Route overview
Avg. journey time7h 27m
Fare range€30-€326
Distance596km
Train operatorseurolines_france, flixbus, isilines
First & last trains
First train departs at03:49
Last train departs at23:53
Fastest journey
Fastest route6h 12m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationCologne
Destination StationLyon

Train times for Mon 22 Jan

03:49
14:56
Cologne
Lyon
11h 07m6 changes
04:22
12:34
Cologne
Lyon
8h 12m5 changes
06:44
12:56
Cologne
Lyon
6h 12m4 changes
07:42
14:00
Cologne
Lyon
6h 18m1 change
08:44
14:56
Cologne
Lyon
6h 12m4 changes

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 €139.96 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€139.96
1 day
in advance
€195.43
Avg. single price
On the day
€208.24
Avg. single price

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

The minimum price of a train ticket from Cologne to Lyon is €30. 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 7 hours and 27 minutes and the fastest journey time is 6 hours and 12 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 18 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 03:49. 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 22/01/2018. 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 28/10/2017 for travel on 03/11/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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