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

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Fly Lyon to Rome  •  4h 41m

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

67€ - 341€

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Bus  •  14h 20m

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

45€ - 60€

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Train to Geneva, fly to Rome  •  6h 29m

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

96€ - 447€

Train to Turin, fly to Rome  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Rome (FCO) TRN - FCO

126€ - 343€

Fly Lyon to Naples, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Naples (NAP) LYS - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

119€ - 446€

Train  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

102€ - 218€

Drive  •  9h 25m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Rome 987.7 km

130€ - 200€

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Rome is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 14h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Rome is to fly which costs 65€ - 350€ and takes 4h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 20m.

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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 Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 38m.

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The distance between Lyon and Rome is 748 km. The road distance is 987.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Rome without a car is to train which takes 9h 38m and costs 100€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m 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 TGV inOui, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Rome is to fly which takes 4h 41m and costs 65€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 220€ and takes 9h 38m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 14h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Rome.
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  • Distance: 747.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 41m

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

easyJet, Air France and Alitalia fly from Lyon to Rome 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Rome via Torino Porta Susa in around 9h 38m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 370€
Flights from Lyon to Rome via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Turin to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Flights from Lyon to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Lyon to Naples via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 370€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Lyon to Naples via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 850€
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
19€ - 26€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 28€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 25€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
27€ - 30€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Lyon to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus 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 988 km. It takes approximately 9h 25m to drive from Lyon to Rome.

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Alitalia, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Lyon Airport to Rome Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 14€ - 17€.

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