There are 10 ways to get from Ghent to Lyon by train, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Intercity / ...
  2. Tgv

$148 - $171

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. 803 / ...
  2. 719 / ...

$43 - $73

8 alternative options

Train via Paris Lyon Banlieue  •  6 h

  1. Ic
  2. Tgv
  3. Tgv

$144 - $175

Train, bus  •  16 h 11 min

  1. Intercity / ...

$93 - $152

Drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. 476.5 miles

$100 - $150

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  4 h 53 min

  1. BRU - LYS

$68 - $242

Train, train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 43 min

  1. LIL - LYS

$114 - $379

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 27 min

  1. CDG - LYS

$109 - $329

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. BRU - GVA

$97 - $262

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 57 min

  1. AMS - LYS

$119 - $289

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Ghent to Lyon via Bruxelles-Midi and Bruxelles Midi in around 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Lyon via Paris, Paris in around 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$29 - $130
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gent St Pieters to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $25
1st Class
$31 - $34
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$68 - $70
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve 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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Antwerp to Lyon
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ghent and Lyon is 595 km. The road distance is 762 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Lyon is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 11 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Ghent to Lyon is to train which takes 4 h 53 min and costs 120€ - 150€.

No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Gent St Pieters and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Bruxelles Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 53 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Ghent and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Ghent to Lyon, including transfers.