There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to Hamburg by plane, train, car, bus or night train

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 Hamburg  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Hamburg (HAM) LYS - HAM

$93 - $241

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Train to Geneva, fly to Hamburg  •  6 h 27 min

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

$79 - $229

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Fly Lyon to Bremen, train  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bremen (BRE) LYS - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$133 - $465

Train to Basel, fly to Hamburg  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Hamburg (HAM) BSL - HAM

$130 - $333

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$238 - $310

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Hamburg Dammtor Ec / ...

$275 - $374

Drive, train  •  12 h 15 min

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

$223 - $342

Bus  •  19 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Hannover
  2. Take the bus from Hanover to Hamburg N66 / ...

$124 - $237

Bus, night train  •  18 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Basel, Basel central station N122 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf Nj 400

$106 - $153

Drive  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Hamburg 739.3 miles

$150 - $230

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Lyon and arriving at Hamburg via Hanover. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 35 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Hamburg is 946 km. The road distance is 1182.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 10 h 35 min and costs .

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Hamburg is to fly which takes 6 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 35 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 19 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Lyon Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 591.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Hamburg, Germany?

Lufthansa, Air France and seven other airlines fly from Lyon to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Hamburg via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe in around 10 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Venice
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Basel to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Lyon to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Bremen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Train operators
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 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
Train from Basel SBB to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Hannover
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Hanover to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hanover ZOB to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Hannover, ZOB am Hbf to Hamburg, ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
arriva.nl

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Lyon to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Hamburg is 1183 km. It takes approximately 10 h 21 min to drive from Lyon to Hamburg.

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Hop!, Brussels Airlines, Iberia and six other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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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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