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Cheap trip from Vienna (or close to Vienna) to Lyon (or close to Lyon)

Sep 29th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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Cheap trip from Vienna (or close to Vienna) to Lyon (or close to Lyon)

Hey,

I am currently living in Lyon and friends of mine would like to come to visit. Their starting point normally is Vienna.
Unfortunatley I haven't found anything for a reasonable price (neither flights nor trains) for this trip.
Maybe there's anybody who has already experience in travelling from Vienna to Lyon and could recommend something.
Thank you in advance!

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Sep 29th, 2013, 01:21 PM
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According to http://www.flylc.com/directall-en.asp there is a Vueling flight between Vienna and Lyon. An alternative is to find a cheap flight to Paris, Marseille or Geneva and purchase PREM tickets to get to Lyon.
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Sep 30th, 2013, 04:43 AM
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Thanks a lot!
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Sep 30th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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Actually, there is no Vienna - Geneva offer for less than 100 EUR (bus, train or flight). Iberia/Vueling flights to LYS have a long layover at Barcelona, in the middle of the night!
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Sep 30th, 2013, 02:43 PM
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Yeah I think Paris and then via train is the best solution. Lyon is really not a cheap travel destination.
And to be travelling for 12h just to get from Vienna to Lyon, that's not really worth it.
Thank you guys anyway!!
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Sep 30th, 2013, 03:08 PM
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I got there cheaply, but from Barcelona on Easyjet. I don't think Lyon is the only problem, Vienna doesn't have a lot of cheap flights, either, and it's pretty far away. Easyjet has relatively cheap flights from Nice or Prague (less than 100 euro). It's less than 2 hrs from Prague. I think the train from Vienna to Prague isn't that expensive and takes about 4:30. It's a nice train, I've taken it most of the way. It still eats up a day, no way around it.
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Sep 30th, 2013, 06:40 PM
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if It's EasyJet from Vienna to Paris, check to see if the TGV to Lyon stops in Massy-Palaiseau which would make an easier connection than going into Paris proper.
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Oct 1st, 2013, 03:00 AM
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I checked all plane/bus/train solutions via Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Paris, Riga, Gatwick, Stanstead to Lyon, Chambery, Annecy, Geneva and found nothing cheaper than the vueling offer.
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Oct 1st, 2013, 03:14 AM
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It's not exluded that for certain dates you may find cheap ryanair flights from Bratislava or Brno via Charleroi/Stansted to Clermont Ferrand or Grenoble, however.
But I don't think that the total amount to pay for flights (incl luggage and credit card charges) and land transport will be below 100 EUR.
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Oct 6th, 2013, 12:42 PM
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Yeah I think starting point will be Bratislava.
You've been really helpful, thank you very much!!
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