How to travel from Amsterdam to Lyon

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from Amsterdam to Lyon

You can get from Amsterdam to Lyon by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Lyon on Dec 09 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:30PMAmsterdam14h05 01:35PMLyon, Gare Perrache
1 transfer
551One-way
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11:30PMAmsterdam14h05 01:35PMLyon, Gare Perrache
1 transfer
551One-way
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08:45PMAmsterdam15h20 12:05PMLyon, Gare Perrache
1 transfer
651One-way
01:45PMAmsterdam14h45 04:30AMLyon, Gare Perrache
1 transfer
651One-way
12:25PMAmsterdam15h05 03:30AMLyon, Gare Perrache
1 transfer
701One-way

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Travel Information to Lyon from Amsterdam

distanceDistance456 miles (736 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$164 - $280
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $164 (€150) • 13 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $280 (€257) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Thalys

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 456 miles (736 km) between Amsterdam and Lyon. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Amsterdam to Lyon.

Travel Tips: Travel from Amsterdam to Lyon

Travel Tips: Travel 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 Amsterdam to Lyon.
FAQs

Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lyon, France is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Netherlands enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Lyon from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Lyon, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Amsterdam to Lyon.

The restriction level for your return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from France is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Amsterdam from Lyon restricted?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Amsterdam from Lyon?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 11/17/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Amsterdam from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Lyon: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lyon is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $164 (€150) compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A bus is generally $117 (€107) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $280 (€257) from Amsterdam to Lyon.

A bus is $55 (€50) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Amsterdam to Lyon costing on average $219 (€200).

The fastest way to get to Lyon from Amsterdam is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Lyon can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 13 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 59 min.

Lyon is approximately 456 miles (736 km) away from Amsterdam.

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Lyon is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Amsterdam to Lyon as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Amsterdam to Lyon:

  • Buses most often depart from Amsterdam at Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Lyon at Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Flights mostly depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Lyon:

  • You can travel to Lyon from Amsterdam by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $164 (€150) with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Lyon.
  • You can take a flight from Amsterdam to Lyon with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $280 (€257) with Lufthansa Cityline from Amsterdam to Lyon.
  • You can travel by train from Amsterdam to Lyon with Thalys, and you can find Thalys Amsterdam to Lyon tickets for $219 (€200) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Amsterdam to Lyon with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with with 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lyon as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Amsterdam and Lyon.

Many of our customers traveling from Amsterdam to Lyon don't make Lyon their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Lyon are Paris, Geneva or Barcelona, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Lyon to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Amsterdam to Lyon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $164 (€150) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $280 (€257) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $219 (€200) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Amsterdam to Lyon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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