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There are 6 ways to get from Rome to Lyon by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Lyon  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Lyon (LYS) FCO - LYS

$63 - $313

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N521

$55 - $160

4 alternative options

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 53 min

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

$85 - $274

Train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$141 - $184

Train, bus  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa 9996 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Torino to Lyon MarinoBus

$80 - $100

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Lyon 619.4 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Lyon is to train and bus which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 11 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Lyon is to fly which costs 50€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 46 min.

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The distance between Rome and Lyon is 748 km. The road distance is 991 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 9 h 46 min and costs 120€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Rome to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Rome to Lyon train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Lyon is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs 50€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 160€ and takes 9 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 140€ and takes 14 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 467.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Lyon, France?

Hop!, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Rome to Lyon 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Lyon via Torino Porta Susa and Torino Porta Susa in around 9 h 46 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Rome to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Rome to Lyon via Tunis
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
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
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Torino to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
marinobus.it
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 Rome to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Roma to Lyon
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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More Questions & Answers

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Lyon is 991 km. It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to drive from Rome to Lyon.

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Vueling Airlines, Hop!, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Rome to Lyon bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 1114+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 10€ - 15€.

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