There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  5 h 58 min

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

$140 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Karlsruhe Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt Ouibus

$28 - $39

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 45 min

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

$40 - $90

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main 436.7 miles

$90 - $140

Fly from Lyon  •  4 h 15 min

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

$88 - $293

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 1 min

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

$123 - $332

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 10 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 75€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 15 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 train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 5 h 58 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 once daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

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

TGV operates a train from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main once daily. Tickets cost $140 - $160 and the journey takes 5 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Frankfurt am Main via Karlsruhe in around 10 h 20 min.

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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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 13 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
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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Geneve
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
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
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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