The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
6 h 45 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Lyon for Milan every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average coach duration||6 h 5 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£45 (€51)|
|Coach frequency||2 a day|
|Coach companies||Infobus, Flixbus, Ouibus, Movelia, BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Alsa, Union Ivkoni International or Eurolines Switzerland|
Coaches from Lyon to Milan cover the 210 miles long trip taking on average 6 h 5 min with our travel partners like Infobus, Flixbus, Ouibus, Movelia, BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Alsa, Union Ivkoni International or Eurolines Switzerland. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £45, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £40. Travellers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
You can travel by coach between Lyon and Milan with Alsa, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus for as low as £40. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Alsa is the main provier of coach travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of coaches with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal coach with free WiFi, toilets, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium coaches provide more luxurious services when travelling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other coach tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar, is a provider operating long-distance coach services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the coaches include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long coach journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags per person.
There are two main providers of buses from Lyon to Milan: Eurolines and iDBus. Eurolines runs three services per day on the route, with the first bus departing in the morning and the last departing in the late evening. The direct journey takes just under seven hours. iDBUS offers only one bus per day, an overnight service leaving Lyon in the late evening before midnight, travelling through the night to arrive in Milan in the early morning the next day.
Return buses from Milan to Lyon are also available.
Both the iDBUS and Eurolines services leave from the central bus station conveniently located outside the Lyon Perrache train station. It's easy to reach with public transport, and travellers can use Metro line A, and trams 1 and 2. The boarding bays are on floor 0 of the train station close to the taxi rank - simply follow the signs all around the train station platforms and concourse.
Beautiful Milan is famed for its contrasting historic and modern sights and attractions, such as the 1960s built modernist Pirelli Tower and Santa Maria alle Grazie Basilica, a beautiful grand church and UNESCO World Heritage site. Milan's main bus station is on Via Giulio Natta in the Lampugnano region of the city. To reach the station from other parts of the city, take Metro line 1 or buses z301 or z617.
Travel between Lyon, France and Milan, Italy by coach is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Milan from Lyon before travelling.
The restriction level for your return coach to Lyon, France from Milan is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Conditions of reentry:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 07/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Lyon from Milan closer to your date of departure here.
Some of the Lyon coach stations to Milan you can start your journey from include Lyon, Gare Perrache, Lyon, Gare Part-Dieu and Lyon, Dardilly. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Milan include Milan, Stazione Centrale, Milan, MILANO - P. Zza Laghi usc. Autostrada new svinc and Novegro-Tregarezzo, Aeroporto di Milano Linate.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu, which is located around 2 miles (3.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Milan, Stazione Centrale, located 2.5 miles (4.1 km) away from the city centre.
Here are some other resources that might have the information you need