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from Lyon to Cologne

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Travel Information to Cologne from Lyon

distanceDistance370 miles (597 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£34 - £429
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £34 • 14 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £429 • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 370 miles (597 km) by flight, coach or train from Lyon to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £34. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Lufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Lyon to Cologne.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling from Lyon to Cologne?

Travel from Lyon, France to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Lyon restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Lyon?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 20/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Cologne from Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering France from Cologne, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The current restriction level for returning to Lyon, France from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lyon, France from Cologne, Germany?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Lyon, France regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 20/10/2021. 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 Lyon from Cologne here.

How do I travel between Lyon and Cologne?

There are 3 ways to travel between Lyon and Cologne including taking a flight, coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Lyon to Cologne is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £34 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A coach is generally £396 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £429 from Lyon to Cologne.

A coach is about £47 less than a train, which costs on average £81 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get from Lyon to Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Lyon is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 14 h 45 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 1 min   on average.

How many miles are between Lyon and Cologne

You should expect to travel around 370 miles (597 km) from Lyon to Cologne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Lyon to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Cologne is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Lyon to Cologne as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Lyon? Where do I arrive in Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Lyon to Cologne:

  • Flights mostly depart from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Coaches mostly leave from Lyon, Gare Perrache and tend to arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Lyon Part Dieu and tend to arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me from Lyon to Cologne?

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

  • You can go to Cologne from Lyon by plane with Lufthansa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £429 with Lufthansa from Lyon to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can travel between Lyon and Cologne by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £34 with Flixbus from Lyon to Cologne.
  • You can take a train from Lyon to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn with connection. Cheap tickets can be found for £81 with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Lyon to Cologne.
Is there a direct service from Lyon to Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Lyon to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Cologne with.
  • You can check for a direct train to Cologne with with 1 direct train per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Lyon to Cologne?
Many of our customers travelling from Lyon to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your Lyon and Cologne trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets between Lyon and Cologne online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £429 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £34 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £81 one way.

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