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from Rome to Lyon

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Travel Information from Rome to Lyon

distanceDistance463 miles (747 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$70 - $227
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $70 (€56) • 14 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $227 (€182) • 5 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France or Flixbus

Take a flight or bus to travel 463 miles (747 km) from Rome to Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $70 (€56). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air France or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Rome to Lyon.

Travel Tips

Travel from Rome to Lyon
Travel to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Rome to Lyon.
Does France have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling from Rome to Lyon?

International travel from Rome, 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 Rome?

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 to Lyon from Rome.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Italy from Lyon, France?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Rome, 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 Rome 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 Rome, 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 Rome from Lyon here.

How do I reach Lyon from Rome?

You can travel from Rome to Lyon 2 different ways: flight or bus.

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

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Lyon is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $70 (€56) compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A bus is $157 (€126) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Rome to Lyon costing on average $227 (€182).

What is the fastest way from Rome to Lyon?

The quickest way to travel between Rome and Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 5 h 40 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Lyon by bus can take on average 14 h 25 min.

What is the distance from Rome to Lyon?

The Rome to Lyon distance is around 463 miles (747 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Rome and in Lyon?

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

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Rome, Tiburtina Station and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
Which travel companies can take me from Rome to Lyon?

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

  • You can travel by plane to Lyon from Rome with Air France, and you can find Air France Rome to Lyon tickets for $227 (€182) on Omio.
  • You can go to Lyon from Rome by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $70 (€56) with Flixbus from Rome to Lyon on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Rome and Lyon?

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

  • You'll find direct flights per day with.
  • You'll find direct buses per day with.

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 Rome.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Rome to Lyon?
Looking to extend your trip from Rome to Lyon? Many Omio customers who go from Rome to Lyon usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you're looking to explore Paris, Geneva or Barcelona from Lyon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Rome and Lyon online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $227 (€182) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $70 (€56) one way.

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Roma Ostiense
Roma Termini

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Roma Tiburtina