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There are 9 ways to get from Milan to Lyon by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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

Train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$85 - $100

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Bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 726 / ...

$27 - $47

7 alternative options

Train via Torino Porta Susa  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa 9996 / ...
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$81 - $98

Bus, train  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Chambéry Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Lyon Part Dieu Lyon - / ...

$35 - $50

Rideshare  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Lyon 276.5 miles

$30 - $35

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Lyon 275.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Milan Malpensa to Lyon  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Lyon (LYS) MXP - LYS

$94 - $233

Fly Milan Linate to Geneva, train  •  5 h 10 min

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

$70 - $250

Thello, train to Nice, fly to Lyon  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the Thello from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de St-Laurent-du-Var
  3. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Lyon (LYS) NCE - LYS

$109 - $349

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Lyon is to rideshare which costs 26€ - 31€ and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Lyon is to fly which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Lyon. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Porta Garibaldi and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Milan and Lyon is 339 km. The road distance is 440.8 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 75€ - 85€.

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The train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Lyon Part Dieu takes 5 h 48 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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

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Milan to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Milano Porta Garibaldi station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Lyon is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 75€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 212 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Milan to Lyon 4 times a week. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Lyon 5 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
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 Chambery-Challes-E to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de St-Laurent-du-Var
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$16 - $26
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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia

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 Ventimiglia to St-Laurent-du-Var
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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 Milan, Milan to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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 Milan to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Milan to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Lyon is 441 km. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Milan to Lyon.

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Hop! offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1111+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Milan and Lyon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs 10€ - 14€.

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