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

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Train  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Torino Porta Susa 9940 / ...
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

82€ - 145€

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Bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N527 / ...

39€ - 50€

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Bus via Genoa  •  16h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Firenze - Piazzale Montelungo to Genova - Piazza della Vittoria
  2. Take the bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Nice - Airport > Cannes > Toulon > Aix-en-Provence > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

53€ - 90€

Drive  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Florence to Lyon 712.4 km

90€ - 140€

Fly from Florence  •  6h 46m

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

90€ - 214€

Train to Bologna, fly  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Lyon (LYS) BLQ - LYS

86€ - 299€

Bus to Pisa, fly  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Lyon (LYS) PSA - LYS

Train to Rome, fly  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Lyon (LYS) FCO - LYS

87€ - 292€

Train to Venice, fly  •  6h 48m

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

93€ - 259€

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Lyon is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Lyon is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 300€ and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Florence, Florence and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via Florence, Florence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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The distance between Florence and Lyon is 550 km. The road distance is 712.4 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 8h 15m and costs 80€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 8h 15m to get from Florence to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Florence to Lyon train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Firenze Santa Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Lyon is to train which takes 8h 15m and costs 80€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 90€ - 220€ and takes 6h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 550.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 15m

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 8h 15m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Florence, Florence to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 4 times a day. Tickets cost 35€ - 45€ and the journey takes 10h 55m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 240€
Flights from Bologna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Flights from Rome to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Flights from Pisa to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pisa to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Flights from Rome to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 450€
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Pisa to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 240€
Flights from Pisa to Lyon via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Flights from Rome to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Pisa to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
250€ - 700€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
320€ - 380€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 450€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 300€
Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 75€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
28€ - 40€
Smart Low Cost
26€ - 40€
Smart Flex
55€ - 75€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
20€ - 29€
Smart Low Cost
18€ - 26€
Smart Flex
35€ - 55€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
23€ - 35€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
20€ - 28€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
10h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Grouppo Stat
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
gruppostat.com
Bus from Firenze - Piazzale Montelungo to Genova - Piazza della Vittoria
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Grouppo Stat
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 26€
Website
Blablabus
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com

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

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Florence to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Lyon is 712 km. It takes approximately 6h 57m to drive from Florence to Lyon.

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Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Iberia and four other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1376+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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