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There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Prague 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.

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Fly from Lyon  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Prague (PRG) LYS - PRG

$88 - $270

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Bus  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Prague RegioJet

$35 - $170

5 alternative options

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 27 min

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

$99 - $308

Train  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n. Ec

$252 - $318

Bus via Nuremberg  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Nuremberg
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Praha hl. n. 43490

$117 - $160

Train, night train  •  19 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Praha hl.n. En

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Prague 676 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Prague is to fly which costs 75€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Prague is to fly which costs 75€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Prague. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Prague. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Praha hl.n. via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Dresden Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 28 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Prague is 860 km. The road distance is 1081.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Prague without a car is to train which takes 14 h 28 min and costs 210€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Lyon to Prague, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Prague is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs 75€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 280€ and takes 14 h 28 min, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 17 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Prague.
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  • Distance: 537.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Prague, Czech Republic?

Hop!, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Lyon to Prague every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Prague via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Dresden Hbf in around 14 h 28 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Prague via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Prague via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Prague via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Prague via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
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 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Zürich HB to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
13 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Prague
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Lyon to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
regiojet.com
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Nuremberg to Praha hl. n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.cz

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Lyon to Prague bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Prague station.

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Lyon to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Praha hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Prague is 1082 km. It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to drive from Lyon to Prague.

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Air France, CSA, Hop! and four other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Prague Airport.

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

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