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There are 9 ways to get from Nijmegen to Lyon by train, bus, 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.

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Train via Paris-Nord  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Nijmegen to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$196 - $271

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Nijmegen to Antwerp 822
  2. Take the bus from Antwerp to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N760

$49 - $89

7 alternative options

Train  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Nijmegen to Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Chambery
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Lyon Part Dieu

$307 - $388

Bus Eurolines FR  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Eindhoven to Lyon

$104 - $154

Drive  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Nijmegen to Lyon 527.5 miles

$120 - $190

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Nijmegen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Lyon (LYS) AMS - LYS

$75 - $230

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Nijmegen to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS

$73 - $265

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Lyon (LYS) DUS - LYS

$98 - $300

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Nijmegen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA
  3. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$97 - $281

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The cheapest way to get from Nijmegen to Lyon is to bus which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 14 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nijmegen to Lyon is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nijmegen to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Nijmegen and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via Antwerp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nijmegen to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Nijmegen and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Breda, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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The distance between Nijmegen and Lyon is 682 km. The road distance is 844 km.

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The best way to get from Nijmegen to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 8 h 15 min and costs 170€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to get from Nijmegen to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Nijmegen to Lyon train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Nijmegen station.

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The best way to get from Nijmegen to Lyon is to train which takes 8 h 15 min and costs 170€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 14 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Nijmegen to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 426 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 15 min

What companies run services between Nijmegen, Netherlands and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Nijmegen to Lyon via Breda, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 8 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nijmegen to Lyon via Antwerp in around 14 h 26 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Nijmegen to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Nijmegen to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Nijmegen to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Chambery
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$270 - $330
1st Class
$340 - $480
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
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 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
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 Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.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 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nijmegen to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Antwerp to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Eindhoven to Lyon
Ave. Duration
12 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nijmegen to Lyon is 844 km. It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to drive from Nijmegen to Lyon.

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Lufthansa, British Airways, Hop! and three other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Nijmegen to Lyon bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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