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

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Fly Lyon to Vienna, bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Vienna (VIE) LYS - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$78 - $263

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Train to Geneva, fly to Vienna, bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Vienna (VIE) GVA - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$89 - $272

Fly Lyon to Bratislava  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bratislava (BTS) LYS - BTS

$122 - $1,318

Train  •  15 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rex

$271 - $352

Train, bus  •  15 h 23 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 Flughafen Wien Rj
  4. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP 901 / ...

$239 - $424

Bus Eurolines CH  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Genève
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Bratislava

$106 - $135

Bus Eurolines FR  •  20 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Bratislava

$140 - $200

Drive  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Bratislava 774.5 miles

$160 - $240

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 20 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Bratislava-Petrzalka via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 21 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Bratislava is 967 km. The road distance is 1239.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 15 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Lyon to Bratislava, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Bratislava is to fly which takes 9 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 21 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 20 h 25 min.

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

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Lyon to Bratislava bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bratislava station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 604.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Bratislava, Slovakia?

Air France, CSA and 10 other airlines fly from Lyon to Bratislava every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Bratislava via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Wien Hbf in around 15 h 21 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lyon to Bratislava via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Lyon to Bratislava via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Lyon to Bratislava via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Bratislava via Manchester
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Lyon to Bratislava via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Lyon to Bratislava via Prague
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Lyon to Bratislava via Vienna, Prague
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Lyon to Bratislava via Munich, Prague
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Lyon to Bratislava via Bologna, Prague
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Bratislava via Strasbourg, Prague
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
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
Air Bagan
Website
airbagan.com
Flights from Lyon to Bratislava via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $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 - $100
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 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
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 Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
20 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Lyon to Bratislava train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bratislava-Petrzalka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Bratislava is 1239 km. It takes approximately 12 h 4 min to drive from Lyon to Bratislava.

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

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