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

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Train  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$182 - $233

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Bus  •  15 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Göttingen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 135 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Lyon

$74 - $112

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Night train, bus  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the night train from Göttingen to Basel SBB Station Nj 401
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Lyon Gare Perrache Ouibus

$88 - $119

Train, drive  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Lyon

$182 - $274

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Göttingen to Lyon 576 miles

$120 - $180

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lyon (LYS) FRA - LYS

$130 - $353

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Lyon (LYS) NUE - LYS

$152 - $597

Train, train to Paderborn, fly to Lyon  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf
  3. Fly from Paderborn (PAD) to Lyon (LYS) PAD - LYS

$235 - $781

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$164 - $394

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS

$168 - $534

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No, there is no direct bus from Göttingen to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Göttingen and arriving at Lyon via Frankfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Göttingen to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Göttingen and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 42 min.

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The distance between Göttingen and Lyon is 744 km. The road distance is 921.6 km.

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The best way to get from Göttingen to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 8 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 42 min to get from Göttingen to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Göttingen to Lyon is to train which takes 8 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 38 min.

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

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Göttingen to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Lyon station.

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Map of how to get from Göttingen to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 464.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Göttingen to Lyon via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 8 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Göttingen to Lyon via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and Frankfurt Hbf in around 15 h 38 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Nuremberg to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Nuremberg to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Paderborn to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Paderborn to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Paderborn to Lyon via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Paderborn to Lyon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
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 Göttingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Göttingen to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Göttingen to Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $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 Basel City Center to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
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 Göttingen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eurolines.de

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Göttingen to Lyon is 922 km. It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to drive from Göttingen to Lyon.

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Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Lyon Airport.

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