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There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Oberhausen by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Lyon, train

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Essen Hbf

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Train to Geneva, fly

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Dusseldorf (DUS)

Train via Brussels

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf

Train

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Luxembourg
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Duesseldorf Hbf

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Liège Guillemins
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Duisburg Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Lyon to Oberhausen

Lyon to Oberhausen by train

The train journey time between Lyon and Oberhausen is around 9h 8m and covers a distance of around 1041 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 18m. The fastest train normally takes 7h 5m. Operated by TGV inOui, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Thalys and others, the Lyon to Oberhausen train service departs from Lyon Part Dieu and arrives in Oberhausen Hbf. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 49m
Layover time:
2h 18m
Total time:
9h 8m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 5m
Train distance:
1041 km
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
€169
Carbon emissions:
54 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:50
Last train departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lyon to Oberhausen train schedules

France → Germany
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International entry into Germany from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Oberhausen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Oberhausen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Oberhausen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Germany.

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Oberhausen is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 13h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Oberhausen is to fly and train which costs €75 - €180 and takes 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Oberhausen. However, there are services departing from Lyon Perrache and arriving at Oberhausen Hbf via Essen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Oberhausen. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Oberhausen Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 42m.

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It is 654 km from Lyon to Oberhausen. It is approximately 794.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Oberhausen without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 7h 42m and costs €160 - €340.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Lyon to Oberhausen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Oberhausen is to train via Brussels which takes 7h 42m and costs €160 - €340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 13h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Oberhausen.
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  • Distance: 654 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Oberhausen via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Koeln Hbf in around 7h 42m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon Perrache to Essen Hbf once daily. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 11h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €380
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€250 - €750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€250 - €750
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €380
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
Eurobahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Bahn DE
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €29
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
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 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Liège Guillemins
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Lyon to Oberhausen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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Lyon to Oberhausen train services, operated by National Express, arrive at Oberhausen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Oberhausen is 794 km. It takes approximately 7h 36m to drive from Lyon to Oberhausen.

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Air France, Eurowings, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Lyon Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Oberhausen bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Oberhausen. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs €14 - €16.

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