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There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to Croatia by plane, shuttle, night bus, train, bus, night train 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 Split  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Split (SPU) LYS - SPU

$109 - $320

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Bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Zagreb

$50 - $180

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Fly Lyon to Zagreb  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zagreb (ZAG) LYS - ZAG

$91 - $247

Fly Lyon to Venice, shuttle  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE) LYS - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Pula railway Stattion

$96 - $767

Fly Lyon to Trieste, night bus  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Trieste (TRS) LYS - TRS
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$127 - $511

Train to Geneva, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Venice (VCE) GVA - VCE
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Pula railway Stattion

$118 - $759

Bus BS Tours  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Bregana

$75 - $120

Train  •  18 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia Mestre Fr
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj / ...
  5. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...

$148 - $245

Train, night train  •  20 h 11 min

  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 night train from Zürich HB to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$208 - $351

Drive  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Zagreb 666.2 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Croatia is to bus which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 17 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Croatia is to fly which costs 95€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 16 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, Venezia Mestre and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 19 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Croatia is 945 km. The road distance is 1065.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 7 min and costs 45€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Lyon to Croatia, including transfers.

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Lyon to Croatia bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Lyon station.

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Lyon to Croatia train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Croatia is to fly which takes 5 h 8 min and costs 95€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 150€ and takes 16 h 7 min, you could also train, which costs 120€ - 220€ and takes 18 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 590.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Croatia?

easyJet, Croatia Airlines and two other airlines fly from Lyon to Split 6 times a week. Alternatively, Arriva d.o.o. operates a bus from Lyon to Zagreb once a week. Tickets cost $50 - $110 and the journey takes 16 h 7 min. Eurolines FR also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
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 Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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 58 min
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
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
14 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Lyon to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
16 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
16 h 46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Lyon to Bregana
Ave. Duration
16 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
bstours.rs

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

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Lyon to Croatia bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Zagreb station.

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Lyon to Croatia train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Croatia is 1066 km. It takes approximately 10 h 13 min to drive from Lyon to Croatia.

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easyJet, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at $23 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 9€ - 15€.

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