There are 8 ways to get from Heidelberg to Lyon by train, 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  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$132 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 122

$35 - $65

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim to Lyon

$86 - $128

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Lyon 382.9 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Lyon  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lyon (LYS) FRA - LYS

$110 - $330

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Lyon (LYS) STR - LYS

$119 - $338

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS

$102 - $454

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$144 - $371

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Lyon is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Lyon is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Lyon is 499 km. The road distance is 612.7 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs 110€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Heidelberg to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 311.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

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

TGV operates a train from Heidelberg to Lyon twice a week. Tickets cost $120 - $140 and the journey takes 5 h 17 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Heidelberg to Lyon 3 times a week. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 9 h 28 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
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
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Mannheim to Lyon
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Heidelberg to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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