There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to Florence 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.

Recommended option

Fly Lyon to Florence  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Florence (FLR) LYS - FLR

$93 - $395

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Florence, Florence N521 / ...

$45 - $73

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Fly Lyon to Bologna, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$105 - $375

Train to Geneva, fly to Florence  •  5 h 50 min

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

$89 - $316

Fly Lyon to Venice, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE) LYS - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$79 - $392

Fly Lyon to Rome, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Rome (FCO) LYS - FCO
  2. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$94 - $364

Train via Chambery-Challes-E  •  8 h 49 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 Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$112 - $161

Train  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa Tgv 9247
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$132 - $182

Bus Eurolines FR  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Firenze

$75 - $150

Drive  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Florence 448.6 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Florence is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 11 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Florence is to fly and train which costs 85€ - 320€ and takes 5 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Firenze. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Florence. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Chambery-Challes-E and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 49 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Florence is 550 km. The road distance is 717.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Florence without a car is to train which takes 8 h 49 min and costs 95€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Lyon to Florence, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Florence is to fly which takes 6 h 29 min and costs 75€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 8 h 49 min, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 11 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Florence.
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  • Distance: 344 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Florence, Italy?

Air France, Lufthansa and 12 other airlines fly from Lyon to Florence hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Florence via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 8 h 49 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Rome via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lyon to Florence via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Train operators
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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
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
$55 - $100
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 Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $140
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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 Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Firenze
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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