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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

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

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Bus

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

Train to Geneva, fly

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

Train via Chambéry

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini

Train

  1. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Torino - Bus station
  2. Take the train from Torino - Porta Susa to Roma Termini

Drive

  1. Drive from Lyon to Rome

Lyon to Rome by train

The train journey time between Lyon and Rome is around 12h 33m and covers a distance of around 1035 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 59m. The fastest train normally takes 9h 41m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF, TGV inOui and others, the Lyon to Rome train service departs from Lyon Part Dieu and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 20 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
8h 33m
Layover time:
3h 59m
Total time:
12h 33m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
9h 41m
Train distance:
1035 km
Trains per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€133
Carbon emissions:
54 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:08
Last train departs at:
15:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lyon to Rome train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Lyon to Rome is to bus, which costs €45 - €55 and takes 14h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Rome is to fly which costs €60 - €220 and takes 5h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon Perrache and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 40m.

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The distance between Lyon and Rome is 748 km. The road distance is 983.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Rome without a car is to train via Chambéry which takes 10h 40m and costs €100 - €240.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Lyon to Rome, including transfers.

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

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Lyon to Rome train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 7m and costs €60 - €220. Alternatively, you can train via Chambéry, which costs €100 - €240 and takes 10h 40m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €55 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: 5h 7m

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

easyJet, Air France and Lufthansa fly from Lyon to Rome once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Rome via Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and Torino Porta Susa in around 10h 40m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €29
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Rail 1st Class
€26 - €40
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 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €65
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 Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€50 - €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 Torino - Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €55
Smart Low Cost
€35 - €55
Smart Flex
€75 - €110
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Blablabus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 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 983 km. It takes approximately 9h 23m to drive from Lyon to Rome.

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Air France, easyJet and Lufthansa 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 - €16.

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