How to travel from Bologna to Lyon

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Travel Information from Bologna to Lyon

distanceDistance327 miles (527 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$45 - $189
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $45 (€40) • 9 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $189 (€169) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air France

Travel 327 miles (527 km) by bus or flight between Bologna and Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $45 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Air France among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Bologna to Lyon.

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FAQs

Travel between Bologna, Italy and Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Italy enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

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

Conditions of entry into France:

  • 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

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: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 5/24/22. 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 between Bologna and Lyon.

The current restriction level for returning to Bologna, Italy from France is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Bologna, Italy from Lyon, France?

Reentering Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Bologna from Lyon?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

Which rules do I need to follow in Bologna, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 5/23/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Bologna from Lyon here.

There are 2 travel options from Bologna to Lyon: bus or flight.

The cheapest way to travel from Bologna to Lyon is by taking a bus with an average price of $45 (€40).

This is compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A bus is generally $144 (€129) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $189 (€169) from Bologna to Lyon.

The fastest way from Bologna to Lyon is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Lyon that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 30 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 327 miles (527 km) between Bologna and Lyon.

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

  • Buses most often depart from Bologna at Bologna, Autostazione and arrive in Lyon at Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Flights from Bologna to Lyon most often leave from Bologna Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.

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

  • You can travel to Lyon from Bologna by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $45 (€40) with Flixbus from Bologna to Lyon.
  • You can travel by plane from Bologna to Lyon with Air France, and you can find Air France Bologna to Lyon tickets for $189 (€169) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Bologna to Lyon with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Bologna 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 Bologna 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 $45 (€40) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $189 (€169) one way on average.

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

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