There are 8 ways to get from Helsinki to Lyon by plane, train, car ferry, bus 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.

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Fly to Lyon  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Lyon (LYS) HEL - LYS

$128 - $225

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 51 min

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

$127 - $336

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Train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Tikkurila to Pietari (Finljandski) 782 / ...
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Glavny to Wjasma D
  3. Take the train from Wjasma to Strasbourg En
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$359 - $502

Carferry, bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the carferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
  2. Take the bus from Stockholm to Paris Gallieni
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Lyon

$603 - $702

Bus  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki Kamppi to St.Peterburg Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from St.Petersburg to Minsk
  3. Take the bus from Minsk to Lyon

$254 - $381

Bus, train  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Warszawa
  3. Take the bus from Warsaw to Genève
  4. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$203 - $326

Drive, train  •  38 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Lüneburg
  2. Take the train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Lyon

$548 - $810

Drive  •  35 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Lyon 2026.5 miles

$450 - $700

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Helsinki Kamppi and arriving at Lyon via St.Petersburg and Minsk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

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The distance between Helsinki and Lyon is 2076 km. The road distance is 3242.5 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 2 days 9 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Helsinki to Lyon, including transfers.

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Helsinki to Lyon bus services, operated by Lux Express, depart from Helsinki Kamppi station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Lyon is to fly which takes 6 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 9 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 19 h.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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

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Lyon is 1 h behind Helsinki. It is currently 4:52 PM in Helsinki and 3:52 PM in Lyon.

Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Lyon is 3242 km. It takes approximately 35 h 56 min to drive from Helsinki to Lyon.

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  • Distance: 1297.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Lyon, France?

Finnair, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Helsinki to Lyon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Helsinki to Lyon via Tikkurila, Pietari (Finljandski), St Petersburg Glavny, Wjasma, and Strasbourg in around 2 days 9 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Train operators
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
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 Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Tikkurila to Pietari (Finljandski)
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg Glavny to Wjasma
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$17 - $26
2nd Class (Kupé)
$27 - $40
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Wjasma to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
32 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Website
pass.rzd.ru
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 Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Stockholm to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
34 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Minsk to Lyon
Ave. Duration
42 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
isilines.com
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from St.Petersburg to Minsk
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg a/v to Minsk
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
34 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Warsaw to Genève
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Warszawa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
28 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Sindbad
Ferry operators
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$374
Schedules at
stpeterline.com
Car
$105
Passenger
$374

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Air France, Finnair, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1069+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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