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Buses from Ghent to Lyon

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Ghent - Lyon Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Ghent to Lyon. Traveling by bus from Ghent to Lyon usually takes around 11 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance369 mi (594 km)
Shortest duration11h 10m
Cheapest price$27.09
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
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What bus companies travel from Ghent to Lyon?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Ghent to Lyon. FlixBus is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus211h 15m$44.47
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 2 trips from Ghent to Lyon, and usually makes the trip in about 11 hours and 15 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Ghent to Lyon during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 594 kilometers from Ghent to Lyon. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Lyon at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Ghent?

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Ghent to Lyon, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Ghent to Lyon. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

City Information

Lyon

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Located at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers in the central-west of France, Lyon is France's third-largest city, after Paris and Marseille. Lyon has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its 2,000 years of history and its central role in the Renaissance. Vieux Lyon is the city's historic area, full of old buildings and a vibrant French atmosphere. Wander through the traboules, a unique architectural feature of the city; these secret passageways wind through Lyon's buildings and courtyards. Several guided tours will describe the many uses of these covered paths throughout Lyon's history: from shortcuts to the river for 4th-century residents to meeting places for 19th-century silk workers and the World War II French resistance.

Lyon is also famously hailed as the birthplace of cinema. To immerse yourself in film history, visit the Musée Cinéma et Miniature to explore old movie props, costumes, and even complete film sets from several iconic films. To experience a traditional French market, stop in Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. This indoor gourmet market offers only the finest local produce, the perfect place to sample the local cuisine.

Getting to Lyon is simple, and the lion's share of options are via ground travel. Eurolines bus services offer transport from many European cities into the Perrache train station, and many train services, including the TGV, also operate from the same station. Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is only 25 km east of the city, providing both European and intercontinental flights.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Ghent?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Ghent.

All bus stations in Ghent:

  • Oktrooiplein

Where does the bus arrive in Lyon?

Arrival stations

All buses from Ghent arrive at one main station in Lyon.

Bus stations in Lyon:

  • Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

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