There are 9 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Tha / ...

$186 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Lille Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Rotterdam Ouibus / ...

$32 - $55

7 alternative options

Train via Lyon-Perrache  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon-Perrache to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Tha / ...

$187 - $225

Bus Eurolines FR  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Rotterdam

$100 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Rotterdam 541 miles

$130 - $190

Fly Lyon to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 45 min

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

$68 - $237

Fly Lyon to Brussels, train  •  5 h 45 min

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

$97 - $290

Train to Geneva, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 31 min

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

$93 - $296

Fly Lyon to Dusseldorf, train  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LYS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Rotterdam Centraal

$87 - $284

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Rotterdam via Bruxelles Midi in around 5 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Rotterdam via Lille in around 13 h 42 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 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 Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
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 Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
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 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
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 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
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $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
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
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
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
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles 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 Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 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
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Venlo to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Lille
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lyon and Rotterdam is 687 km. The road distance is 866 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 13 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Lyon to Rotterdam is to fly and train which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 55€ - 210€.

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 Bruxelles Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 42 min.

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 13 h 49 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Lyon to Rotterdam, including transfers.