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

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 via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon-Perrache Tgv

$181 - $236

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Paris, Paris 802
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 709 / ...

$43 - $73

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Train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Kortrijk Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$133 - $160

Train, bus  •  16 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Antwerp to Lyon

$94 - $153

Drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Lyon 476.5 miles

$100 - $150

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS

$68 - $242

Night bus to Lille Lesquin, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the night bus from Ghent to Lille
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Lyon (LYS) LIL - LYS

$80 - $315

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$97 - $263

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Lyon (LYS) AMS - LYS

$109 - $275

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Lyon is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Lyon is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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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 10 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Lyon-Perrache via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Lyon is 595 km. The road distance is 762.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 5 h 50 min and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Ghent to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 372.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Ghent to Lyon via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 5 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Lyon via Paris, Paris in around 10 h 55 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 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 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
Every day
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 15 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
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-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$31 - $34
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $19
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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 Lille Europe to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
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
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Ghent to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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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