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

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Train  •  6 h 40 min

  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  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Friedrichshafen to Zurich 006 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Lyon Gare Perrache N106 / ...

$49 - $65

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Ferry, train  •  8 h 39 min

  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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$138 - $249

Ferry, bus  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai 167-Y
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Lyon

$74 - $149

Drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Friedrichshafen to Lyon 347.7 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Friedrichshafen to Lyon  •  6 h 5 min

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

$201 - $581

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

  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

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Lyon  •  7 h

  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  •  7 h 3 min

  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

$134 - $490

Ferry, train to Zurich, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 26 min

  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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$129 - $267

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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 Perrache via Zürich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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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 6 h 40 min.

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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 6 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 40 min 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 6 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Friedrichshafen Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Friedrichshafen to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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

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 6 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Friedrichshafen to Lyon via Zurich and Zürich in around 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Lyon via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Lyon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
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
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
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
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $32
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Romanshorn to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
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 Friedrichshafen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Zürich to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from St. Gallen to Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
bsb.de

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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 5 h 48 min to drive from Friedrichshafen to Lyon.

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Germania, Volotea and Lufthansa offer flights from Friedrichshafen Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1069+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Friedrichshafen to Friedrichshafen Airport is to train which takes 6 min and costs .

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