There are 7 ways to get from Hamburg to Lyon by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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

Fly to Lyon  •  6 h 8 min

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

$94 - $241

Cheapest option

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 28 min

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

$78 - $232

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Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  10 h 34 min

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

$229 - $300

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

$260 - $357

Bus  •  16 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Dortmund X73 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund to Lyon

$119 - $172

Night train, bus  •  19 h 58 min

  1. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Station Nj 401
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Lyon Gare Perrache Ouibus

$113 - $163

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 8 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 8 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 Dortmund. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 53 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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 34 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 34 min and costs 190€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 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 8 min and costs 80€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 260€ and takes 10 h 34 min, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 16 h 53 min.

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There is no direct flight from Hamburg Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 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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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 591.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

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

Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Hamburg to Lyon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to Lyon via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 10 h 34 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Venice
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
bahn.de
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
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Dortmund to Lyon
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Centre to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus

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