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There are 7 ways to get from Croatia 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.

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Fly from Zagreb  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Lyon (LYS) ZAG - LYS

88€ - 225€

Cheapest option

Bus via Bregana  •  18h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Bregana to Lyon Gare Perrache

56€ - 85€

5 alternative options

Fly from Split  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Lyon (LYS) SPU - LYS

91€ - 277€

Train via Karlsruhe  •  18h 26m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

137€ - 205€

Train  •  21h 19m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Zurich
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...

151€ - 262€

Bus  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Lyon Gare Perrache N953 / ...

55€ - 180€

Drive  •  10h 13m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Lyon 664.5 miles

120€ - 180€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Lyon is to bus via Bregana which costs 410 kn - 650 kn and takes 18h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Croatia to Lyon is to fly which costs 650 kn - 1.700 kn and takes 4h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Lyon Gare Perrache. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Croatia to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Stuttgart Hbf and Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 26m.

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The distance between Croatia and Lyon is 945 km. The road distance is 1063.2 km.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Lyon without a car is to train via Karlsruhe which takes 18h 26m and costs 1.000 kn - 1.600 kn.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Croatia to Lyon, including transfers.

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Croatia to Lyon bus services, operated by Croatia Bus, depart from Zagreb station.

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Croatia to Lyon train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Lyon is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs 650 kn - 1.700 kn. Alternatively, you can train via Karlsruhe, which costs 1.000 kn - 1.600 kn and takes 18h 26m, you could also bus via Bregana, which costs 410 kn - 650 kn and takes 18h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Croatia to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 590.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Croatia and Lyon, France?

Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Velika Gorica to Lyon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Lyon via Stuttgart Hbf and Karlsruhe Hbf in around 18h 26m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 410€
Flights from Zagreb to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 440€
Flights from Split to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 800€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Lyon via Split
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Split to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 800€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 440€
Flights from Split to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 380€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Lyon via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1200€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Split to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
170€ - 1100€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Split to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 60€
Website
hzpp.hr
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
1st Class
65€ - 90€
Train from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
hzpp.hr
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
1st Class
65€ - 90€
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 24€
1st Class
35€ - 36€
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 110€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
95€ - 110€
1st Class
130€ - 190€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
25€ - 28€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 21€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
25€ - 40€
Bus operators
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Bregana to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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 Zagreb to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 120€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zagreb to Lyon, Perrache
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
110€ - 180€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Lyon
Ave. Duration
16h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 95€
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Croatia to Lyon bus services, operated by Croatia Bus, arrive at Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Croatia to Lyon is 1063 km. It takes approximately 10h 13m to drive from Croatia to Lyon.

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Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Croatia to Lyon train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Croatia to Lyon bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 1381+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 56€ per night.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Zagreb Airport is to taxi which takes 5m and costs 65 kn - 80 kn.

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