There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Venice by plane, train, bus or car

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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Fly from Lyon  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE) LYS - VCE

$53 - $311

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Venice, Venice N729 / ...

$26 - $140

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Venice (VCE) GVA - VCE

$79 - $312

Train via Milano Centrale  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia Fr

$98 - $161

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Venezia Santa Lucia Eurocity / ...

$153 - $239

Bus Domo Reisen  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Martigny
  2. Take the bus from Martigny to Venezia

$96 - $127

Drive  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Venice 439 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Venice is to bus which costs 22€ - 120€ and takes 10 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Venice is to fly which costs 40€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Venice, Venice. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Venice. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Venezia S.Lucia via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 21 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Venice is 583 km. The road distance is 702.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Venice without a car is to train which takes 9 h 21 min and costs 80€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Lyon to Venice, including transfers.

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

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Lyon to Venice train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Venice is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs 40€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 80€ - 140€ and takes 9 h 21 min, you could also bus, which costs 22€ - 120€ and takes 10 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Venice.
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  • Distance: 364.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Venice, Italy?

easyJet, Hop! and two other airlines fly from Lyon to Venice 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Venice via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Milano Centrale in around 9 h 21 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Train operators
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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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
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $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
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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 Venice - Tronchetto
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Venezia
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Martigny
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Martigny to Venezia
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Lyon to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S.Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Venice is 702 km. It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to drive from Lyon to Venice.

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easyJet, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Venice Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Venice bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and Busbud.

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There are 4081+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at $75 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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