express
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Bachelor's Walk
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Aircoach
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 26€
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Night bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Lyon, Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Morlaix to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Ouibus
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 Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
+353 21 427 7801
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.ie
Website
brittanyferries.ie
Car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
69€
Website
Brittany Ferries
Adult
69€

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KLM, Iberia, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Cork Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1408+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 56€ per night.

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The best way to get from Cork to Cork Airport is to line 226 bus which takes 17m and costs .

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