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There are 9 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon by plane, train, shuttle, bus 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 Santiago de Compostela to Lyon  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Lyon (LYS) SCQ - LYS

$102 - $310

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Train to A Coruna, fly to Lyon  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Lyon (LYS) LCG - LYS

$70 - $296

7 alternative options

Shuttle to Porto, fly to Lyon  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Lyon (LYS) OPO - LYS

$344 - $545

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Geneva, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Geneva (GVA) SCQ - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$71 - $231

Train  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin A
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha 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 / ...

$237 - $345

Bus Iberocoach  •  24 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Ourense
  2. Take the bus from Ourense to Givors - Café Jaufrés

$116 - $151

Bus Eurolines FR  •  27 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Vigo
  2. Take the bus from Valença do Minho to Lyon

$163 - $275

Bus ALSA  •  4 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Lyon

$110 - $170

Drive  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon 917.2 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon is to bus which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 24 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon is to fly which costs 85€ - 270€ and takes 7 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Lyon. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Madrid Chamartín, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Barcelona Sants and Montpellier Saint-Roch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 29 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Lyon is 1111 km. The road distance is 1467.5 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 15 h 29 min and costs 200€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon, including transfers.

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Santiago de Compostela to Lyon bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santiago De Compostela station.

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

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon is to fly which takes 7 h 18 min and costs 85€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 300€ and takes 15 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 24 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 694.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 18 min

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Lyon, France?

Iberia, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon via Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid Atocha, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Barcelona Sants, and Montpellier Saint-Roch in around 15 h 29 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from A Coruna to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from A Coruna to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Porto to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon via Basel, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from A Coruna to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Porto to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Porto to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Porto to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Porto to Lyon via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $310
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from A Coruna to Lyon via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Porto to Lyon via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Porto to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Porto to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from A Coruna to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
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 Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
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
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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
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
Bus operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$288
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Ourense
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
monbus.es
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Ourense to Givors - Café Jaufrés
Ave. Duration
21 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Valença do Minho to Lyon
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Santiago De Compostela to Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 days 0 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
alsa.com

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There is no direct flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Santiago de Compostela to Lyon bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Lyon station.

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Santiago de Compostela to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Lyon is 1468 km. It takes approximately 14 h 7 min to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Lyon.

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easyJet, Lufthansa and Iberia offer flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1079+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santiago de Compostela Airport is to bus which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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