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There are 8 ways to get from Lyon to Amsterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 35m

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

173€ - 489€

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Bus  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N760

45€ - 55€

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Train via Paris  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

175€ - 324€

Train via Paris CDG Airport (CDG)  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy Tgv
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Eil

190€ - 504€

Bus via Paris  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Perrache to Paris, Gallieni 6002 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht 400

55€ - 80€

Drive  •  8h 42m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Amsterdam 927.1 km

120€ - 180€

Fly from Lyon  •  4h 28m

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

86€ - 319€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6h 21m

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

75€ - 265€

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 45€ - 55€ and takes 14h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 85€ - 320€ and takes 4h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 35m.

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The distance between Lyon and Amsterdam is 737 km. The road distance is 927.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 6h 35m and costs 170€ - 490€.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Lyon to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Lyon to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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Lyon to Amsterdam train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Lyon Perrache station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6h 35m and costs 170€ - 490€. Alternatively, you can bus via Paris, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 13h 50m, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 320€ and takes 4h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 736.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 35m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Lyon to Amsterdam via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Amsterdam via Paris, Gallieni, Amsterdam, Duivendrecht, and Duivendrecht, Station Duivendrecht in around 13h 50m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 430€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 430€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 850€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Train operators
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 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
120€ - 150€
Train from Lyon Perrache to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
Train from Lyon Perrache to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
80€ - 95€
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
100€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
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 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon, Perrache to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Lyon to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Lyon to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Amsterdam is 927 km. It takes approximately 8h 42m to drive from Lyon to Amsterdam.

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

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Book your Lyon to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Lyon to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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