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There are 9 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Croatia by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Paris CDG to Zagreb  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zagreb (ZAG) CDG - ZAG

662 kn - 1.656 kn

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Bus  •  21h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Zagreb N880

470 kn - 600 kn

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Fly Paris CDG to Split  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Split (SPU) CDG - SPU

633 kn - 1.638 kn

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Split  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Split (SPU) ORY - SPU

637 kn - 2.126 kn

Fly Paris CDG to Pula  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Pula (PUY) CDG - PUY

868 kn - 2.731 kn

Fly Paris Orly to Zadar  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Zadar (ZAD) ORY - ZAD

642 kn - 1.209 kn

Train  •  17h 41m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Tgv
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...

1.494 kn - 2.594 kn

Train, night train  •  19h 6m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv
  2. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En

1.760 kn - 2.907 kn

Drive  •  12h 41m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Zagreb 1389.2 km

1.100 kn - 1.700 kn

Gare de Lyon to Croatia by walk, subway and train

The journey time between Gare de Lyon and Croatia is around 25h 43m and covers a distance of around 1407 km. The fastest journey normally takes 25h 42m. Operated by Paris Metro, TGV inOui, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Gare de Lyon to Croatia service departs from Gare de Lyon and arrives in Zagreb Glavni Kol.. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
25h 43m
Fastest journey time:
25h 42m
Journey distance:
1407 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
1.594 kn
Carbon emissions:
74 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:28
Last service departs at:
15:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Croatia walk, subway and train schedules

France → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, Cyprus, India, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Croatia is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Croatia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Croatia is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Croatia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Croatia is to bus which costs €60 - €80 and takes 21h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Croatia is to fly which costs €85 - €170 and takes 4h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 20h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare de Lyon to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Quai de la Rapée and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Paris l'Est, Muenchen Hbf, Salzburg Hbf and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 41m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Croatia is 1162 km. The road distance is 1389.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Croatia without a car is to train which takes 17h 41m and costs €190 - €350.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Gare de Lyon to Croatia, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Gare de Lyon to Croatia train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Croatia is to fly which takes 5h 16m and costs €85 - €230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €190 - €350 and takes 17h 41m, you could also bus, which costs €60 - €80 and takes 21h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 1162.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 16m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Croatia?

Croatia Airlines, Air France and three other airlines fly from Gare de Lyon to Zagreb every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gare de Lyon to Zagreb via Quai de la Rapée, Gare de l'Est, Paris l'Est, Muenchen Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, and Villach Hbf in around 17h 41m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
440 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Split via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
440 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Paris Orly to Split
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Pula
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
270 kn - 3.700 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Split
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 4.100 kn
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
350 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Paris Orly to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
370 kn - 3.500 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.600 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.800 kn - 4.200 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.600 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.900 kn - 4.200 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Paris Orly to Split via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.400 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Split via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
3.200 kn - 6.500 kn
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Split via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 3.800 kn
Train operators
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Chatelet Les Halles to Antony
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
21 kn - 30 kn
Website
RATP Paris
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
900 kn - 1.300 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
900 kn - 1.100 kn
1st Class
1.000 kn - 1.300 kn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
170 kn - 260 kn
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
200 kn - 300 kn
Website
Railjet
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
360 kn - 500 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
210 kn - 300 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
260 kn - 360 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 2.300 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
470 kn - 600 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Gare de Lyon to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Gare de Lyon to Croatia train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Croatia is 1389 km. It takes approximately 12h 41m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Croatia.

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Air France, KLM, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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