There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Porto by plane, train, bus, night train 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Lyon  •  5 h 9 min

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

$58 - $259

6 alternative options

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h

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

$89 - $289

Train, bus  •  17 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV 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

$277 - $374

Train, Trenhotel  •  19 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Ir / ...
  4. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
  5. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Vila Nova de Gaia

$246 - $351

Bus Eurolines FR  •  25 h

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Porto

$80 - $220

Bus Iberocoach  •  25 h 12 min

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

$111 - $136

Drive  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Porto 968.2 miles

$220 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Porto is to bus which costs 65€ - 190€ and takes 25 h.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Porto is to fly which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Porto. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 25 h.

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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 Vila Nova de Gaia via Avignon TGV, Madrid Atocha, Madrid-Chamartin, Estación de Salamanca and Coimbra-B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 8 min.

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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 17 h 14 min and costs 230€ - 320€.

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

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

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Lyon to Porto train services, operated by 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 5 h 9 min and costs 45€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 190€ and takes 25 h.

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

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

easyJet, Transavia France and four other airlines fly from Lyon to Porto every 3 hours. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Lyon to Porto 3 times a week. Tickets cost $130 - $220 and the journey takes 25 h. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
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 Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
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
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Coimbra-B to Vila Nova de Gaia
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$11 - $17
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
4 h 27 min
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
23 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
iberocoach.com
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 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com

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