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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 54m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lyon (LYS) FRA - LYS

$79 - $268

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Night bus  •  11h 50m

  1. Take the night bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N122

$60 - $75

4 alternative options

Train  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$142 - $171

Train, bus  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim to Lyon

$102 - $151

Bus  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Lyon

$71 - $106

Drive  •  6h 4m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon 430 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon is to night bus which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 11h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 1h 54m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. This bus operates Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 48m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Lyon is 553 km. The road distance is 688.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6h 48m and costs 120€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 1h 54m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon is to fly which takes 1h 54m and costs 65€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 150€ and takes 6h 48m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 11h 52m.

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  • Distance: 345.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 54m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Lyon, France?

Lufthansa and Air France fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon via Mannheim Hbf in around 6h 48m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Mannheim to Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 28m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
10h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eurolines.de
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
Night bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon is 688 km. It takes approximately 6h 4m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon.

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Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Lyon Airport.

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