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Jan 26
$81Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Jan 28
$57Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Jan 29
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Travel Information between Lyon and Dortmund

distanceDistance415 miles (669 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$98 - $103
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $98 (€81) • 8 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $98 (€81) • 8 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus or train to travel 415 miles (669 km) to Dortmund from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 8 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $98 (€81). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Lyon to Dortmund.

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FAQs

Is international travel between Lyon, France and Dortmund, Germany allowed?

Travel from Lyon, France to Dortmund, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Dortmund 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 Dortmund, Germany from Lyon?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Dortmund, Germany?

The government of Germany 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 1/23/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Lyon and Dortmund closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to France from Dortmund, Germany?

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

Is my journey back to Lyon from Dortmund restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Lyon, France?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 1/23/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Lyon from Dortmund closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Dortmund from Lyon?

There are 2 ways to travel to Dortmund from Lyon including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lyon to Dortmund?

The cheapest way to go to Dortmund from Lyon is by taking a train, which costs on average $98 (€81).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Dortmund:

A train is $5 (€4) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Lyon to Dortmund costing on average $103 (€85).

What is the quickest way to get from Lyon to Dortmund?

The quickest way to travel to Dortmund from Lyon is by train, which takes on average 8 h 17 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 15 h 40 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Lyon to Dortmund?

Dortmund is approximately 415 miles (669 km) away from Lyon.

How many services a day are there from Lyon to Dortmund?

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Dortmund is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

When traveling from Lyon to Dortmund, where do I depart from Lyon and where do I arrive in Dortmund?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Dortmund, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers take a train from Lyon Part Dieu to Dortmund Hbf.

Which travel operators can get me to Dortmund from Lyon?

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

  • You can travel from Lyon to Dortmund by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $103 (€85) with Flixbus from Lyon to Dortmund.
  • You can travel by train to Dortmund from Lyon with Deutsche Bahn with connection, and you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Lyon to Dortmund tickets for $98 (€81) on Omio.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Lyon to Dortmund?

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

How early should I book Lyon to Dortmund tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Lyon to Dortmund, 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 costs on average $103 (€85) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $98 (€81) one way on average.

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