There are 13 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.

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Fly Lyon to Irakleion  •  5 h 34 min

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

$162 - $409

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Fly Lyon to Athens  •  6 h 11 min

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

$111 - $367

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Fly Lyon to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 2 min

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

$114 - $340

Train to Geneva, fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 20 min

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

$128 - $497

Train to Geneva, fly to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 48 min

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

$135 - $328

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

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

$117 - $335

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  28 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Bologna, Bologna
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  3. Take the train from Λάρισα to Αθήνα

$185 - $286

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  34 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa
  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

$308 - $401

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

$232 - $453

Bus Lasta  •  40 h

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$119 - $146

Bus Georg  •  41 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$244 - $336

Train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Beograd En
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$293 - $517

Drive  •  25 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Athens 1600.5 miles

$380 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Greece is to bus which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 40 h.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Greece is to fly which costs 140€ - 360€ and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Greece is 1591 km. The road distance is 2560.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Lyon to Greece, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Greece. However, there are services departing from Lyon and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Greece. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Αθήνα via Genève, Zürich HB, Beograd and Θεσσαλονίκη. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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Olympic Air, Lufthansa, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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Lyon to Greece train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Perrache station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Greece.
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  • Distance: 994.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Transavia France and six other airlines fly from Lyon to Heraklion 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Athens via Belgrade and Beograd in around 40 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
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 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
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 Lyon to Thessaloniki via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday and Friday
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 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
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 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
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
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 Thessaloniki via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,200
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
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 Thessaloniki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,000
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Lyon to Thessaloniki via Corfu
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
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
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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 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Beograd
Ave. Duration
20 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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 Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Λάρισα to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$18 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$30 - $45
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
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
$60 - $85
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 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.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
$210 - $280
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.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
$75 - $220
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$76 - $79
Airplane economy seats
$89 - $93
2-berth outside
$190 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200

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