There are 8 ways to get from Lyon to Copenhagen 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 from Lyon  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Copenhagen (CPH) LYS - CPH

$83 - $297

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 43 min

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

$99 - $265

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  16 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$288 - $386

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  19 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Hamburg Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$325 - $459

Bus FlixBus  •  23 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Paris, Paris N729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Copenhagen N770

$101 - $173

Bus Eurolines FR  •  33 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Szczecin
  2. Take the bus from Szczecin to København

$171 - $241

Drive, train  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Copenhagen

$288 - $447

Drive  •  14 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Copenhagen 1031.2 miles

$230 - $350

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Copenhagen via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at København H via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 33 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Copenhagen is 1229 km. The road distance is 1649.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 16 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Lyon to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 5 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16 h 33 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 23 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 767.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Copenhagen, Denmark?

easyJet, Brussels Airlines and five other airlines fly from Lyon to Copenhagen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Copenhagen via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, and Hamburg Hbf in around 16 h 33 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Copenhagen via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Copenhagen via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Copenhagen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Copenhagen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Lyon to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Copenhagen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Copenhagen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Geneva to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
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.

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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 Basel SBB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $290
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $150
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 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
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 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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 Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Szczecin
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Lyon to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at København H station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Copenhagen is 1650 km. It takes approximately 14 h 53 min to drive from Lyon to Copenhagen.

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easyJet, British Airways, Brussels Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Copenhagen train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Lyon to Copenhagen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 630+ hotels available in Copenhagen. Prices start at $104 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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