There are 9 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 31 min

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

$132 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Rust 107 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Europa Park to Mulhouse
  3. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Lyon - Perrache Bus station

$27 - $42

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Lyon

$94 - $137

Bus  •  11 h 50 min

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

$35 - $65

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Lyon 382.9 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Lyon  •  4 h 57 min

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

$110 - $320

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 18 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

$110 - $454

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 6 min

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

$119 - $338

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 32 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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

$144 - $360

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

TGV operates a train from Heidelberg to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $140 and the journey takes 5 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Lyon via Rust, Europa Park, and Mulhouse in around 8 h 36 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 37 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 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
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
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,700
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve 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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Rust
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Europa Park to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Mulhouse to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Karlsruhe to Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Heidelberg and Lyon is 499 km. The road distance is 613 km.

The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Lyon is to bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Lyon is to train and fly which takes 4 h 57 min and costs 90€ - 280€.

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.

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.

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