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There are 9 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  6 h 20 min

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

$237 - $292

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Fly Dusseldorf to Lyon  •  4 h 46 min

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

$62 - $245

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Train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$179 - $224

Bus  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Dusseldorf to Lyon

$90 - $130

Train, bus  •  13 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena S11 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N730

$70 - $105

Drive  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Lyon 470 miles

$100 - $150

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 - $342

Fly Dusseldorf to Geneva, train  •  6 h 48 min

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

$74 - $206

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 47 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 Schiphol (AMS) to Lyon (LYS) AMS - LYS

$107 - $273

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon is to bus which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 10 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon is to fly which costs 50€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dusseldorf and arriving at Lyon. Services depart four times a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 27 min.

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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 20 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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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6 h 20 min and costs 200€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Dusseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Lyon train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon is to train which takes 6 h 20 min and costs 200€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 10 h 27 min, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 390.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 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 20 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Lyon 4 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 10 h 27 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 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 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$150 - $200
1st Class
$200 - $280
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Mannheim Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
avv.de
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
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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
$90 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Düsseldorf to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lyon station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Lyon is 752 km. It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Lyon.

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KLM, Flybe, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Lyon Airport.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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