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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Lyon

Showing times and prices for May 19

Cheapest

$61

Average

$73

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cologne to Lyon will cost around $ 73 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 61.

BlaBlaCar Bus
10:00PMCologne15h35 01:35PMLyon
0 changes
$611One-way
Flixbus
05:30PMCologne18h00 11:30AMLyon
0 changes
$651One-way
Flixbus
12:20AMCologne18h15 06:35PMLyon
0 changes
$691One-way
Flixbus
10:40PMCologne13h30 12:10PMLyon
0 changes
$711One-way
Flixbus
06:45AMCologne15h00 09:45PMLyon
0 changes
$721One-way

Bus schedule from Cologne to Lyon

Showing buses for tomorrow, Thu, May 19
Flixbus
12:20AMCologne18h15 06:35PMLyon
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Flixbus
06:45AMCologne15h00 09:45PMLyon
0 changes
Flixbus
05:30PMCologne18h00 11:30AMLyon
0 changes
Flixbus
09:40PMCologne13h30 11:10AMLyon
0 changes
Flixbus
09:45PMCologne16h20 02:05PMLyon
0 changes
BlaBlaCar Bus
10:00PMCologne15h35 01:35PMLyon
0 changes
Flixbus
10:40PMCologne13h30 12:10PMLyon
0 changes
Flixbus
10:45PMCologne16h20 03:05PMLyon
0 changes

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Thu
May 19
$85Deutsche Bahn with connection
$39Flixbus
$636Lufthansa
Fri
May 20
$81Deutsche Bahn with connection
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
$484Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
May 21
$197Deutsche Bahn with connection
$45Flixbus
$636Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
May 22
$170Deutsche Bahn with connection
$55Flixbus
$484Air Dolomiti
Mon
May 23
$92Deutsche Bahn with connection
$46BlaBlaCar Bus
$484Lufthansa
Tue
May 24
$76Deutsche Bahn with connection
$61Flixbus
$413Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
May 25
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$64Flixbus
$413Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
May 26
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$62BlaBlaCar Bus
$556Lufthansa
Fri
May 27
$70Deutsche Bahn with connection
$42Flixbus
$348Eurowings
Sat
May 28
$81Deutsche Bahn with connection
$52Flixbus
$351Lufthansa
Sun
May 29
$112Deutsche Bahn with connection
$51BlaBlaCar Bus
$484Air Dolomiti
Mon
May 30
$90Deutsche Bahn with connection
$39BlaBlaCar Bus
$413Lufthansa
Tue
May 31
$70Deutsche Bahn with connection
$50Flixbus
$351Lufthansa
Wed
Jun 1
$76Deutsche Bahn with connection
$45Flixbus
$351Lufthansa
Thu
Jun 2
$90Deutsche Bahn with connection
$43Flixbus
$441Eurowings
Fri
Jun 3
$112Deutsche Bahn with connection
$57Flixbus
$512Eurowings
Sat
Jun 4
$169Deutsche Bahn with connection
$47Flixbus
$413Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Jun 5
$192Deutsche Bahn with connection
$52Flixbus
$351Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Jun 6
$115Deutsche Bahn with connection
$52Flixbus
$484Lufthansa
Tue
Jun 7
$70Deutsche Bahn with connection
$49Flixbus
$288Lufthansa Cityline

Bus times from Cologne to Lyon

Showing times and prices for May 19

Fastest Journey

13 h 30 m

Average

15 h 48 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

597 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Cologne for Lyon every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 597 km distance in an average of 15 h 48 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 13 h 30 m .

The slowest buses will take 18 h 15 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Flixbus
10:40PMCologne13h30 12:10PMLyon
0 changes
$711One-way
Flixbus
09:40PMCologne13h30 11:10AMLyon
0 changes
$841One-way
Flixbus
06:45AMCologne15h00 09:45PMLyon
0 changes
$721One-way
BlaBlaCar Bus
10:00PMCologne15h35 01:35PMLyon
0 changes
$611One-way
Flixbus
10:45PMCologne16h20 03:05PMLyon
0 changes
$801One-way

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Overview: Bus from Cologne to Lyon

distanceDistance370 miles (597 km)
durationAverage bus duration12 h 55 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$52 (€47)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesAlsa, BlaBlaCar, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus

Buses from Cologne to Lyon cover the 370 miles (597 km) long route taking on average 12 h 55 min with our travel partners like Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $52 (€47), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $39 (€35). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

Bus companies: Alsa and FlixBus from Cologne to Lyon

Alsa and FlixBus buses will get you between Cologne and Lyon from $39 (€35). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

Alsa
FlixBus

Alsa is the main provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Alsa when booking your bus tickets between Cologne and Lyon due to the coronavirus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Normal conditions apply

    Travel Tips: Bus to Lyon from Cologne

    Take the bus to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Lyon.
    FAQs

    Am I allowed to travel by bus from Cologne, Germany to Lyon, France?

    Travel by bus between Cologne, Germany and Lyon, France is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Lyon from Cologne restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Cologne?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Health declaration required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Lyon, France?

    The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 5/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Cologne to Lyon closer to your date of departure here

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Cologne, Germany from Lyon, France?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Lyon to Cologne is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from France?

    Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Lyon?

    What are the requirements?

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

    What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

    The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last checked on 5/17/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Cologne from Lyon here.

    How much do cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Lyon cost?

    Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Lyon from Cologne for as low as $39 (€35)  for the next 7 days.

    How much is the bus between Cologne and Lyon on average?

    If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Lyon bus to cost on average $52 (€47)  one way.

    How far is it from Cologne to Lyon by bus?

    The Cologne to Lyon bus distance is approximately 370 miles (597 km).

    How long is the bus between Cologne and Lyon?

    On average the Cologne to Lyon bus time is 12 h 55 min  covering the 370 miles (597 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When traveling by bus from Cologne to Lyon, which bus station in Cologne do I depart from and which bus station in Lyon do I arrive in?

    When departing from Cologne, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). When arriving in Lyon, you can end your journey in bus stations like Lyon, Gare Perrache, Lyon, Gare Part-Dieu and Lyon, Dardilly.

    Omio customers book a bus from Köln Hbf   to Lyon, Gare Perrache   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the Cologne bus station located? Where is the Lyon bus station located?

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Lyon, Gare Perrache, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center.

    What bus providers go from Cologne to Lyon?

    For the trip from Cologne to Lyon you can take a bus with Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Lyon from Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    What time is the earliest bus from Cologne to Lyon? What time is the last bus from Cologne to Lyon?

    The first Cologne to Lyon bus departs at 6: 45 AM   and the last bus from Cologne to Lyon leaves at 11: 35 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Cologne to Lyon on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

    How far in advance should I buy a bus ticket from Cologne to Lyon to get the best deals?

    You can find buses from Cologne to Lyon to cost on average $52 (€47) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Lyon bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.