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There are 5 ways to get from Innsbruck to Lyon by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Lyon (LYS) INN - LYS

$98 - $427

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 1921

$40 - $130

3 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$162 - $275

Bus Eurolines CH  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck to Geneva
  2. Take the bus from Genève to Lyon

$67 - $80

Drive  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Lyon 447.6 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Innsbruck to Lyon is to bus which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 12 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Innsbruck to Lyon is to fly which costs 85€ - 380€ and takes 4 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Innsbruck to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Innsbruck Hbf and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Zürich HB and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 44 min.

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The distance between Innsbruck and Lyon is 528 km. The road distance is 716.2 km.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 9 h 44 min and costs 140€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Innsbruck to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Innsbruck to Lyon train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Innsbruck Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Lyon is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs 85€ - 380€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 240€ and takes 9 h 44 min, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 10 h 55 min.

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  • Distance: 330.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

What companies run services between Innsbruck, Austria and Lyon, France?

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Innsbruck to Lyon every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Innsbruck to Lyon via Zürich HB and Genève in around 9 h 44 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Innsbruck to Lyon via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $32
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Innsbruck to Lyon
Ave. Duration
10 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Book at
eurolines.ch

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There is no direct flight from Innsbruck Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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

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Innsbruck to Lyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Innsbruck to Lyon is 716 km. It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to drive from Innsbruck to Lyon.

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Transavia Holland, KLM, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Innsbruck Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Innsbruck to Lyon bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 1079+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Innsbruck Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs 14€ - 18€.

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