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from Milan to Lyon

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

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To get from Milan to Lyon on Jul 26 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:45AMMilan6h45 02:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$561One-way
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07:45AMMilan6h45 02:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$561One-way
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10:40PMMilan6h20 05:00AMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$561One-way
02:30PMMilan6h35 09:05PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$751One-way
09:30AMMilan6h20 03:50PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$1001One-way

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Jul 25
$56BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
Jul 26
$56BlaBlaCar Bus
$339Air France
Tue
Jul 27
$56BlaBlaCar Bus
$206HOP!
Wed
Jul 28
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
$217Air France
Thu
Jul 29
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
$235Air France
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Jul 30
$56BlaBlaCar Bus
$217Air France
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Jul 31
$56BlaBlaCar Bus
$206Air France
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Aug 1
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
Aug 2
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
$217Air France
Tue
Aug 3
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
$217Air France
Wed
Aug 4
$56BlaBlaCar Bus
$217Air France
Thu
Aug 5
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
$217Air France
Fri
Aug 6
$56BlaBlaCar Bus
$206Air France
Sat
Aug 7
$62BlaBlaCar Bus
$193Air France
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Aug 8
$56BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
Aug 9
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
$158Air France
Tue
Aug 10
$56BlaBlaCar Bus
$157Air France
Wed
Aug 11
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
$206Air France
Thu
Aug 12
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
$157Air France
Fri
Aug 13
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
$233Air France
Sat
Aug 14
$56Flixbus
$233Air France

Travel Information from Milan to Lyon

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$37 - $198
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $37 (€30) • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $198 (€159) • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France or Flixbus

Take a flight or bus to travel 210 miles (339 km) to Lyon from Milan. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Air France or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Milan to Lyon.

How to get from Milan to Lyon

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Milan to Lyon there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 55,24% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Milan to Lyon. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Lyon, France from Milan, Italy currently allowed?

International travel from Milan, Italy to Lyon, France is: Fully open.

Can I enter France if coming from Italy?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon if traveling from Milan?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What measures do I need to follow in Lyon, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/24/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Milan and Lyon.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Italy from Lyon, France?

The current restriction level for returning to Milan, Italy from France is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Milan, Italy from Lyon, France?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Milan, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy 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 7/25/21. 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 Milan from Lyon here.

How do I go from Milan to Lyon?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Lyon from Milan. You can take a flight or bus.

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

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Lyon is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $37 (€30) compared to other travel options to Lyon:

Taking a bus is usually $161 (€129) less than taking a flight to Lyon, which costs on average $198 (€159) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Milan to Lyon?

The fastest way to get to Lyon from Milan is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Lyon can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h 15 min   on average.

How far is Lyon from Milan?

The Milan to Lyon distance is around 210 miles (339 km).

Where do I depart from Milan? Where do I arrive in Lyon?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Milan to Lyon depart from Milan Malpensa Airport to Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Milan, Stazione Centrale to Lyon, Gare Perrache.
Who can get me from Milan to Lyon?

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

  • You can go to Lyon from Milan by plane with Air France. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $198 (€159) with Air France from Milan to Lyon on Omio.
  • You can take a bus from Milan to Lyon with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $37 (€30) with Flixbus from Milan to Lyon.
Can I travel directly to Lyon from Milan?

Yes, there are direct services available from Milan to Lyon with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lyon as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Lyon from Milan.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Milan to Lyon?
Your trip from Milan to Lyon doesn't have to end in Lyon. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you’d like to add Paris, Geneva or Barcelona to your Milan to Lyon tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lyon today!
How early should I purchase tickets from Milan to Lyon online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $198 (€159) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $37 (€30) one way.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Lyon
Milano - Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1<br>Bus lines 68
Milano Centrale
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1, M2, M3, M5
Milano Porta Garibaldi
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