There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv

$130 - $160

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Bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 122 / ...

$40 - $90

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Bus, train  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$138 - $212

Drive, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$131 - $200

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main 436.7 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Lyon to Frankfurt  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Frankfurt (FRA) LYS - FRA

$87 - $293

Train to Geneva, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 2 min

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

$123 - $331

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA

$169 - $385

Fly Lyon to Strasbourg, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB) LYS - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$115 - $461

Fly Lyon to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Stuttgart (STR) LYS - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$133 - $368

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Frankfurt am Main is 563 km. The road distance is 698.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs .

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The train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 5 h 58 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Lyon to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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Lyon to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Lyon to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 352.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

inOui TGV operates a train from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main twice a week. Tickets cost $130 - $160 and the journey takes 5 h 58 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 12 h 45 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 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 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
Train from Strasbourg to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
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 Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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.

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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
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 Strasbourg to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Basel
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lyon to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eurolines.de

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Lyon to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Frankfurt am Main is 699 km. It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to drive from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main.

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Eurowings, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Lyon Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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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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