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There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to Salzburg by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Lyon to Salzburg  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Salzburg (SZG) LYS - SZG

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Bus  •  15h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Munich central bus station 106 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zob to Salzburg South N948 / ...

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Fly Lyon to Munich, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Munich (MUC) LYS - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

Train to Geneva, fly to Salzburg  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Salzburg (SZG) GVA - SZG

Fly Lyon to Linz, train  •  11h 1m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Linz (LNZ) LYS - LNZ
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

Train to Geneva, fly to Munich, train  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Munich (MUC) GVA - MUC
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

Train via Karlsruhe  •  10h 52m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...

Train  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Salzburg Hbf Rjx

Night bus, train  •  14h 39m

  1. Take the night bus from Lyon Perrache to Zob N106
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Re5

Drive  •  8h 24m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Salzburg 873 km

Lyon to Salzburg by train

The train journey time between Lyon and Salzburg is around 12h 55m and covers a distance of around 1047 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 24m. The fastest train normally takes 10h 56m. Operated by TGV inOui, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Go Ahead BW and others, the Lyon to Salzburg train service departs from Lyon Part Dieu and arrives in Salzburg Hbf. Typically seven 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:
9h 31m
Layover time:
3h 24m
Total time:
12h 55m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
10h 56m
Train distance:
1047 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€182
Carbon emissions:
55 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:04
Last train departs at:
10:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lyon to Salzburg train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Salzburg is to bus which costs €30 - €55 and takes 15h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Salzburg is to fly which costs €40 - €190 and takes 6h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Lyon Perrache and arriving at Salzburg South via Zob. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Karlsruhe Hbf and Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 52m.

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The distance between Lyon and Salzburg is 664 km. The road distance is 873 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Salzburg without a car is to train via Karlsruhe which takes 10h 52m and costs €140 - €290.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Lyon to Salzburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Salzburg is to fly which takes 6h 8m and costs €40 - €190. Alternatively, you can train via Karlsruhe, which costs €140 - €290 and takes 10h 52m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €55 and takes 15h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 664.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 8m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Salzburg, Austria?

Lufthansa, easyJet and Ryanair fly from Lyon to Salzburg once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Salzburg via Karlsruhe Hbf and Stuttgart Hbf in around 10h 52m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Flights from Lyon to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €490
Flights from Lyon to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Lyon to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Lyon to Linz via Frankfurt, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Flights from Lyon to Linz via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €850
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Flights from Lyon to Linz via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lyon to Salzburg via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €170
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Linz via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €850
Train operators
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Railjet
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Railjet
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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
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
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€120 - €220
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €14
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Linz, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €12
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€4 - €7
1st Class
€8 - €12
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich central bus station to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €12
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.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Zob
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Zob to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Night bus from Lyon Perrache to Zob
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
RegioJet

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There is no direct flight from Lyon Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Lyon to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Salzburg South station.

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Lyon to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Salzburg is 873 km. It takes approximately 8h 24m to drive from Lyon to Salzburg.

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easyJet, Ryanair and Lufthansa offer flights from Lyon Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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