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There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Vienna by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Lyon  •  4 h 43 min

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

$89 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  18 h 6 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 Meidling K485

$76 - $122

4 alternative options

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 15 min

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

$104 - $272

Train  •  13 h 51 min

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

$231 - $391

Bus  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Vienna

$130 - $190

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 bus and train which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 18 h 6 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 43 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 Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and arriving at Wien Hbf via Genève and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 51 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 51 min and costs 200€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 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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Lyon to Vienna train services, operated by Sncf, depart from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Vienna is to fly which takes 4 h 43 min and costs 75€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 340€ and takes 13 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 18 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 572 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

easyJet, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Lyon to Vienna every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Vienna via Gare de Genève, Genève, and Zürich HB in around 13 h 51 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Train operators
Sncf
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
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 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 - $150
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
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Sankt Pölten to Vienna, Vienna Meidling
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixtrain.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.

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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 Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str.
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $190
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Lyon to Vienna bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Vienna station.

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Lyon to Vienna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Vienna is 1153 km. It takes approximately 11 h 21 min to drive from Lyon to Vienna.

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easyJet, Air France, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Vienna bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 2110+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $63 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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