There are 9 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon by train, bus, 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 Thalys  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$235 - $289

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Re
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus

$21 - $29

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Train  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Re
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville Ter
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$97 - $112

Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N710

$40 - $140

Drive  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Lyon 470 miles

$100 - $150

Fly Dusseldorf to Lyon  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Lyon (LYS) DUS - LYS

$62 - $239

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lyon (LYS) FRA - LYS

$122 - $341

Fly Dusseldorf to Geneva, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Geneva (GVA) DUS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$76 - $210

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Lyon (LYS) AMS - LYS

$107 - $272

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon is to train and bus which costs 18€ - 26€ and takes 13 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon is to fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Lyon is 625 km. The road distance is 752.1 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

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The nearest airport to Lyon is Lyon (LYS) Airport which is 18.2 km away. Other nearby airports include Grenoble (GNB) (57.3 km), Chambery (CMF) (81.4 km), Geneva (GVA) (111.1 km) and Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) (130.9 km).

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Düsseldorf to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 390.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Lyon via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 6 h 12 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 11 h. Eurolines FR also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$150 - $190
1st Class
$200 - $280
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Metz Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
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
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Luxembourg to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Ouibus

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