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There are 12 ways to get from Lyon to Germany by plane, subway, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Lyon to Stuttgart  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Stuttgart (STR) LYS - STR

$93 - $303

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Fly Lyon to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LYS - DUS

$64 - $249

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Fly Lyon to Frankfurt  •  4 h 21 min

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

$90 - $296

Fly Lyon to Munich, subway  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Munich (MUC) LYS - MUC
  2. Take the subway from München Nordfriedhof to München Marienplatz

$95 - $253

Fly Lyon to Strasbourg, train  •  5 h 13 min

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

$105 - $446

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

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

$122 - $328

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  10 h 52 min

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

$239 - $303

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Berlin Hbf Ice

$267 - $368

Bus  •  18 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Berlin

$119 - $192

Bus, night bus  •  21 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Freiburg N122 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Freiburg to Berlin, Berlin TXL, E N15

$65 - $136

Drive, train  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Göttingen Ice
  3. Drive from Göttingen to Berlin

$208 - $327

Drive  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Berlin 773.2 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Germany is to bus and night bus which costs 55€ - 120€ and takes 21 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Germany is to fly which costs 75€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Germany. However, there are services departing from Lyon and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Germany. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 52 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Germany is 722 km. The road distance is 1237.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Germany without a car is to train which takes 10 h 52 min and costs 200€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Lyon to Germany, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Germany is to fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs 80€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 270€ and takes 10 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 170€ and takes 18 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Germany.
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  • Distance: 451 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Germany?

Twin Jet, Lufthansa and Air France fly from Lyon to Stuttgart every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Berlin via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 10 h 52 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Lyon to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
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
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Nordfriedhof to München Marienplatz
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
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 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
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 Basel SBB to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Berlin
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $190
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 Freiburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Freiburg to Berlin, Berlin TXL, E
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A to Freiburg, Busbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
regiojet.com

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

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Lyon to Germany bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Berlin station.

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Lyon to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Germany is 1237 km. It takes approximately 10 h 52 min to drive from Lyon to Germany.

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Twin Jet, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Lyon Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Germany. Prices start at $51 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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