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There are 8 ways to get from Valencia to Lyon by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train Spanish Railways AVE  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Barcelona Sants Tlg / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave

$126 - $173

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Lyon 612.3 miles

$7

6 alternative options

Train via Montpellier Saint-Roch  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Barcelona Sants Em
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

$135 - $203

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Barcelona Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 788 / ...

$35 - $109

Bus Eurolines FR  •  18 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Aix en Provence
  2. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Lyon

$123 - $169

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Valencia to Lyon 611.6 miles

$130 - $190

Fly to Lyon  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Lyon (LYS) VLC - LYS

$93 - $360

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 7 min

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

$105 - $401

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The cheapest way to get from Valencia to Lyon is to rideshare which costs 6€ and takes 11 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Valencia to Lyon is to fly which costs 80€ - 320€ and takes 6 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Valencia to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Valencia and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via Barcelona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Valencia to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Valencia Estacio del Nord and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 27 min.

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The distance between Valencia and Lyon is 818 km. The road distance is 978.5 km.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 9 h 27 min and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to get from Valencia to Lyon, including transfers.

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Valencia to Lyon bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Valencia station.

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Valencia to Lyon train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Valencia Estacio del Nord station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Lyon is to train which takes 9 h 27 min and costs 100€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 95€ and takes 14 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 320€ and takes 6 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 511.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Valencia to Lyon via Barcelona Sants in around 9 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Valencia to Lyon via Barcelona in around 14 h 20 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Valencia to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Valencia to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Valencia to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Valencia to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Valencia to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Valencia to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Valencia to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Valencia to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Valencia to Lyon via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Valencia to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Valencia to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Valencia to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
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
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 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
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 Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Valence - bus station to Barcelona City Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Barcelona City Centre to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Valencia to Barcelona Nord Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Barcelona to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Valencia to Aix en Provence
Ave. Duration
13 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Lyon
Ave. Duration
11 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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

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Valencia to Lyon train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Valencia to Lyon is 979 km. It takes approximately 9 h 2 min to drive from Valencia to Lyon.

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Transavia Holland, Air Europa, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Valencia Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Valencia to Lyon train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Valencia to Lyon bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Valencia and Lyon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Valencia Airport is to line 3 subway which takes 21 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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