There are 8 ways to get from Lyon to Saarbrücken 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 Strasbourg  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines

$121 - $140

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Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Luxembourg Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Saarbrücken Hbf Bus / ...

$22 - $32

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Train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Metz Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Forbach(F)

$147 - $167

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Saarbrücken N730

$30 - $50

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Saarbrücken 326.7 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Lyon to Metz/Nancy, train, bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Metz/Nancy (ETZ) LYS - ETZ
  2. Take the train from Rémilly to Forbach(F)
  3. Take the bus from Gare Routière Forbach to Gutenbergstrasse

$128 - $510

Fly Lyon to Strasbourg, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB) LYS - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines

$92 - $420

Train to Geneva, fly to Luxembourg, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Luxembourg (LUX) GVA - LUX
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Saarbrücken Hbf

$123 - $326

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Saarbrücken is to bus which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 9 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Saarbrücken is to fly and train and bus which costs 100€ - 440€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Saarbrücken. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Saarbrücken is 420 km. The road distance is 522.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Saarbrücken without a car is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs 100€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to get from Lyon to Saarbrücken, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Saarbrücken is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs 100€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Metz/Nancy Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Lyon to Saarbrücken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Saarbrücken station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Saarbrücken.
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  • Distance: 262.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Saarbrücken, Germany?

You can take a train from Lyon to Saarbrücken via Strasbourg and Sarreguemines in around 6 h 40 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon to Saarbrücken once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Metz/Nancy
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Metz/Nancy
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $250
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
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 Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Metz Ville to Forbach(F)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Rémilly to Forbach(F)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
cfl.lu
Mobiliteit
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mobiliteit.lu
Regie des Transports de Forbach
Phone
+33 (0) 03 87 29 39 29
Email
contact@tad-forbus.fr
Website
forbus.fr
Bus from Gare Routière Forbach to Gutenbergstrasse
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
forbus.fr

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Saarbrücken is 523 km. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Lyon to Saarbrücken.

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Hop! offers flights from Lyon Airport to Metz/Nancy Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Saarbrücken bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 236+ hotels available in Saarbrücken. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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

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