How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon

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from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon on Sep 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:25AMFrankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 216h50 12:15AMLyon, Gare Perrache
1 transfer
751One-way
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07:25AMFrankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 216h50 12:15AMLyon, Gare Perrache
1 transfer
751One-way
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11:15PMFrankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 215h20 02:35PMLyon, Gare Perrache
1 transfer
931One-way
12:25PMFrankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 215h05 03:30AMLyon, Gare Perrache
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1051One-way
07:00AMFrankfurt am Main, Hbf17h15 12:15AMLyon, Gare Perrache
1 transfer
951One-way

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Travel Information between Frankfurt am Main and Lyon

distanceDistance349 miles (563 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$69 - $419
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $69 (€65) • 5 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $419 (€396) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or TGV

Travel 349 miles (563 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Frankfurt am Main and Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $69 (€65). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa or TGV among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon.

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Travel from Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Lyon, France is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Lyon from Frankfurt am Main restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon, France from Frankfurt am Main?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lyon, France?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 9/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from France is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Lyon, France?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Frankfurt am Main from Lyon?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany 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 9/28/22. 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 Frankfurt am Main from Lyon here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $69 (€65) compared to other travel options to Lyon:

Taking a train is usually $11 (€10) less than taking a bus to Lyon, which costs on average $79 (€75) for the same trip.

A train is generally $350 (€331) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $419 (€396) from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon.

The quickest way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Lyon by bus can take on average 11 h 25 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 50 min.

You should expect to travel around 349 miles (563 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Lyon.

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon is:

  • Around 5 buses per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon:

  • Buses from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon most often leave from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1) and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Flights mostly depart from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and tend to arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

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

  • You can travel between Frankfurt am Main and Lyon by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $79 (€75) with Flixbus from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon.
  • You can travel by plane to Lyon from Frankfurt am Main with Lufthansa, and you can find Lufthansa Frankfurt am Main to Lyon tickets for $419 (€396) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Lyon from Frankfurt am Main with TGV, and you can find TGV Frankfurt am Main to Lyon tickets for $69 (€65) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Lyon with Flixbus with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to take to Lyon with SNCF | TGV INOUI.

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.

Looking to extend your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon? Many Omio customers who go from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you're looking to explore Paris, Geneva or Barcelona from Lyon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Frankfurt am Main 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 route costs on average $79 (€75) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $419 (€396) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $69 (€65) one way.

But we recommend booking Frankfurt am Main 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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