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Travel Information from Lyon to Heidelberg

distanceDistance309 miles (498 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£23 - £135
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £23 • 10 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £135 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM Cityhopper, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 309 miles (498 km) from Lyon to Heidelberg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £23. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are KLM Cityhopper, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Lyon to Heidelberg.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Heidelberg

Travel to Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg.

International travel from Lyon, France to Heidelberg, Germany is: Fully open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Heidelberg, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Germany 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 29/06/2022; 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 to Heidelberg from Lyon.

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

Am I allowed to reenter Lyon, France from Heidelberg, 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 Heidelberg?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • 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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 29/06/2022. 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 Heidelberg here.

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Heidelberg from Lyon. You can take a flight, coach or train.

The cheapest way from Lyon to Heidelberg is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £23 compared to other travel options to Heidelberg:

A coach journey is usually £112 less than a journey to Heidelberg by plane, which costs on average £135 for the same trip.

A coach is £36 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Lyon to Heidelberg costing on average £59.

The quickest way to travel to Heidelberg from Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 10 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Heidelberg by train can take on average 5 h 16 min.

The distance from Lyon to Heidelberg is approximately 309 miles (498 km).

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Heidelberg is:

  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Heidelberg from Lyon as scheduled services by flight, coach 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 Heidelberg:

  • Coaches most often depart from Lyon at Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Heidelberg at Heidelberg, Alte Eppelheimer Straße (Hbf).
  • Trains mostly depart from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

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

  • You can travel from Lyon to Heidelberg by flight with KLM Cityhopper. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £135 with KLM Cityhopper from Lyon to Heidelberg.
  • You can travel by coach between Lyon and Heidelberg with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Lyon to Heidelberg tickets for £23 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Lyon and Heidelberg with Deutsche Bahn with connection, and you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Lyon to Heidelberg tickets for £59 on Omio.
Omio customers who travel from Lyon to Heidelberg often also extend their holiday to go to Frankfurt am Main, Berlin or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Heidelberg and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £135 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing £23 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £59 one way on average.

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

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