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Amsterdam to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 8h 41m to travel from Amsterdam to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 457 miles (735 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $63.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 38m
Price$63.40 - $502.21
Distance457 miles (735 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam
Arrival stationLyon
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Amsterdam to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to Lyon for Friday Aug 14th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:15 Amsterdam-Centraal14:00 Lyon Part-DieuThalys 9422 SNCF Get tickets5h 45m, 1 change
08:22 Amsterdam Lelylaan14:00 Lyon Part-DieuRegionalExpress 4618 NS Get tickets5h 38m, 2 changes
08:25 Amsterdam-Centraal16:58 Lyon Part-DieuIC direct 9220 NS Get tickets8h 33m, 4 changes
08:28 Amsterdam Zuid16:58 Lyon Part-DieuRegionalExpress 4320 NS Get tickets8h 30m, 5 changes
09:25 Amsterdam-Centraal17:00 Lyon Part-DieuIC direct 9224 NS Get tickets7h 35m, 1 change
09:28 Amsterdam Zuid17:00 Lyon Part-DieuRegionalExpress 4324 NS Get tickets7h 32m, 2 changes
11:15 Amsterdam-Centraal17:58 Lyon Part-DieuThalys 9340 NS Get tickets6h 43m, 1 change
11:22 Amsterdam Lelylaan17:58 Lyon Part-DieuRegionalExpress 4630 NS Get tickets6h 36m, 2 changes
11:25 Amsterdam-Centraal19:34 Lyon St-Exupéry TGVIC direct 9232 NS Get tickets8h 09m, 3 changes
11:25 Amsterdam-Centraal19:58 Lyon Part-DieuIC direct 9232 NS Get tickets8h 33m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Lyon

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Lyon start at $63.40 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $278.90.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$188.75
on the day
avg. single price$278.90

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam to Lyon by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Amsterdam to Lyon

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam to Lyon? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Amsterdam to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Lyon is 8 hours and 41 minutes, with around 14 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Amsterdam and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Lyon is 5 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Lyon can start from as little as $63.40 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam to Lyon?

No, there are no direct train services from Amsterdam to Lyon. Travelling from Amsterdam to Lyon by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Amsterdam to Lyon leave?

The first train from Amsterdam to Lyon leaves at 08:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam to Lyon leave?

The last train from Amsterdam to Lyon leaves at 21:28. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Amsterdam and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Lyon cover a distance of around 457 miles (735 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Amsterdam.
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 Amsterdam to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/14/2020. 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 08/10/2020 for travel on 06/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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