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Trip Cologne Lyon

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

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How to get from Cologne to Lyon?

We are suggesting 32 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, InterCity (IC) or ICE 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?

Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Cologne-Lyon (371 mi)
Bus companies
FlixBus operates the intercity bus services 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.
Eurolines is the bus operator that allows to travel on the lines from the bus station of Koln in Cologne and to the one of Paris Galliéni (Île-de-France France) and between the city of Paris (serving Paris Galliéni bus station at 2.9 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 Isilines carries out the route from the bus station of Strasbourg in Strasbourg and to the one of Lyon (Rhône-Alpes France)
The network of OUIBUS includes a coach line between the city of Paris (serving Paris-Bercy bus station at 1.8 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 bus company ALSA operates the intercity service from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Lyon (Rhône-Alpes France)
ADAC PostBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Cologne (serving Koln bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Bonn where the coach will drop you off at Bonn, Bertha-von-Suttnerplatz station situated at about 0.4 mi from Bonn city centre.
The coach company DeinBus carries out the route from the bus station of Köln-Deutz in Cologne and to the one of Bonn, Bertha-von-Suttnerplatz (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
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.
Railway companies
ÖBB provides a rail connection Cologne-Bonn with the train Euronight from Köln Hbf railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bonn Hbf at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
Deutsche Bahn transports passengers on a rail line from Cologne to Karlsruhe with the train CityNightLine Pegasus which leaves Köln Hbf station to arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf railway station (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
OUIGO operates the train journey 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)
SBB CFF FFS provides a rail connection from Cologne to Karlsruhe with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Köln Hbf station to arrive at Karlsruhe Hbf railway station (Baden-Württemberg Germany)
SNCF transports passengers on a rail line Karlsruhe-Lyon with the train TGV from Karlsruhe Hbf railway station (1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Lyon-Part-Dieu at arrival (1.3 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)
Thalys provides a rail connection Cologne-Paris with the train from Köln Hbf railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Paris-Nord at arrival (1.7 mi from centre)
HKX transports passengers on a rail line from Cologne to Bonn with the train which leaves Köln Hbf station to arrive at Bonn Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Airlines
Air France carries out the 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 flies on the 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 schedules the flight from Cologne Bonn CGN airport (located 8.7 mi from Cologne, Germany) to Zurich (serving Zurich ZRH airport)
Darwin Airline 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)

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 (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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