There are 9 ways to get from Lyon to Ghent by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$151 - $168

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Bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Lille Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 280 / ...

$28 - $40

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Train via Paris Lyon Banlieue  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon-Perrache to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi Tha
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$180 - $228

Bus, train  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Brussels-North
  2. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$95 - $139

Drive  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Ghent 475.8 miles

$100 - $150

Fly Lyon to Brussels, train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Brussels (BRU) LYS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters

$68 - $241

Train to Geneva, fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Brussels (BRU) GVA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters

$99 - $259

Fly Lyon to Lille Lesquin, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) LYS - LIL
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters

$114 - $379

Fly Lyon to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Amsterdam (AMS) LYS - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort

$104 - $274

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Lyon Gare Perrache and arriving at Ghent via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Gent-Sint-Pieters via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Ghent is 595 km. The road distance is 761.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 4 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Lyon to Ghent, including transfers.

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Lyon to Ghent bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Ghent is to train which takes 4 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Lyon to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ghent station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 372.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Lyon to Ghent via Bruxelles Midi and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Ghent via Lille in around 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
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 Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
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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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
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
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $68
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 Gare Perrache to Lille
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Brussels-North
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Lyon to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Ghent is 761 km. It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to drive from Lyon to Ghent.

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KLM, Brussels Airlines, Hop! and Lufthansa offer flights from Lyon Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $83 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 .

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