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

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Fly to Lyon  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Lyon (LYS) VCE - LYS

72€ - 165€

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Bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Turin, Turin 402 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Turin to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N729 / ...

34€ - 58€

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 1m

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

112€ - 245€

Train  •  9h 19m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu Ter

88€ - 184€

Train via Milan  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano P.Garibaldi Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv Tgv

106€ - 184€

Bus via Martigny  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Martigny, Gare Venedig-Neuchatel
  2. Take the bus from Martigny to Lyon, Perrache 251 / ...

60€ - 92€

Drive  •  6h 49m

  1. Drive from Venice to Lyon 698.6 km

85€ - 130€

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Lyon is to bus which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 11h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Lyon is to fly which costs 70€ - 170€ and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Liberta' Santa Chiara and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via Venice, Venice Mestre and Turin, Turin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Torino Porta Susa and Chambery Challes Les Eaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 19m.

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The distance between Venice and Lyon is 583 km. The road distance is 698.6 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 9h 19m and costs 85€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Venice to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Venice to Lyon train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Lyon is to fly which takes 4h 20m and costs 70€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 85€ - 190€ and takes 9h 19m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 11h 35m.

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  • Distance: 583.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Lyon, France?

Volotea, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Venice to Lyon twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Lyon via Torino Porta Susa and Chambery Challes Les Eaux in around 9h 19m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Venice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 160€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 850€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 750€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
20€ - 290€
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 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
22€ - 30€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 25€
Rail 1st Class
26€ - 40€
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 Venice, Venice Mestre to Turin, Turin
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Turin to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
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 Torino to Lyon, Perrache
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Martigny to Lyon, Perrache
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Torino - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Martigny, Gare
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
ExpressBus
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Martigny to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Venice to Lyon train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Lyon is 699 km. It takes approximately 6h 49m to drive from Venice to Lyon.

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