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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  •  6h 31m

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

$132 - $157

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Bus  •  12h 10m

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

$35 - $65

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 6m

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

$94 - $136

Drive  •  5h 28m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Lyon 382.9 miles

$80 - $120

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

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

$109 - $319

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Lyon  •  6h 4m

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

$102 - $344

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon  •  5h 24m

  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

$109 - $452

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

  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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$141 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Lyon is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Lyon is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 280€ and takes 4h 57m.

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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 12h 10m.

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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 6h 31m.

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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 6h 31m and costs 110€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m 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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Heidelberg to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Lyon is to train which takes 6h 31m and costs 110€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 12h 10m.

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

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Heidelberg to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $140 and the journey takes 5h 17m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 12h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
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
41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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
1h 51m
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
2h
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 Karlsruhe to Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Heidelberg to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Lyon is 613 km. It takes approximately 5h 28m to drive from Heidelberg to Lyon.

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Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Lyon Airport.

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