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

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Train  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

117€ - 160€

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Bus  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 709 / ...

31€ - 47€

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Train via Lyon Perrache  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Perrache Tgv

117€ - 170€

Bus, night bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Gent, Dampoort to Dijon 530
  2. Take the night bus from Dijon to Lyon, Perrache 6017

47€ - 67€

Drive  •  6h 56m

  1. Drive from Ghent to Lyon 762.6 km

90€ - 140€

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  5h 22m

  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

58€ - 216€

Train, train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Lyon  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk
  2. Take the train from Courtrai to Lille Flandres
  3. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Lyon (LYS) LIL - LYS

71€ - 288€

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Lyon  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
  3. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS

116€ - 395€

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 53m

  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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

103€ - 288€

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Lyon  •  6h 53m

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

106€ - 305€

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Lyon is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 11h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Lyon is to train which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 5h 13m.

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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 City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 28m.

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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 Part Dieu via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 13m.

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The distance between Ghent and Lyon is 595 km. The road distance is 762.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 5h 13m and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m 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 13m and costs 110€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 11h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 595.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 13m

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

You can take a train from Ghent to Lyon via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 5h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Lyon via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 11h 28m.

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
70€ - 360€
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 340€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 420€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 420€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 450€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
26€ - 120€
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
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 21€
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 13€
Train from Courtrai to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
1st Class
7€ - 12€
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
11€ - 16€
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Gent, Dampoort to Dijon
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR
Night bus from Dijon to Lyon, Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
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 TGV inOui, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Lyon is 763 km. It takes approximately 6h 56m to drive from Ghent to Lyon.

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

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