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There are 7 ways to get from Prague to Lyon by plane, train, bus, night 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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Fly to Lyon  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Lyon (LYS) PRG - LYS

$88 - $269

Cheapest option

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague to Lyon RegioJet

$35 - $170

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 47 min

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

$95 - $300

Train  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to Nürnberg ZOB
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$207 - $275

Bus Eurolines DE  •  18 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Praha hl. n. to Nuremberg 43491
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg ZOB to Lyon

$85 - $113

Night train, train  •  19 h 58 min

  1. Take the night train from Praha hl.n. to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$114 - $190

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Lyon 675.5 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Lyon is to bus which costs 1 900 Kč - 2 600 Kč and takes 18 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Lyon is to fly which costs 1 900 Kč - 6 500 Kč and takes 4 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague and arriving at Lyon. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Nürnberg Hbf and Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 29 min.

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The distance between Prague and Lyon is 860 km. The road distance is 1080.8 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 13 h 29 min and costs 4 600 Kč - 6 500 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Prague to Lyon, including transfers.

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Prague to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Prague station.

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Prague to Lyon train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Lyon is to fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 1 900 Kč - 6 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 4 600 Kč - 6 500 Kč and takes 13 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs 750 Kč - 3 800 Kč and takes 17 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 537.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Lyon, France?

Hop!, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Prague to Lyon every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Prague to Lyon via Nürnberg ZOB, Nürnberg Hbf, and Karlsruhe Hbf in around 13 h 29 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Prague to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Prague to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Prague to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Lyon via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Lyon via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Train operators
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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to Nürnberg ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
cd.cz
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Praha hl.n. to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
14 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Prague to Lyon
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Lyon
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
regiojet.com
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Praha hl. n. to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.cz
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Nuremberg ZOB to Lyon
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Prague to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lyon station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Lyon is 1081 km. It takes approximately 9 h 32 min to drive from Prague to Lyon.

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CSA, Hop!, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Prague to Lyon bus tickets online with Busbud and Distribusion.

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There are 1102+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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