How to get from Lyon to Florence

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from Lyon to Florence

You can get from Lyon to Florence by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Lyon to Florence on 16 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:15Lyon, Gare Perrache10h20 14:35Florence
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Travel Information from Lyon to Florence

distanceDistance342 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£2 - £44
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £2 • 3 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £2 • 3 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Travel 342 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Florence from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £2. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Lyon to Florence.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Florence

Travel to Florence easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Lyon to Florence.

International travel from Lyon, France to Florence, Italy is: Fully open.

Can I enter Italy if coming from France?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Florence if travelling from Lyon?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Florence, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Lyon and Florence.

Return travel to Lyon, France from Italy is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Italy?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Italy?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Lyon, France was last verified on 08/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Lyon from Florence.

You can travel from Lyon to Florence 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Lyon to Florence is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £2 compared to other travel options to Florence:

A flight is generally £42 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £44 from Lyon to Florence.

A flight journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Florence by train, which costs on average £2 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Florence from Lyon is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 40 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Florence by coach can take on average 10 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 10 h 14 min   on average.

The Lyon to Florence distance is approximately 342 miles.

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Florence is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Coaches from Lyon to Florence most often leave from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Flights from Lyon to Florence most often leave from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Florence Peretola Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Lyon at Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Florence at Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon to Florence, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Florence. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Lyon to Florence tickets on Omio for £44.

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

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Florence with BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.

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

Your journey from Lyon to Florence doesn't have to end in Florence. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Milan or Venice. If you’d like to add Rome, Milan or Venice to your Lyon to Florence trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Florence today!

Before travelling from Lyon to Florence, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £44 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £2 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £2 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Lyon to Florence 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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