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There are 8 ways to get from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Venice  •  1h 51m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE) LYS - VCE

41€ - 165€

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Bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Grenoble - Bus Station Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport > Grenoble - Oxford > Grenoble - Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Venice N740

38€ - 50€

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Fly to Bologna, train  •  3h 52m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

75€ - 276€

Fly to Trieste, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Trieste (TRS) LYS - TRS
  2. Take the train from Trieste Airport to Venezia S. Lucia

39€ - 159€

Train  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S. Lucia Fr

85€ - 160€

Train via Milan  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Milano P.Garibaldi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Venezia S. Lucia Fr

94€ - 165€

Bus, train  •  11h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière to Genève Ctx03 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Venezia S. Lucia Ec

195€ - 331€

Drive  •  6h 42m

  1. Drive from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice 688.3 km

85€ - 130€

Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice by trains

The train journey time between Lyon Airport (LYS) and Venice is around 10h 1m and covers a distance of around 693 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h. Operated by TGV inOui and Trenitalia Frecce, the Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice train service departs from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 1m
Fastest train time:
10h
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
85€
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:40
Last train departs at:
08:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice train schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice is to bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 11h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice is to fly which costs 40€ - 170€ and takes 1h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice. However, there are services departing from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport and arriving at Venice via Grenoble. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice. However, there are services departing from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 4m.

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The distance between Lyon Airport (LYS) and Venice is 565 km. The road distance is 688.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice without a car is to train which takes 8h 4m and costs 85€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 1h 51m to get from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice, including transfers.

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Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport station.

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Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv station.

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The best way to get from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice is to fly which takes 1h 51m and costs 40€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 85€ - 160€ and takes 8h 4m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 11h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice.
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  • Distance: 565.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 51m

What companies run services between Lyon Airport (LYS), France and Venice, Italy?

easyJet, Volotea and two other airlines fly from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice via Torino Porta Susa in around 8h 4m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Lyon to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Lyon to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
23€ - 120€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 130€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lyon to Trieste via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
22€ - 30€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Trieste Airport to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
15€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
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 Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 65€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 65€
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
170€ - 300€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Grenoble - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Grenoble to Venice
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venice station.

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Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice is 688 km. It takes approximately 6h 42m to drive from Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice.

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easyJet, Volotea, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti offer flights from Lyon Airport to Venice Airport.

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Book your Lyon Airport (LYS) to Venice bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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