There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Vienna 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Lyon  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Vienna (VIE) LYS - VIE

$90 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  18 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str. 1921
  2. Take the train from Sankt Pölten to Vienna, Vienna Mitte K485 / ...

$85 - $139

4 alternative options

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 22 min

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

$101 - $280

Train  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj

$238 - $408

Bus  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Vienna

$130 - $200

Drive  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Vienna 720.9 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Vienna is to fly which costs 75€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Vienna is to fly which costs 75€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Vienna. Services depart five times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 18 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Wien Hbf via Genève and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 54 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Vienna is 915 km. The road distance is 1153.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 13 h 54 min and costs 200€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Lyon to Vienna, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 572 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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

Austrian Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Lyon to Vienna every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Vienna via Genève and Zürich HB in around 13 h 54 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
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
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 Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
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
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Sankt Pölten to Vienna, Vienna Mitte
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from St.Pölten Hbf to Wien Mitte
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
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
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str.
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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