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There are 7 ways to get from Saarbrücken to Lyon by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Saarbrucken  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Lyon (LYS) SCN - LYS

$264 - $1,006

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Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N730

$30 - $50

5 alternative options

Bus, train to Metz/Nancy, fly  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Gutenbergstrasse to Gare Routière Forbach
  2. Take the train from Forbach(F) to Rémilly
  3. Fly from Metz/Nancy (ETZ) to Lyon (LYS) ETZ - LYS

$126 - $508

Train via Strasbourg  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Sarreguemines to Strasbourg Sarreguemines - Strasbourg / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$115 - $138

Train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Forbach(F) to Metz Ville Saarbrücken-Forbach-Metz / ...
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$108 - $130

Train, bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Forbach(F) to Metz Ville
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Nancy Ville Ter
  3. Take the bus from Nancy to Lyon

$36 - $87

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Lyon 326.9 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Saarbrücken to Lyon is to bus which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Lyon is to bus and train and fly which costs 110€ - 450€ and takes 4 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saarbrücken and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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The distance between Saarbrücken and Lyon is 420 km. The road distance is 523 km.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 7 h 12 min and costs 100€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Saarbrücken to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Lyon is to fly which takes 5 h 4 min and costs 230€ - 900€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 120€ and takes 7 h 12 min, you could also bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Saarbrucken Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Saarbrücken to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 262.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Saarbrücken, Germany and Lyon, France?

BMI Regional, Lufthansa and Luxair fly from Saarbrücken to Lyon every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Saarbrücken to Lyon via Sarreguemines, Sarreguemines, and Strasbourg in around 7 h 12 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Saarbrucken to Lyon via Hamburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Saarbrucken to Lyon via Luxembourg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Saarbrucken to Lyon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Saarbrucken to Lyon via Luxembourg, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Metz/Nancy to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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 Forbach(F) to Rémilly
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $27
Train from Sarreguemines to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Forbach(F) to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Metz Ville to Nancy Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $30
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Metz Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Bus operators
Regie des Transports de Forbach
Phone
+33 (0) 03 87 29 39 29
Email
contact@tad-forbus.fr
Website
forbus.fr
Bus from Gutenbergstrasse to Gare Routière Forbach
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
forbus.fr
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 Saarbrücken to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Nancy to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Lyon is 523 km. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Saarbrücken to Lyon.

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Luxair, BMI Regional and Lufthansa offer flights from Saarbrucken Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Saarbrücken to Lyon bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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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 Saarbrücken to Saarbrucken Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs 28€ - 35€.

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