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

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Train  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud Mr07
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

€92 - €172

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Night train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the night train from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Lyon Perrache Ic0770 / ...

€90 - €167

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Bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the bus from BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON to GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE Ler 35
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus Station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

Night train via Lyon Part Dieu  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the night train from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Lyon Part Dieu Ic / ...

€90 - €167

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Vars to Lyon 261 km

€28 - €45

Drive, fly  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Vars to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Lyon (LYS) MRS - LYS

€91 - €394

Vars to Lyon by bus and train

The journey time between Vars and Lyon is around 9h 12m and covers a distance of around 342 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 50m. Operated by Zou! Hautes-Alpes, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui and others, the Vars to Lyon service departs from Ste Marie Monte Pente - VARS and arrives in Lyon Part Dieu. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9h 12m
Fastest journey time:
4h 50m
Journey distance:
342 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€92
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:25
Last service departs at:
18:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vars to Lyon bus and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The cheapest way to get from Vars to Lyon is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 3h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Vars to Lyon is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vars to Lyon station. However, there are services departing from Ste Marie Monte Pente - VARS and arriving at Lyon - Perrache Bus Station via MONT DAUPHIN - Gare SNCF - MONT DAUPHIN, BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON and Grenoble - Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 32m.

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The distance between Vars and Lyon is 193 km. The road distance is 261 km.

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The best way to get from Vars to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €90 - €180.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from Vars to Lyon, including transfers.

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Vars to Lyon bus services, operated by Zou! LER, depart from BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON station.

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The best way to get from Vars to Lyon is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €90 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 32m.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Vars to Lyon bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Lyon - Perrache Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Vars to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 193.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between Vars, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Vars to Lyon via Gare de Montdauphin - EYGLIERS, Montdauphin-Guillestre, and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 6h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vars to Lyon via MONT DAUPHIN - Gare SNCF - MONT DAUPHIN, BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON, and Grenoble - Bus Station in around 7h 32m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Air Senegal
Website
flyairsenegal.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€9 - €310
Corsairfly
Website
corsair.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€190 - €430
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 Montdauphin-Guillestre to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €160
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 Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €37
1st Class
€27 - €32
Renfe SNCF
Bus operators
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON to GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Zou! LER
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Grenoble - Bus Station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
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 Grenoble to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Grenoble to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Schedules at
bstours.rs

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Yes, the driving distance between Vars to Lyon is 261 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Vars to Lyon.

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Air Senegal, Corsairfly and Air France offer flights from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport.

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