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

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Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid 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 - $231

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Bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Paris, Paris 803 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 709 / ...

$43 - $73

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Train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$139 - $168

Train, bus  •  13h 12m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels-North to Lyon

$93 - $141

Drive  •  6h 58m

  1. Drive from Ghent to Lyon 476.5 miles

$100 - $150

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  5h

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

$68 - $241

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 7m

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

$95 - $252

Train, train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Lyon  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Lyon (LYS) LIL - LYS

$114 - $378

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Lyon  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Airport Charles de Gaulle
  3. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS

$149 - $378

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Lyon  •  7h 17m

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

$87 - $254

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Lyon is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Lyon is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 5h.

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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 12h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / 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 5h 35m.

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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 5h 35m and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m 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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Ghent to Lyon train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Lyon is to train which takes 5h 35m and costs 150€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 12h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 372.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

You can take a train from Ghent to Lyon via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 5h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Lyon via Paris, Paris in around 12h 15m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$29 - $130
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$12 - $17
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Airport Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $150
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Lille Flandres to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Ghent to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
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 Brussels-North to Lyon
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Ghent to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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Ghent to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon-Perrache station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Lyon is 762 km. It takes approximately 6h 58m to drive from Ghent to Lyon.

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Air France, Brussels Airlines, Hop! and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Lyon Airport.

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