There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

134€ - 548€

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Bus  •  16h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk BlaBlaBus

35€ - 49€

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Night bus  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N760

54€ - 75€

Drive  •  8h 25m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn 897.8 km

120€ - 180€

Fly from Lyon  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LYS - AMS

53€ - 190€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6h 43m

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

77€ - 237€

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 16h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn is to fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Alphen a/d Rijn via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Rotterdam Centraal and Gouda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 14m.

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The distance between Lyon and Alphen aan den Rijn is 710 km. The road distance is 897.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn without a car is to train which takes 6h 14m and costs 130€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 6h 14m to get from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn, including transfers.

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Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn is to train which takes 6h 14m and costs 130€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 16h 6m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn.
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  • Distance: 709.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 14m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Rotterdam Centraal, and Gouda in around 6h 14m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn 4 times a week. Tickets cost 25€ - 35€ and the journey takes 15h 10m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 490€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 450€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 450€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 280€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 800€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 800€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
Train operators
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
130€ - 150€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Bruxelles-M./Brussel-Z.
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 200€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
160€ - 200€
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
25€ - 29€
1st Class
39€ - 42€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
16€ - 23€
1st Class
27€ - 40€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
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 - Perrache Bus Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn is 898 km. It takes approximately 8h 25m to drive from Lyon to Alphen aan den Rijn.

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British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 866+ hotels available in Alphen aan den Rijn. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 9€ - 15€.

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