Trains from
Cologne to Lyon

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Cologne to Lyon route details

Route overview

Avg. journey time10h 11m
Fare range€75-€279

First & last trains

First train departs at06:44
Last train departs at23:53

Fastest journey

Fastest route6h 12m
Changes1 change


Origin StationCologne
Destination StationLyon

Train times for Tue 1 Aug

8h 41m2 changes
7h 43m4 changes
8h 01m3 changes
6h 14m2 changes
6h 44m1 change

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Cologne to Lyon start at €120.95 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

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What is the minimum price of a ticket from Cologne to Lyon?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Cologne to Lyon is €74.9. To buy train tickets from Cologne to Lyon for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

How long does it take to travel from Cologne to Lyon by train?

The average journey time between Cologne and Lyon is 10 hours and 11 minutes and the fastest journey time is 6 hours and 12 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 29 trains per day travelling from Cologne to Lyon. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Cologne to Lyon?

The first train from Cologne to Lyon departs at 06:44. The last train from Cologne to Lyon departs at 23:53. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Cologne and Lyon?

No, it is not possible to travel from Cologne to Lyon without having to change trains. To travel from Cologne to Lyon will require a minimum of 1 change. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How do I get back to Cologne?

By train, of course. See trains from Lyon to Cologne.

  • *Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. “14 days in advance” includes days 13 and 15.
  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/08/2017. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 06/05/2017 for travel on 17/05/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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