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from Lyon to Amsterdam

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

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To get from Lyon to Amsterdam on Jun 20 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport4h00 10:00AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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01:00AMLyon, Gare Perrache13h05 02:05PMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk
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02:20PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport5h40 08:00PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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06:00AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport5h35 11:35AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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04:00PMLyon, Gare Perrache14h10 06:10AMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk
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How to Travel from Lyon to Amsterdam

Travelers journey between Lyon to Amsterdam frequently for both business and leisure. It is convenient to travel from Lyon to Amsterdam by plane, train or bus with direct routes departing multiple times per day. Key departure points in Lyon include Part Dieu train station and the Lyon–Saint-Exupéry airport.

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What is the best way to travel from Lyon to Amsterdam?

Cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Amsterdam


Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Amsterdam. Buses traveling from Lyon to Amsterdam depart from Lyon's Gare SNCF Part Dieubus station and take at least 13:40 h to arrive at Amsterdam's Sloterdijk bus station. Bus services are offered by Flixbus and require a change in Paris at the Porte Maillot station.

Fastest way to travel from Lyon to Amsterdam


Flying is the fastest way to travel from Lyon to Amsterdam. Taking a flight is at least 3 time faster than taking the train and approximately 7 times faster than taking the bus. However, when the inter-city travel time that you need to arrive to both Lyon and Amsterdam's airports is considered, taking a high-speed Thalys train is actually the faster option for arriving in Amsterdam's city center. Flights traveling from Lyon to Amsterdam depart from Lyon's Saint-Exupéry airport and arrive at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Both KLM and Air France travel directly from Lyon to Amsterdam.

Most popular way to travel from Lyon to Amsterdam


Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Lyon to Amsterdam. While the train is often more expensive than taking the bus or flying, the time saved avoiding traveling to and from Lyon and Amsterdam's airports makes up for the additional cost for most travelers. Some of the train ticket cost can be offset by planning ahead and booking your Lyon to Amsterdam travel as far ahead of time as possible. Trains traveling from Lyon to Amsterdam are operated by either Thalys or SNCF. Trips require a change in Brussels or Paris and can take as little as 6:15 hours to arrive in Amsterdam.

Attractions in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a vibrant international city that draws more than 5 million international visitors per year. Some of Amsterdam's main attractions include the historic canals, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank's House, the red-light district, and the city's many coffee shops.

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Does Netherlands have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Lyon and Amsterdam?

Travel from Lyon, France to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Amsterdam from Lyon restricted?

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

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

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 6/16/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Lyon and Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to France from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Return travel to Lyon, France from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Netherlands?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Lyon, France was last verified on 6/18/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Lyon from Amsterdam.

How do I travel from Lyon to Amsterdam?

There are 3 ways to get from Lyon to Amsterdam: bus, flight or train.

What is the distance between Lyon and Amsterdam?

The Lyon to Amsterdam distance is around 456 miles (736 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Lyon to Amsterdam?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Amsterdam, Sloterdijk.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Which travel companies can get me from Lyon to Amsterdam?

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

  • You can take a bus from Lyon to Amsterdam with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $35 (€27) with Flixbus from Lyon to Amsterdam.
  • You can go to Amsterdam from Lyon by plane with HOP! You'll see cheap plane tickets for $158 (€122) with HOP! From Lyon to Amsterdam on Omio.
Can I travel directly between Lyon and Amsterdam?

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Amsterdam with Flixbus.
  • You can find a direct flight to Amsterdam with KLM.

Direct services to Amsterdam 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 is another destination I should add to my tour from Lyon to Amsterdam?
Your trip from Lyon to Amsterdam doesn't have to end in Amsterdam. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, London or Brussels to your Lyon to Amsterdam tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Amsterdam today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Lyon to Amsterdam one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $35 (€27) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $158 (€122) one way on average.

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

How do I get from Lyon to Amsterdam the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Amsterdam is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $35 (€27) compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

Taking a bus is usually $123 (€95) less than taking a flight to Amsterdam, which costs on average $158 (€122) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Lyon to Amsterdam?

The quickest way to travel to Amsterdam from Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 4 h 55 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 13 h 35 min  of travel time.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lyon Part Dieu