How to travel from Dortmund to Lyon

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Travel Information between Dortmund and Lyon

distanceDistance415 miles (669 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$52 - $70
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $52 (€47) • 15 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $70 (€63) • 8 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus or train to travel 415 miles (669 km) from Dortmund to Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 8 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $52 (€47). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Dortmund to Lyon.

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FAQs

Travel between Dortmund, Germany and Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Germany enter France?

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

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

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 5/22/22. 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 to Lyon from Dortmund.

The restriction level for your return to Dortmund, Germany from France is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Dortmund from Lyon restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Dortmund, Germany?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 5/22/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Dortmund from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 ways to get from Dortmund to Lyon: bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Lyon from Dortmund is by taking a bus, which costs on average $52 (€47).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:

Taking a bus is usually $18 (€16) less than taking a train to Lyon, which costs on average $70 (€63) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Dortmund to Lyon is by train with an average journey time of 8 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Lyon by bus can take on average 15 h 30 min.

The distance from Dortmund to Lyon is approximately 415 miles (669 km).

The average frequency per day from Dortmund to Lyon is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Dortmund to Lyon:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Most travelers board their train from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Dortmund to Lyon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Lyon by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Dortmund to Lyon tickets on Omio for $52 (€47).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection to go to Lyon by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Dortmund to Lyon tickets on Omio for $70 (€63).
Your trip from Dortmund to Lyon doesn't have to end in Lyon. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you’d like to add Paris, Geneva or Barcelona to your Dortmund to Lyon tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lyon today!

Before traveling from Dortmund to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $52 (€47) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $70 (€63) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Dortmund to Lyon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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