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There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Lyon by subway, plane, train, bus or car

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Subway, fly to Lyon  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Lyon (LYS) MUC - LYS

$96 - $252

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Bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 106

$40 - $130

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 53 min

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

$83 - $213

Train inOui TGV  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$180 - $238

Train  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$197 - $325

Train, bus  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lyon

$124 - $185

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Lyon 461.7 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Lyon is to bus which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 11 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Lyon is to subway and fly which costs 80€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Lyon. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Stuttgart Hbf and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 17 min.

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The distance between Munich and Lyon is 575 km. The road distance is 738.7 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 9 h 17 min and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Munich to Lyon, including transfers.

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Munich to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Munich to Lyon train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Lyon is to train which takes 9 h 17 min and costs 150€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 11 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 359.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Munich to Lyon via Stuttgart Hbf and Strasbourg in around 9 h 17 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Lyon 5 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 11 h 20 min. Eurolines FR also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Munich to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Train operators
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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
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
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Munich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Lyon is 739 km. It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to drive from Munich to Lyon.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Munich to Lyon train tickets online with Loco2, Rome2rio and four other operators.

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Book your Munich to Lyon bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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