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There are 8 ways to get from Lyon to Rotterdam by train, bus, night 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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi  •  6h 30m

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

$164 - $196

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  15h 12m

  1. Take the night bus from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N760

$61 - $102

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Train Thalys  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

$271 - $350

Bus  •  13h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Rotterdam

$100 - $150

Drive  •  8h 8m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Rotterdam 541 miles

$130 - $190

Fly Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 42m

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

$67 - $237

Fly Lyon to Brussels, train  •  6h 13m

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

$65 - $252

Train to Geneva, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 30m

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

$89 - $289

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Rotterdam is to night bus which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 15h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 4h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Rotterdam. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 49m.

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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 6h 30m.

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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 6h 30m and costs 140€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Lyon to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Rotterdam is to train which takes 6h 30m and costs 140€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 13h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 429.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 30m

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Rotterdam via Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 6h 30m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Lyon to Rotterdam twice daily. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 13h 49m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
4 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 Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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 Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Valence TGV to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $320
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$250 - $320
1st Class
$330 - $460
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $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. 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
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
13h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Night bus from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Lyon to Rotterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Rotterdam is 866 km. It takes approximately 8h 8m to drive from Lyon to Rotterdam.

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Hop!, Lufthansa, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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

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