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There are 5 ways to get from Lyon to Modane by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Modane Lyon-Part-Dieu - Modane / ...

$30 - $50

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Grenoble 709 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Gare de Modane Cars Modane - Grenoble / ...

$29 - $45

3 alternative options

Train via Chambery-Challes-E  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E Lyon - / ...
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Modane Lyon - / ...

$42 - $59

Train inOui TGV  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Modane Tgv 9245

$51 - $67

Drive  •  2h

  1. Drive from Lyon to Modane 124.9 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Modane is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Modane is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Modane. However, there are services departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Gare de Modane via Grenoble-Gare-Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and arriving at Gare de Modane. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Lyon and Modane is 155 km. The road distance is 199.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Modane without a car is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs 29€ - 45€.

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The train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Modane takes 3h 6m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Lyon to Modane train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Modane is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs 29€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 4h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Modane.
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  • Distance: 96.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 6m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Modane, France?

SNCF operates a train from Lyon to Modane once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Modane via Grenoble-Gare-Routière in around 4h 45m.

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 Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Modane
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Modane
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Modane
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $45
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Modane
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
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 Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Grenoble - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Lyon to Modane bus services, operated by SNCF Bus, arrive at Gare de Modane station.

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Lyon to Modane train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Modane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Modane is 200 km. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Lyon to Modane.

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