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

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

Subway, fly to Lyon  •  4 h 41 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 45 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  •  7 h 21 min

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

$85 - $223

Train TGV  •  9 h 15 min

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

$182 - $238

Train  •  9 h 52 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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$191 - $320

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

$123 - $185

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Lyon 461.7 miles

$95 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Lyon is to bus which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 11 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Lyon is to subway and fly which costs 80€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 41 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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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Munich to Lyon, including transfers.

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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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 45 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 Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 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 41 min

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

You can take a train from Munich to Lyon via Stuttgart Hbf and Karlsruhe Hbf in around 9 h 15 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 11 h 45 min. Eurolines FR also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Munich to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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
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 4 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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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
$70 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$39 - $40
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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
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 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
$80 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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