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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.

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Bus, fly  •  4 h 54 min

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

$81 - $287

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Bus ALSA  •  13 h 21 min

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

$52 - $85

4 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 23 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 Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

$161 - $247

Bus, train  •  12 h 12 min

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

$165 - $220

Bus Isilines  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Lyon

$88 - $135

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 45€ - 75€ and takes 13 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pamplona to Lyon is to bus and fly which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pamplona to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Pamplona and arriving at Lyon via Bordeaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 15 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, Barcelona Sants and Montpellier Saint-Roch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 23 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 10 h 23 min and costs 140€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Pamplona to Lyon, including transfers.

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Pamplona to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Pamplona 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 10 h 23 min and costs 140€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 13 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Pamplona to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 381.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Pamplona to Lyon via Zaragoza Delicias, Barcelona Sants, and Montpellier Saint-Roch in around 10 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pamplona to Lyon via Bordeaux in around 13 h 15 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
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
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
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
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Bayonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Bus operators
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 Pamplona to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Irun to Lyon
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
isilines.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pamplona to Irun
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
monbus.es

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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 Isilines, arrive at Lyon station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pamplona to Lyon is 865 km. It takes approximately 8 h 14 min to drive from Pamplona to Lyon.

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easyJet and Hop! offer flights from Biarritz Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Pamplona to Lyon train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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