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There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Lyon by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Lyon

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

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Fly to Geneva, train

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

Train

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

Bus via Nîmes

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Nîmes
  2. Take the bus from Nîmes to Lyon Perrache

Bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Lyon

Lisbon to Lyon by train

7 Weekly Trains
20h 38m Average Duration
€164 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Lisbon to Lyon is to bus via Nîmes, which costs €85 - €110 and takes 28h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Lyon is to fly which costs €70 - €270 and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Lisbon Sete Rios and arriving at Lyon Perrache via Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 45m.

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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 38m.

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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 38m and costs €160 - €280.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Lisbon to Lyon, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lisbon 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 8m and costs €70 - €270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €160 - €280 and takes 20h 38m, you could also bus via Nîmes, which costs €85 - €110 and takes 28h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 1388.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 8m

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

TAP Portugal, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Lisbon to Lyon every 4 hours. 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 38m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €420
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €420
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €420
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€60 - €420
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €420
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €550
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €500
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €550
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
€50 - €95
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nîmes to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Nîmes to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus
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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
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
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
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 FlixBus, arrive at Lyon Perrache station.

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Lyon is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 9:25 AM in Lisbon and 10:25 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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Brussels Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Lisbon to Lyon bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 354+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs €3.

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