Trains from
Lyon to Frankfurt (Main)

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Lyon to Frankfurt (Main) route details

Route overview

Avg. journey time9h 10m
Trains per day1
Fare range€39-€315

First & last trains

First train departs at05:50
Last train departs at21:04

Fastest journey

Fastest route5h 59m


Origin StationLyon
Destination StationFrankfurt (Main)

Train times for Tue 1 Aug

Frankfurt (Main)
7h 04m3 changes
Frankfurt (Main)
7h 14m2 changes
Frankfurt (Main)
8h 02m2 changes
Frankfurt (Main)
7h 35m3 changes
Frankfurt (Main)
7h 04m4 changes

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Lyon to Frankfurt (Main) start at €100.20 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

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What is the minimum price of a ticket from Lyon to Frankfurt (Main)?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Lyon to Frankfurt (Main) is €39. To buy train tickets from Lyon to Frankfurt (Main) 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 Lyon to Frankfurt (Main) by train?

The average journey time between Lyon and Frankfurt (Main) is 9 hours and 10 minutes and the fastest journey time is 5 hours and 59 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 34 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Frankfurt (Main). 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 Lyon to Frankfurt (Main)?

The first train from Lyon to Frankfurt (Main) departs at 05:50. The last train from Lyon to Frankfurt (Main) departs at 21:04. 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 Lyon and Frankfurt (Main)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Frankfurt (Main) without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Lyon to Frankfurt (Main). Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

How do I get back to Lyon?

By train, of course. See trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Lyon.

  • *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 Lyon to Frankfurt (Main) 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 03/05/2017 for travel on 02/06/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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