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There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to La Spezia by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

81€ - 103€

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Bus  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Genoa, Genoa N580
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to La Spezia

31€ - 48€

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Train via Genoa  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to Genova Brignole Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

70€ - 111€

Bus via Nice  •  15h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Nice - Bus station Strasbourg > Mulhouse > Montbéliard > Besançon > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Aix-en-Provence > Fréjus - Saint-Raphaël > Cannes > Antibes > Nice - Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Nice to La Spezia

33€ - 43€

Drive  •  6h 2m

  1. Drive from Lyon to La Spezia 360.5 miles

75€ - 110€

Fly Lyon to Nice, train  •  8h 53m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE
  2. Take the train from St Laurent Du Var to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
  4. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale

81€ - 328€

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LYS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

88€ - 239€

Fly Lyon to Bologna, train  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
  3. Take the train from Parma to La Spezia C.

89€ - 339€

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

77€ - 276€

Fly Lyon to Venice, train  •  9h 3m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE) LYS - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  3. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  4. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

78€ - 363€

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to La Spezia is to bus via Nice which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 15h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to La Spezia is to drive which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 6h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to La Spezia. However, there are services departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at La Spezia via Genova - Via Antonio Gramsci and Genoa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to La Spezia. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at La Spezia Centrale via Torino Porta Susa and Torino Lingotto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 50m.

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The distance between Lyon and La Spezia is 432 km. The road distance is 576.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to La Spezia without a car is to train which takes 7h 50m and costs 80€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 7h 50m to get from Lyon to La Spezia, including transfers.

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Lyon to La Spezia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to La Spezia is to train which takes 7h 50m and costs 80€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to La Spezia.
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  • Distance: 270.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 50m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and La Spezia, Italy?

You can take a train from Lyon to La Spezia via Torino Porta Susa and Torino Lingotto in around 7h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to La Spezia via Genoa, Genoa, Genova - Via Antonio Gramsci, Genova - Via XX Settembre, and Genoa in around 8h 53m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 380€
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 440€
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 550€
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 380€
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 440€
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 550€
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 750€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 440€
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 180€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
26€ - 230€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 460€
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
75€ - 110€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
31€ - 36€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
31€ - 36€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Lingotto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Lingotto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 21€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Lingotto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 22€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
18€ - 22€
Train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 13€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
10€ - 13€
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
17€ - 20€
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 13€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
11€ - 13€
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 30€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
26€ - 31€
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
11€ - 14€
Train from Parma to La Spezia C.
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 17€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
14€ - 17€
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
9€ - 12€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Laurent Du Var to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
1st Class
14€ - 22€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 55€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Malpensa Express
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Italo Treno
Bus operators
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 Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Genoa to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Nice to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
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 - Perrache Bus Station to Nice - Bus station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Lyon to La Spezia bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, arrive at La Spezia station.

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Lyon to La Spezia train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to La Spezia is 577 km. It takes approximately 6h 2m to drive from Lyon to La Spezia.

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Air France, Nouvel Air Tunisie and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport.

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