How to travel from Lyon to Amsterdam

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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 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:00AMLyon, Gare Perrache13h05 02:05PMAmsterdam
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01:00AMLyon, Gare Perrache13h05 02:05PMAmsterdam
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04:15PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport3h35 07:50PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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01:20AMLyon, Gare Perrache17h59 07:19PMAmsterdam
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09:20AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport3h50 01:10PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
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Travel Information from Lyon to Amsterdam

distanceDistance456 miles (736 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $321 (€287) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Lufthansa Cityline or Thalys

Travel 456 miles (736 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Amsterdam from Lyon. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, Lufthansa Cityline or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Lyon to Amsterdam.

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.

Trains from Lyon to Amsterdam | Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam

Lyon to Amsterdam Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€64.90

13:30 h

2 Months Ahead

trains

€297

5:45 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€259

1:45 h

2 Months Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Amsterdam


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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


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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


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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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FAQs

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

Is international entry into Amsterdam from Lyon restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 6/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Amsterdam from Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Lyon, France from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lyon, France from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Lyon, France regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 6/25/22. 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 Lyon from Amsterdam here.

There are 4 travel options from Lyon to Amsterdam: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Amsterdam is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A ferry is generally $49 (€44) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $49 (€44) from Lyon to Amsterdam.

Taking a ferry is usually $321 (€287) less than taking a flight to Amsterdam, which costs on average $321 (€287) for the same trip.

A ferry is generally $224 (€200) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $224 (€200) from Lyon to Amsterdam.

The fastest way to get to Amsterdam from Lyon is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

Other travel options to Amsterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by bus can take on average 12 h 50 min.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 6 h 10 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Amsterdam is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Amsterdam from 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 Lyon to Amsterdam:

  • Buses mostly leave from Lyon, Gare Perrache and tend to arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Flights mostly depart from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Trains mostly leave from Lyon Part Dieu and tend to arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

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

  • You can travel by bus to Amsterdam from Lyon with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Lyon to Amsterdam tickets for $49 (€44) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Lyon to Amsterdam with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $321 (€287) with Lufthansa Cityline from Lyon to Amsterdam.
  • You can go to Amsterdam from Lyon by train with Thalys. You'll see cheap train tickets for $224 (€200) with Thalys from Lyon to Amsterdam on Omio.

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 with 1 direct bus per day.

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 journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Lyon to Amsterdam often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, London or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lyon and Amsterdam itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Amsterdam and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $49 (€44) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $321 (€287) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $224 (€200) 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.

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