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There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Rome 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  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Rome (FCO) LYS - FCO

$62 - $314

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Bus  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Rome N521

$55 - $160

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 31 min

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

$84 - $276

Train via Chambery-Challes-E  •  10 h 15 min

  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 to Roma Termini Fr

$142 - $200

Bus, train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Torino MarinoBus
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Roma Termini To-Rm / ...

$77 - $102

Train  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa Tgv 9247
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

$161 - $217

Drive  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Rome 617.2 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Rome is to bus and train which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 11 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Rome is to fly which costs 50€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Rome. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Rome. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Roma Termini via Chambery-Challes-E and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Rome is 748 km. The road distance is 987.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Rome without a car is to train which takes 10 h 15 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Lyon to Rome, including transfers.

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

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Lyon to Rome train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Rome is to fly which takes 4 h 43 min and costs 50€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 10 h 15 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 140€ and takes 14 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Rome.
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  • Distance: 467.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

Vueling Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Lyon to Rome twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Rome via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Rome via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
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.

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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
1 h 51 min
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
1 h 26 min
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
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 Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
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
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 Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lyon to Torino
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
marinobus.it
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 Rome
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Roma
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Lyon to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Rome is 987 km. It takes approximately 9 h 26 min to drive from Lyon to Rome.

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Vueling Airlines, Alitalia, easyJet and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Rome Airport.

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

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There are 11718+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at $51 USD 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 9€ - 15€.

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