There are 8 ways to get from Florence to Lyon by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$113 - $145

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N521

$41 - $71

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Firenze to Lyon

$75 - $140

Drive  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Lyon 447.8 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Florence to Lyon  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Lyon (LYS) FLR - LYS

$92 - $389

Train to Bologna, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Lyon (LYS) BLQ - LYS

$94 - $372

Train to Venice, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Lyon (LYS) VCE - LYS

$78 - $387

Fly Florence to Geneva, train  •  6 h 52 min

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

$86 - $310

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Firenze and arriving at Lyon. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.Maria Novella and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 6 min.

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The distance between Florence and Lyon is 550 km. The road distance is 716.5 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 8 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to get from Florence to Lyon, including transfers.

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Florence to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Firenze station.

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Florence to Lyon train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Lyon is to train which takes 8 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 33 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 17 min.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Florence to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 344 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 6 min

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Florence to Lyon via Torino Porta Susa and Torino Porta Susa in around 8 h 6 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Florence to Lyon 5 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 11 h 10 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Venice to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Venice to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bologna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Florence to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Firenze to Lyon
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Lyon is 716 km. It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to drive from Florence to Lyon.

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Alitalia, Hop!, TAP Portugal and five other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1069+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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