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There are 9 ways to get from Helsinki to Lyon by plane, train, car ferry, night train, bus or car

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Fly to Lyon  •  6h 21m

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

$124 - $226

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 28m

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

$121 - $327

7 alternative options

Car ferry, train via Paris-Nord  •  43h 6m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
  2. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$469 - $651

Car ferry, train  •  45h 39m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
  2. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Fulda Ice
  3. Take the train from Fulda to Bern Ice
  4. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...
  5. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$434 - $696

Train, night train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski) 782 / ...
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Brest Central D
  3. Take the night train from Brest Central to Strasbourg D
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$297 - $422

Bus Eurolines FR  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya to Minsk
  3. Take the bus from Minsk to Lyon

$252 - $382

Bus via Warsaw  •  2 days 23h

  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 bus from Genève to Lyon

$193 - $301

Drive, train  •  38h 44m

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

$538 - $810

Drive  •  35h 56m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Lyon 2026.5 miles

$450 - $700

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Lyon is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 8h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Lyon is to fly which costs 100€ - 200€ and takes 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Helsinki and arriving at Lyon via Московский Пр.,5, Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya and Minsk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16h.

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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 and night train which takes 2 days 0h and costs 250€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 6h 21m to get from Helsinki to Lyon, including transfers.

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Helsinki to Lyon bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Helsinki station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Lyon is to fly which takes 6h 21m and costs 100€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 210€ - 340€ and takes 2 days 16h.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 1297.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 21m

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

Finnair, KLM and five other airlines fly from Helsinki to Lyon every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Helsinki to Lyon via Saint Petersburg, Московский Пр.,5, Кт, Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya, and Minsk in around 2 days 16h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lyon via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Train operators
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
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lübeck Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lübeck Hbf to Fulda
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Fulda to Bern
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski)
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
34h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Eurotrans
Website
eurotrans.by
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya to Minsk
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Schedules at
eurotrans.by
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Warsaw to Genève
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
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
28h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators
Finnlines
Phone
+358 9 231 43100
Email
passenger@finnlines.com
Website
finnlines.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
finnlines.com

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Lyon is 1h behind Helsinki. It is currently 6:19 AM in Helsinki and 5:19 AM in Lyon.

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

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Air France, Finnair, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1137+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 2€ - 9€.

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