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from Rotterdam to Lyon

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$38Flixbus
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$37Flixbus
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$25Flixbus
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$37Flixbus
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$34BlaBlaCar Bus

Travel Information to Lyon from Rotterdam

distanceDistance426 miles (687 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus
fastestFastest modeBus • $28 (€22) • 12 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a bus to travel 426 miles (687 km) between Rotterdam and Lyon. Flixbus is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct from Rotterdam to Lyon.

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FAQs
Does France have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling from Rotterdam to Lyon?

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

Is international entry into Lyon from Rotterdam restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon, France from Rotterdam?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lyon, France?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 9/21/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Lyon from Rotterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Lyon, France?

The current restriction level for returning to Rotterdam, Netherlands from France is: Fully open.

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

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

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

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Netherlands 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 9/19/21. 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 Rotterdam from Lyon here.

How do I go from Rotterdam to Lyon?

You can go from Rotterdam to Lyon by bus.

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

Going by bus is the quickest way from Rotterdam to Lyon with an average travel time of 12 h 25 min.

How far is Lyon from Rotterdam?

You should expect to travel around 426 miles (687 km) between Rotterdam and Lyon.

When traveling to Lyon from Rotterdam, what are the departure and arrival points in Rotterdam and Lyon?

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Rotterdam to Lyon depart from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) to Lyon, Gare Perrache.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Rotterdam to Lyon?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Lyon from Rotterdam:

  • You can travel from Rotterdam to Lyon by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $28 (€22) with Flixbus from Rotterdam to Lyon.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Rotterdam to Lyon ends?
Your trip from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Lyon tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lyon today!
When should I buy a ticket from Rotterdam to Lyon online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Rotterdam to Lyon, 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 $28 (€22) one way.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
The RET Citybus 33 connects Rotterdam and Rotterdam Centraal
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