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

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Fly Valencia to Lyon  •  4h 45m

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

51€ - 620€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  11h 7m

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Lyon 979.7 km

6€

6 alternative options

Fly Valencia to Geneva, train  •  7h 26m

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

106€ - 380€

Train to Alicante, fly to Lyon  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Lyon (LYS) ALC - LYS

80€ - 419€

Train  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Barcelona-Sants Eur
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave

84€ - 115€

Bus  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N1131 / ...

40€ - 65€

Bus, train  •  19h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Saint-Etienne 262
  2. Take the train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Perrache Ter

55€ - 88€

Drive  •  9h 2m

  1. Drive from Valencia to Lyon 978.5 km

110€ - 170€

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Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Valencia to Lyon is to fly which costs 50€ - 650€ and takes 4h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valencia and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Valencia to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 40m.

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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 8h 40m and costs 80€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Valencia to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Valencia to Lyon train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Lyon is to fly which takes 4h 45m and costs 50€ - 650€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 8h 40m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 13h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 818.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

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

Volotea and Iberia fly from Valencia to Lyon once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Valencia to Lyon via Barcelona-Sants in around 8h 40m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Alicante to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Valencia to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 650€
Flights from Valencia to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 650€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Valencia to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Alicante to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 320€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Valencia to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 320€
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 22€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 13€
Rail 1st Class
15€ - 22€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Valencia to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Valencia to Lyon, Perrache
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Valencia to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Lyon
Ave. Duration
11h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Valencia Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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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 Renfe SNCF, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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

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Volotea and Iberia offer flights from Valencia Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Valencia to Lyon bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 1134+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 87€ 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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