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

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 from Lyon  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Porto (OPO) LYS - OPO

$57 - $259

6 alternative options

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Porto (OPO) GVA - OPO

$84 - $281

Train, bus  •  17h 14m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Nîmes to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora A / ...
  4. Take the bus from Zamora - Estación de Autobuses to Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce

$268 - $370

Train  •  19h 46m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Nîmes to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vigo-Guixar A
  4. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic

$245 - $352

Bus FlixBus  •  22h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon to Porto, Porto K783

$80 - $230

Bus Iberocoach  •  25h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Givors - Café Jaufrés to Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce

$102 - $123

Drive  •  14h 45m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Porto 968.2 miles

$220 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Porto is to bus which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 25h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Porto is to fly which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 5h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon and arriving at Porto, Porto. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 22h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Porto. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Porto(Campanha) via Nîmes, Madrid Atocha, Madrid-Chamartin and Vigo-Guixar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 46m.

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The distance between Lyon and Porto is 1199 km. The road distance is 1549.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Porto without a car is to train and bus which takes 17h 14m and costs 230€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Lyon to Porto, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Porto is to fly which takes 5h 9m and costs 50€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 310€ and takes 19h 46m, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 200€ and takes 22h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Porto.
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  • Distance: 749.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Porto, Portugal?

easyJet, Transavia France and four other airlines fly from Lyon to Porto every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Porto via Nîmes, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid-Chamartin, and Vigo-Guixar in around 19h 46m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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 Nîmes
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Nîmes to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
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
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Zamora - Estación de Autobuses to Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Givors - Café Jaufrés to Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce
Ave. Duration
23h 42m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
iberocoach.com
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 to Porto, Porto
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lyon to Oporto
Ave. Duration
6 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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

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Porto is 1h behind Lyon. It is currently 7:04 AM in Lyon and 6:04 AM in Porto.

Lyon to Porto train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Porto(Campanha) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Porto is 1549 km. It takes approximately 14h 45m to drive from Lyon to Porto.

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Hop!, easyJet, Iberia and three other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Porto Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Porto bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 3772+ hotels available in Porto. Prices start at $46 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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