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Taking the train from Bologna to Lyon in 9 hours 14 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Bologna to Lyon? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 13 hours 38 minutes to travel the 530 km from Bologna to Lyon by train, although you can get there in as little as 9 hours 14 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 16 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Bologna to Lyon start from $104.59 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Lyon? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Bologna to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 13h 38m to travel from Bologna to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 329 miles (530 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Bologna to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $104.59 when you book in advance.

First train

5:06 am

Last train

10:38 pm

Departure station

Bologna

Arrival station

Lyon

Journey time

From 9h 14m

Distance

329 miles (530 km)

Frequency

16 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $104.59

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Bologna to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bologna to Lyon for Tuesday Jun 18th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
6:51 am 6:20 pm 11h 29m, 4 changes
8:36 am 6:56 pm 10h 20m, 3 changes
9:26 am 8:22 pm 10h 56m, 4 changes
11:56 am 9:10 pm 9h 14m, 4 changes
3:36 pm 6:22 am 14h 46m, 3 changes
4:36 pm 8:22 am 15h 46m, 4 changes
4:56 pm 8:22 am 15h 26m, 5 changes
5:36 pm 10:26 am 16h 50m, 3 changes
6:18 pm 9:56 am 15h 38m, 5 changes
6:18 pm 10:22 am 16h 4m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Bologna to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Bologna to Lyon starts at $104.59 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Bologna 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Bologna to Lyon

Want to know more about your journey from Bologna 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 Bologna to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Bologna and Lyon is 13 hours and 38 minutes, with around 16 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 Bologna and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bologna to Lyon is 9 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Bologna to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Bologna to Lyon can start from as little as $104.59 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 Bologna to Lyon?

No, there are no direct train services from Bologna to Lyon. Travelling from Bologna to Lyon by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Bologna to Lyon leaves at 05:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bologna to Lyon leaves at 22:38. 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 Bologna and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Bologna to Lyon cover a distance of around 329 miles (530 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Bologna.


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