There are 12 ways to get from Lyon to Greece by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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 Athens  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Athens (ATH) LYS - ATH

$113 - $369

11 alternative options

Fly Lyon to Irakleion  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Irakleion (HER) LYS - HER

$163 - $410

Fly Lyon to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Thessaloniki (SKG) LYS - SKG

$142 - $378

Train to Geneva, fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 23 min

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

$129 - $499

Train to Geneva, fly to Athens  •  8 h 2 min

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

$119 - $338

Fly Lyon to Chania, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Chania (CHQ) LYS - CHQ
  2. Take the bus from Kokkini Hani to Heraklion

$424 - $831

Train, bus and ferry  •  27 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Bologna Centrale Station Fr
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens 601

$257 - $376

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  31 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Brindisi Fb / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  4. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$301 - $410

Drive, car ferry  •  30 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Athens

$237 - $473

Bus Korona Travel  •  39 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Brno
  3. Take the bus from Brno to Athens

$201 - $249

Bus Georg  •  41 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens

$261 - $335

Drive  •  25 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Athens 1600.5 miles

$380 - $600

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Transavia France and six other airlines fly from Lyon to Athens every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Athens via Geneva - Bus station, Geneva, and Brno in around 39 h 34 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Chania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Lyon to Chania
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Chania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Split
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
SNCF
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$20 - $26
First Class
$25 - $35
Bus operators
KTEL Heraklio - Lasithi S.A.
Phone
2810 24 50 20
Email
info@ktelherlas.gr
Website
ktelherlas.gr
Bus from Kokkini Hani to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ktelherlas.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Geneva to Brno
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Brno to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Lyon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$230 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$81 - $85
Airplane economy seats
$96 - $99
2-berth outside
$200 - $240
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $210

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lyon and Greece is 1591 km. The road distance is 2561 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Greece is to fly which costs 90€ - 310€ and takes 6 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Lyon to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 37 min and costs 130€ - 340€.

No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Greece. However, there are services departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus station and arriving at Athens via Geneva and Brno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 34 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Lyon to Greece, including transfers.