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There are 8 ways to get from Hamburg to Lyon by plane, train, car, bus or night train

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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Fly to Lyon  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Lyon (LYS) HAM - LYS

$94 - $241

Cheapest option

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Geneva (GVA) HAM - GVA
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$76 - $222

6 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$259 - $356

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$233 - $304

Train, drive  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Lyon

$232 - $348

Bus  •  20 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Hanover 272 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hannover to Lyon

$119 - $244

Night train, bus  •  20 h 28 min

  1. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Station Nj 401
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 122

$101 - $153

Drive  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Lyon 739.2 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Lyon is to fly which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Lyon is to fly which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Lyon via Hannover. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 54 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Lyon is 946 km. The road distance is 1182.7 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 10 h 54 min and costs 220€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from Hamburg to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Hamburg to Lyon train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Lyon is to fly which takes 6 h 18 min and costs 80€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 310€ and takes 10 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 220€ and takes 20 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 591.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 min

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Lyon, France?

Lufthansa, KLM and seven other airlines fly from Hamburg to Lyon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to Lyon via Basel SBB in around 10 h 54 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Train operators
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
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
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.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 Hamburg to Hanover
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg ZOB to Hanover ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Hannover to Lyon
Ave. Duration
16 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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There is no direct flight from Hamburg Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Hamburg to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lyon station.

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Hamburg to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Lyon is 1183 km. It takes approximately 10 h 27 min to drive from Hamburg to Lyon.

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Eurowings, British Airways, Hop! and six other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1129+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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