There are 9 ways to get from Lyon to Zagreb by plane, train, shuttle, night bus, bus or car

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Fly Lyon to Zagreb  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zagreb (ZAG) LYS - ZAG

$105 - $357

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Bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Zagreb

$50 - $180

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Train to Geneva, fly to Zagreb  •  8 h 10 min

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

$141 - $465

Fly Lyon to Ljubljana, shuttle  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Ljubljana (LJU) LYS - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb

$136 - $587

Fly Lyon to Graz, shuttle  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Graz (GRZ) LYS - GRZ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Zagreb

$146 - $677

Train, night bus  •  15 h

  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 Venezia Mestre Fr
  4. Take the night bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Zagreb

$129 - $220

Bus BS Tours  •  17 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Bregana

$75 - $120

Train  •  20 h 8 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 Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$212 - $357

Drive  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Zagreb 666.2 miles

$140 - $210

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 16 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via Genève and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 8 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Zagreb is 863 km. The road distance is 1065.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Zagreb without a car is to train and night bus which takes 15 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Lyon to Zagreb, including transfers.

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Lyon to Zagreb bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Lyon station.

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Zagreb is to fly which takes 6 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 7 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 20 h 8 min.

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There is no direct flight from Lyon Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Lyon to Zagreb bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Zagreb station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 539.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Zagreb, Croatia?

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Lyon to Zagreb hourly. Alternatively, Arriva d.o.o. operates a bus from Lyon to Zagreb once a week. Tickets cost $50 - $110 and the journey takes 16 h 7 min. Eurolines FR also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Graz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Graz via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Graz via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Ljubljana via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Graz via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Lyon to Ljubljana via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Ljubljana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Graz via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,300
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Lyon to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Ljubljana via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Ljubljana via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
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
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $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
$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 Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
14 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
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 - $80
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 Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $280
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$150 - $330
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
Night bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Lyon to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
16 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
16 h 46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Lyon to Bregana
Ave. Duration
16 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
bstours.rs

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Lyon to Zagreb train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Zagreb is 1066 km. It takes approximately 10 h 13 min to drive from Lyon to Zagreb.

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Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 2080+ hotels available in Zagreb. Prices start at $46 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 .

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