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There are 7 ways to get from Lisbon to Lyon by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Lyon  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Lyon (LYS) LIS - LYS

55€ - 163€

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 57m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Geneva (GVA) LIS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

75€ - 187€

Train  •  20h 46m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz Re
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias 197 / ...
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  5. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave

169€ - 274€

Bus via Vila Nova de Gaia  •  28h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Porto RedeExpressos / ...
  2. Take the bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Lyon

94€ - 132€

Bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Evora RedeExpressos
  2. Take the bus from Evora to Lyon

171€ - 249€

Night train, train  •  23h 27m

  1. Take the night train from Santa Apolónia to Hendaye
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Toulouse Matabiau
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

267€ - 461€

Drive  •  15h 54m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Lyon 1700.4 km

190€ - 290€

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The cost-effective way to get from Lisbon to Lyon is to fly, which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 5h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Lyon is to fly which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Sete Rios and arriving at Lyon via Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Entroncamento, Badajoz, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 46m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Lyon is 1388 km. The road distance is 1700.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 20h 46m and costs 160€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Lisbon to Lyon, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Lyon bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisboa Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon to Lyon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lyon is to fly which takes 5h 11m and costs 55€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 280€ and takes 20h 46m, you could also bus via Vila Nova de Gaia, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 28h 40m.

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  • Distance: 1388.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Lyon, France?

TAP Portugal, easyJet and Transavia France fly from Lisbon to Lyon 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Lyon via Entroncamento, Badajoz, Madrid-Atocha Cercanias, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, and Barcelona-Sants in around 20h 46m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 360€
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 360€
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 380€
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 380€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 370€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 380€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150€ - 270€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 110€
1st Class
95€ - 120€
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
7€ - 11€
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 18€
Night train from Santa Apolónia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
75€ - 110€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Hendaye to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
Rail 1st Class
55€ - 85€
Bus operators
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Evora
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Schedules at
Citi Express
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
RenEX
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Lyon
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
iberocoach.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Evora to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Lisbon to Lyon bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Lyon station.

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Lyon is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 4:07 AM in Lisbon and 5:07 AM in Lyon.

Lisbon to Lyon train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Lyon is 1700 km. It takes approximately 15h 54m to drive from Lisbon to Lyon.

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Transavia France, TAP Portugal and easyJet offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 366+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 6€.

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