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There are 7 ways to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Lyon  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Lyon (LYS) LIN - LYS

80€ - 185€

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Bus  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Lyon Perrache N729 / ...

19€ - 32€

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

119€ - 247€

Train via Aix-les-Bains  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Aix Les Bains Le Revard Tgv
  2. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Lyon Part Dieu K523 / ...

78€ - 120€

Train  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv Tgv

87€ - 117€

Train #2  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genève Ec
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...

98€ - 214€

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon 444.7 km

55€ - 80€

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The most affordable way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon is to bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 9h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon is to fly which costs 80€ - 190€ and takes 4h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon. However, there are services departing from aeroporto di linate and arriving at Lyon Perrache via via larga altezza p.za fontana and Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 9m.

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The distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and Lyon is 346 km. The road distance is 444.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon without a car is to train via Aix-les-Bains which takes 7h 33m and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon, including transfers.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon is to fly which takes 4h 4m and costs 80€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train via Aix-les-Bains, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 7h 33m, you could also bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 9h 9m.

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

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon Perrache station.

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Map of how to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 346.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 4m

What companies run services between Milan Linate Airport (LIN), Italy and Lyon, France?

Lufthansa, Air France and eight other airlines fly from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon via v.le corsica, 91 prima di via mezzofanti, Milano Porta Vittoria, Milano Porta Garibaldi Sotterranea, Milano P.Garibaldi, Aix Les Bains Le Revard, and Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard in around 7h 33m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Lyon via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 300€
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 220€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 310€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Flights from Milan Linate to Lyon via Paris Orly, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 300€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Train operators
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Genève
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Aix Les Bains Le Revard
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
60€ - 75€
1st Class
65€ - 80€
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
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 Aix Les Bains Le Revard to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
Rail 1st Class
24€ - 35€
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 Milano Centrale to Geneve
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
75€ - 110€
1st Class
130€ - 180€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Milan to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon is 445 km. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lyon.

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Alitalia, Iberia, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Lyon Airport.

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