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from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon

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

Our recommendation

To get from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon on Oct 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:57PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf5h59 07:56PMLyon Part Dieu
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$921One-way
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12:25PMFrankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 215h50 04:15AMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$751One-way
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02:06PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf5h50 07:56PMLyon Part Dieu
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$1011One-way
10:06AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf6h58 05:04PMLyon Part Dieu
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$1221One-way
01:57PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf5h59 07:56PMLyon Part Dieu
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$1511One-way

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Thu
Oct 28
$92SNCF | TGV INOUI
$57Flixbus
$251HOP!
Fri
Oct 29
$135TGV
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$444HOP!
Sat
Oct 30
$93Deutsche Bahn with connection
$74BlaBlaCar Bus
$383HOP!
Sun
Oct 31
$67TGV
$53Flixbus
$238HOP!
Mon
Nov 1
$93Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$238HOP!
Thu
Nov 4
$67TGV
$48Flixbus
$238HOP!
Fri
Nov 5
$86TGV
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$239HOP!
Sat
Nov 6
$86TGV
$49Flixbus
$238HOP!
Sun
Nov 7
$86TGV
$50Flixbus
$238HOP!
Mon
Nov 8
$61TGV
$42Flixbus
$150HOP!
Tue
Nov 9
$49TGV
$31Flixbus
$238HOP!
Wed
Nov 10
$55TGV
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$150HOP!
Thu
Nov 11
$55TGV
$37Flixbus
$125Lufthansa
Fri
Nov 12
$55SNCF | TGV INOUI
$29Flixbus
$125Lufthansa
Sat
Nov 13
$61TGV
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
Nov 14
$93Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$180HOP!
Mon
Nov 15
$74SNCF | TGV INOUI
$33Flixbus
$161Lufthansa
Tue
Nov 16
$45TGV
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$161Lufthansa

Travel Information from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon

distanceDistance349 miles (563 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$47 - $154
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $47 (€38) • 12 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $154 (€125) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 349 miles (563 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $47 (€38). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Lufthansa, Flixbus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Lyon, France if I’m coming from Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

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

Is international entry into Lyon from Frankfurt am Main restricted?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

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: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 10/27/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Frankfurt am Main and Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Lyon, France?

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

Is my journey back to Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main from Lyon?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, 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 10/27/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Frankfurt am Main from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Lyon from Frankfurt am Main?

There are 3 ways to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon?

The cheapest way to travel to Lyon from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a bus with an average price of $47 (€38).

This is compared to other travel options to Lyon:

Taking a bus is usually $107 (€87) less than taking a flight to Lyon, which costs on average $154 (€125) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $64 (€52) less than taking a train, which costs on average $111 (€90) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon?

The fastest way to get to Lyon from Frankfurt am Main is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Lyon can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 12 h 10 min   of travel time.

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

How far is Lyon from Frankfurt am Main?

Lyon is approximately 349 miles (563 km) away from Frankfurt am Main.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon?

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

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

When traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon, where do I depart from Frankfurt am Main and where do I arrive in Lyon?

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

  • Flights from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon most often leave from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf and tend to arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Trains most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and arrive in Lyon at Lyon Part Dieu.
Who can get me from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon?

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 flight with Lufthansa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $154 (€125) with Lufthansa from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon.
  • You can travel by bus between Frankfurt am Main and Lyon with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Frankfurt am Main to Lyon tickets for $47 (€38) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon with SNCF | TGV INOUI. Cheap tickets can be found for $111 (€90) with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon.
Can I travel directly between Frankfurt am Main and Lyon?

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

  • You'll find 1 direct train a day to Lyon with TGV or 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 route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon?
Omio customers who travel from Frankfurt am Main to Lyon often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lyon and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Frankfurt am Main to Lyon one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $154 (€125) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $47 (€38) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $111 (€90) one way on average.

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

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