There are 8 ways to get from Lyon to Rotterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train via Bruxelles Midi  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

$185 - $223

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Rotterdam N760

$45 - $150

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Train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

$196 - $237

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Antwerp N760
  2. Take the bus from Antwerp to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 803 / ...

$50 - $84

Drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Rotterdam 541 miles

$130 - $190

Fly Lyon to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Amsterdam (AMS) LYS - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$68 - $237

Train to Geneva, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam (AMS) GVA - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$94 - $297

Fly Lyon to Brussels, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Brussels (BRU) LYS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$97 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Rotterdam. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Rotterdam is 687 km. The road distance is 865.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs 150€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Lyon to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 429.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Lyon to Rotterdam via Bruxelles Midi and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 5 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Rotterdam via Antwerp in around 13 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Lille Europe to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$80 - $90
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
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
Bus operators
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 Antwerp
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Antwerp to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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