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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6h 20m

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

146€ - 211€

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Bus  •  15h

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Amsterdam N760

45€ - 130€

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Train via Lyon Perrache  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

176€ - 212€

Drive  •  8h 42m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Amsterdam 579.4 miles

120€ - 180€

Fly from Lyon  •  4h 26m

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

56€ - 188€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6h 38m

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

73€ - 235€

Train to Clermont-Ferrand, fly  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Clermont Ferrand
  2. Fly from Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CFE - AMS

108€ - 338€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 55€ - 190€ and takes 4h 26m.

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

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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/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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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 20m and costs 140€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m to get from Lyon to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Lyon to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Lyon station.

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6h 20m and costs 140€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 15h, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 190€ and takes 4h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 460.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 20m

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Amsterdam via Bruxelles-Midi and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 6h 20m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Lyon to Amsterdam twice daily. Tickets cost 90€ - 130€ and the journey takes 15h. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 440€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 410€
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 440€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 440€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 470€
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
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
55€ - 440€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 480€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 480€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
120€ - 140€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
160€ - 240€
Train from Lyon Perrache to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
120€ - 140€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
160€ - 240€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
31€ - 36€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
31€ - 36€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
1st Class
75€ - 100€
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
1st Class
75€ - 100€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 100€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
40€ - 100€
Premier
90€ - 120€
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 100€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
40€ - 100€
Premier
90€ - 120€
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/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
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 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 55€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Clermont Ferrand
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
1st Class
40€ - 65€
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€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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
13h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
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 Eurolines FR, arrive at Amsterdam 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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Hop!, easyJet, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 2900+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 85€ per night.

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

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