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There are 9 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  •  4h 48m

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

$92 - $273

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  18h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str. 1921
  2. Take the train from St.Pölten Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof Rex / ...

$84 - $135

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Fly Lyon to Salzburg  •  5h 50m

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

$141 - $407

Fly Lyon to Innsbruck  •  6h 14m

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

$100 - $501

Train to Geneva, fly to Vienna  •  6h 20m

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

$99 - $275

Fly Lyon to Munich, train  •  7h 7m

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

$111 - $287

Train  •  14h 10m

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

$226 - $394

Bus  •  18h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Vienna

$139 - $193

Drive  •  11h 21m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Vienna 720.9 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Austria is to fly which costs 80€ - 240€ and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Austria is to fly which costs 80€ - 240€ and takes 4h 48m.

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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 14h 10m and costs 190€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m 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 4h 48m and costs 80€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 350€ and takes 14h 10m, you could also bus, which costs 120€ - 170€ and takes 18h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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easyJet, Vueling Airlines, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 1538+ hotels available in Austria. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Austria?

easyJet, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Lyon to Vienna every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Vienna via Gare de Genève, Genève, Zürich HB, Wien Hbf, and Keplerplatz in around 14h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Innsbruck via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $4,100
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
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
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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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 St.Pölten Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
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
16h 30m
Frequency
3 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
18h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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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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