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There are 9 ways to get from Lyon to Parma 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 Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Parma Fb / ...

$132 - $209

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Bus FlixBus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Torino N521 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Parma 429

$32 - $54

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Train via Torino Porta Susa  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Milano Centrale Station
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Parma Fb / ...

$101 - $137

Bus Eurolines FR  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Parma

$65 - $110

Drive  •  5h 20m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Parma 338.6 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Lyon to Bologna, train  •  5h 43m

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

$95 - $363

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Piacenza to Parma

$102 - $390

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 20m

  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 Parma

$105 - $260

Fly Lyon to Venice, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE) LYS - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma

$70 - $354

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Parma is to bus which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 8h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Parma is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 5h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Parma. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Parma. However, there are services departing from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and arriving at Parma via Geneve and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 24m.

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The distance between Lyon and Parma is 441 km. The road distance is 541.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Parma without a car is to train which takes 8h 24m and costs 110€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 8h 24m to get from Lyon to Parma, including transfers.

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

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Lyon to Parma 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 Parma is to train which takes 8h 24m and costs 110€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 8h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Parma.
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  • Distance: 275.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 24m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Parma, Italy?

You can take a train from Lyon to Parma via Geneve and Milano Centrale in around 8h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Parma via Turin, Torino in around 8h 55m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
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 Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Piacenza to Parma
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $11
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
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 Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Parma
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Lyon to Parma train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Parma station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Parma is 542 km. It takes approximately 5h 20m to drive from Lyon to Parma.

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Parma train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Lyon to Parma bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 329+ hotels available in Parma. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29m and costs 9€ - 15€.

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