There are 6 ways to get from Pamplona to Lyon by bus, plane, train 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

Bus, fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Biarritz Airport
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Lyon (LYS) BIQ - LYS

$76 - $287

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona Coach Station to Bayonne Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus / ...

$32 - $82

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Train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Pamplona to Zaragoza Delicias R / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave

$151 - $216

Bus, train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Lourdes
  2. Take the train from Lourdes to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$155 - $201

Bus ALSA  •  13 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Irún
  2. Take the bus from Irun to Lyon

$53 - $86

Drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Pamplona to Lyon 540.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Pamplona to Lyon is to bus which costs 28€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pamplona to Lyon is to bus and fly which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pamplona station to Lyon station. However, there are services departing from Pamplona Coach Station and arriving at Lyon - Perrache Bus station via Bayonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pamplona to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Pamplona and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Zaragoza Delicias and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 41 min.

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The distance between Pamplona and Lyon is 611 km. The road distance is 865.3 km.

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The best way to get from Pamplona to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 9 h 41 min and costs 130€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Pamplona to Lyon, including transfers.

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Pamplona to Lyon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Pamplona Coach Station.

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Pamplona to Lyon train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Pamplona station.

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The best way to get from Pamplona to Lyon is to train which takes 9 h 41 min and costs 130€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Biarritz Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Pamplona to Lyon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lyon - Perrache Bus station.

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Map of how to get from Pamplona to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 381.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Pamplona, Spain and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Pamplona to Lyon via Zaragoza Delicias and Barcelona Sants in around 9 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pamplona to Lyon via Bayonne in around 12 h 50 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Pamplona to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lourdes to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Bus operators
edsa
Phone
948 131 933
Email
edsa@edsa.es
Website
edsa.es
Bus from Pamplona to Biarritz Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
edsa.es
Book at
tellevodeexcursion.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Pamplona to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Irun to Lyon
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Conda
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
conda.es
Bus from Pamplona to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
conda.es
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 Pamplona Coach Station to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bayonne to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
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 Bayonne to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
La Baztanesa
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Pamplona to Irún
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
labaztanesa.com

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