There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to Austria by plane, train, bus or car

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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Fly Lyon to Vienna  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Vienna (VIE) LYS - VIE

$89 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  18 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str. 1921
  2. Take the train from Sankt Pölten to Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz K485 / ...

$80 - $136

8 alternative options

Fly Lyon to Salzburg  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Salzburg (SZG) LYS - SZG

$141 - $407

Train to Geneva, fly to Vienna  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Vienna (VIE) GVA - VIE

$100 - $278

Fly Lyon to Innsbruck  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Innsbruck (INN) LYS - INN

$111 - $496

Fly Lyon to Munich, train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Munich (MUC) LYS - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$124 - $300

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz Wb

$253 - $358

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj

$230 - $400

Bus  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Vienna

$139 - $193

Drive  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Vienna 720.9 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The distance between Lyon and Austria is 659 km. The road distance is 1153.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Austria without a car is to train which takes 13 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Lyon to Austria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Austria is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 13 h 44 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 18 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Austria is 1153 km. It takes approximately 11 h 21 min to drive from Lyon to Austria.

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easyJet, Austrian Airlines, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Lyon Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 1359+ hotels available in Austria. Prices start at $63 USD 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 .

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Austria.
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  • Distance: 412.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Austria?

Austrian Airlines, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Lyon to Vienna every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Vienna via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, Linz/Donau Hbf, Linz, Linz central station, Train, Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz, and Westbahnhof in around 13 h 44 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Sankt Pölten to Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from St.Pölten Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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 Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str.
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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