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Travel from Eindhoven to Lyon by train in 6 hours 38 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Eindhoven to Lyon by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Eindhoven to Lyon by train is 8 hours 1 minute, although on the fastest services it can take just 6 hours 38 minutes. You'll usually find 18 trains per day traveling the 633 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there are no direct services to Lyon. You're likely to be traveling with TGV, Thalys or ICE to Lyon. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Eindhoven to Lyon in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $84.42. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Eindhoven to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 8h 1m to travel from Eindhoven to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 393 miles (633 km). There are normally 18 trains per day traveling from Eindhoven to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $84.42 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 38m
PriceFrom $84.42
Distance393 miles (633 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train05:44
Last train22:29
Departure stationEindhoven
Arrival stationLyon
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, Trenitalia, SNCB, SNCF, Flixbus, Thalys, NS, Deutsche Bahn, ALSA, TGV Lyria

Eindhoven to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Eindhoven to Lyon for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:44 14:55 7h 11m, 2 changes
08:44 15:56 7h 12m, 3 changes
08:44 16:00 7h 16m, 2 changes
09:44 17:03 7h 19m, 2 changes
10:44 17:56 7h 12m, 3 changes
11:44 18:22 6h 38m, 2 changes
11:44 18:56 7h 12m, 2 changes
13:44 20:22 6h 38m, 2 changes
13:44 20:52 7h 8m, 2 changes
14:44 21:54 7h 10m, 2 changes

NS, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Eindhoven to Lyon

You can travel from Eindhoven to Lyon on NS, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Cheap train tickets from Eindhoven to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Eindhoven to Lyon starts at $84.42 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 Eindhoven 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 Eindhoven to Lyon

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

The average journey time by train between Eindhoven and Lyon is 8 hours and 1 minute, with around 18 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 Eindhoven and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Eindhoven to Lyon is 6 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Eindhoven to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Eindhoven to Lyon can start from as little as $84.42 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 Eindhoven to Lyon?

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

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

The first train from Eindhoven to Lyon leaves at 05:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Eindhoven to Lyon leaves at 22:29. 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 Eindhoven and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Eindhoven to Lyon cover a distance of around 393 miles (633 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Eindhoven.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Eindhoven to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 10/29/2022 for travel on 10/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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