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There are 10 ways to get from Friedrichshafen to Lyon by train, ferry, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Basel Bad Bf Ire
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$139 - $179

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Bus, night bus  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Friedrichshafen to Zurich 006
  2. Take the night bus from Zurich to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N106

$34 - $61

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Ferry, train  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
  2. Take the train from Romanshorn to Zürich HB 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  4. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$143 - $254

Bus  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Friedrichshafen to Zurich 006
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lyon Gare de Perrache

$49 - $66

Drive  •  5h 48m

  1. Drive from Friedrichshafen to Lyon 347.7 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Friedrichshafen to Lyon  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Lyon (LYS) FDH - LYS

$201 - $831

Ferry, train to Zurich, fly to Lyon  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
  2. Take the train from Romanshorn to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lyon (LYS) ZRH - LYS

$110 - $286

Ferry, train to Zurich, fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
  2. Take the train from Romanshorn to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  4. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$127 - $257

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Lyon  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Lyon (LYS) STR - LYS

$137 - $365

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  2. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Offenburg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS

$133 - $491

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The cheapest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Lyon is to bus and night bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Lyon is to fly which costs 170€ - 750€ and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Friedrichshafen to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Friedrichshafen and arriving at Lyon Gare de Perrache via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Friedrichshafen to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Friedrichshafen Stadt and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Basel Bad Bf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 40m.

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The distance between Friedrichshafen and Lyon is 412 km. The road distance is 556.3 km.

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The best way to get from Friedrichshafen to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6h 40m and costs 120€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Friedrichshafen to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Friedrichshafen to Lyon train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Friedrichshafen Stadt station.

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The best way to get from Friedrichshafen to Lyon is to train which takes 6h 40m and costs 120€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 10h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 170€ - 750€ and takes 5h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Friedrichshafen to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 257.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 40m

What companies run services between Friedrichshafen, Germany and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Friedrichshafen to Lyon via Basel Bad Bf and Basel SBB in around 6h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Friedrichshafen to Lyon via Zurich in around 10h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Lyon via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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 Friedrichshafen Stadt to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
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 Romanshorn to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Romanshorn to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Friedrichshafen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zurich to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Lyon Gare de Perrache
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
bsb.de

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Friedrichshafen to Lyon is 556 km. It takes approximately 5h 48m to drive from Friedrichshafen to Lyon.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Friedrichshafen Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1137+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen Airport is to train which takes 6m and costs 8€ - 12€.

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