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Trip Cologne Lyon

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Cologne to Lyon

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Frankfurt am Main
Lyon
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Zurich
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Karlsruhe
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Strasbourg
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How to get from Cologne to Lyon?

We are suggesting 5 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Cologne Lyon. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Cologne-Lyon

For your trip from Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) to Lyon (Rhône-Alpes, France) with a distance of 370 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Cologne-Lyon.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Lyon from Cologne without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Cologne-Zurich and Zurich-Lyon.
You will board a coach of FlixBus or Eurolines CH in Cologne. The bus will drop you off at Zurich bus station (1.2 mi from Zurich, Switzerland). Please make sure to show up on time at Koln bus station (0.2 mi from Cologne) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Zurich. Once arrived in Zurich, take another coach of ALSA that will take you to Lyon bus station (Rhône-Alpes France).
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Cologne to Lyon without changing trains but some trains run on lines Cologne-Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe-Lyon allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains CityNightLine Pegasus, ICE or InterCity (IC) of Deutsche Bahn or SBB CFF FFS to Karlsruhe leave from Köln Hbf railway station in Cologne. Arrival in Karlsruhe will take place at Karlsruhe Hbf station (1 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Karlsruhe where the train TGV operated by SNCF leave for Lyon.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Lyon from Cologne but it is possible to make this trip only by plane with the flight routes Cologne-Paris and Paris-Lyon.
Leave Cologne and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Cologne Bonn CGN airport, 8.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Paris (Paris Charles De Gaulle airport, IATA code: CDG) operated by Air France. From Paris, take another plane with Air France that will carry you to Lyon Saint-Exupery International airport (Lyon, France).

Which carriers to travel between Cologne and Lyon?

Railway companies
Deutsche Bahn provides a rail connection Cologne-Karlsruhe with the train CityNightLine Pegasus from Köln Hbf railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Karlsruhe Hbf at arrival (1 mi from centre)
SNCF transports passengers on a rail line from Karlsruhe to Lyon with the train TGV which leaves Karlsruhe Hbf station to arrive at Lyon-Part-Dieu railway station (Rhône-Alpes France)
HKX operates the train journey Cologne-Frankfurt am Main with the train from Köln Hbf railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Frankfurt (Main) Hbf at arrival (0.8 mi from centre)
Thalys provides a rail connection from Cologne to Paris with the train which leaves Köln Hbf station to arrive at Paris-Nord railway station (Île-de-France France)
OUIGO transports passengers on a rail line Paris-Lyon with the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy railway station (19.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Lyon-St-Exupéry-TGV at arrival (12.4 mi from centre)
Mittelrheinbahn operates the train journey from Cologne to Bonn with the train RB26 which leaves Köln Hbf station to arrive at Bonn Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
SBB CFF FFS provides a rail connection Cologne-Karlsruhe with the train InterCity (IC) from Köln Hbf railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Karlsruhe Hbf at arrival (1 mi from centre)
ÖBB transports passengers on a rail line from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main with the train Euronight which leaves Köln Hbf station to arrive at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf railway station (Hesse Germany)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Cologne-Lyon (371 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company OUIBUS operates the intercity service from the bus station of Paris-Bercy in Paris and to the one of Lyon (Rhône-Alpes France)
ALSA is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Zurich (serving Zurich bus station at 1.2 mi from centre) and the city of Lyon where the coach will drop you off at Lyon station situated at about 1.3 mi from Lyon city centre.
The coach company FlixBus carries out the trips from the bus station of Koln in Cologne and to the one of Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg Germany) and between the city of Karlsruhe (serving Karlsruhe bus station at 1.1 mi from centre) and the city of Lyon where the coach will drop you off at Lyon station situated at about 1.3 mi from Lyon city centre.
The network of DeinBus includes a coach line from the bus station of Köln-Deutz in Cologne and to the one of Bonn, Bertha-von-Suttnerplatz (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
The bus company Isilines operates the intercity service between the city of Strasbourg (serving Strasbourg bus station at 0.7 mi from centre) and the city of Lyon where the coach will drop you off at Lyon station situated at about 1.3 mi from Lyon city centre.
ADAC PostBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line from the bus station of Koln in Cologne and to the one of Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) (Hesse Germany)
The coach company Eurolines carries out the trips between the city of Cologne (serving Koln bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Paris where the coach will drop you off at Paris Galliéni station situated at about 2.9 mi from Paris city centre. and from the bus station of Paris Galliéni in Paris and to the one of Lyon (Rhône-Alpes France)
The network of Eurolines CH includes a coach line between the city of Cologne (serving Koln bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Zurich where the coach will drop you off at Zurich station situated at about 1.2 mi from Zurich city centre.
Airlines
Darwin Airline carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Lyon (arrival at Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
Lufthansa flies on the route from Frankfurt International FRA airport (located 6.8 mi from Frankfurt am Main, Germany) to Lyon (serving Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
Air France schedules the following flights: from Cologne Bonn CGN airport situated 8.7 mi away from the city centre of Cologne to Paris (arrival at Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport) and from Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport (located 14.3 mi from Paris, France) to Lyon (serving Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
Swiss International Airlines ensures the flight route from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Lyon (arrival at Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
Germanwings carries out a flight from Cologne Bonn CGN airport (located 8.7 mi from Cologne, Germany) to Zurich (serving Zurich ZRH airport)

Stop cities from Cologne or cities to visit near Lyon

When travelling from Lyon to Cologne by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Paris, Strasbourg (France) Zurich, Basel (Switzerland) Bonn located at 16 mi from Cologne, Karlsruhe 149 mi away from Cologne, Frankfurt am Main situated at 95 mi from Cologne (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Lyon or back to Cologne, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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