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There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 15m

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

$65 - $260

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Train  •  7h 27m

  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

$153 - $186

Bus  •  13h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim to Lyon

$87 - $130

Night bus  •  12h 48m

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

$72 - $95

Drive  •  6h

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) 425.5 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) is to night bus which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 12h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) is to fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport via Mannheim and Lyon Gare Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 13m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Lyon Airport (LYS) is 547 km. The road distance is 680.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) without a car is to train which takes 7h 27m and costs 130€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 1h 15m to fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lyon (LYS), including transfers and time at the airport.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) is to fly which takes 1h 15m and costs 55€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 170€ and takes 7h 27m, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 13h 13m.

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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 Airport (LYS) bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lyon station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS).
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  • Distance: 342.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 15m

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

Lufthansa and Air France fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) via Mannheim Hbf, Lyon Part Dieu, and Lyon Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu in around 7h 27m.

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 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
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
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Frankfurt Flughafen T1 to Manheim
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
arriva.cz
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS) is 681 km. It takes approximately 6h to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Lyon Airport (LYS).

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

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There are 1060+ hotels available in Lyon Airport (LYS). Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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