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Take the train from Florence to Lyon in 7 hours 31 minutes

If you want to travel from Florence to Lyon by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Florence to Lyon by train to take around 11 hours 19 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 7 hours 31 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 13 trains per day running on this route, which spans 553 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Lyon. Trenitalia trains are the main operator of services on this route, so you're likely to travel with them for all or at least part of your journey to Lyon.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Florence to Lyon start from $47.19 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Florence to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 11h 19m to travel from Florence to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 344 miles (553 km). There are normally 13 trains per day traveling from Florence to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $47.19 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 7h 31m


344 miles (553 km)


13 trains per day


1 change


From $47.19

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, Trenitalia

Florence to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to Lyon for Tuesday Jun 13th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:10 16:56 10h 46m, 4 changes
06:54 18:20 11h 26m, 3 changes
07:55 17:53 9h 58m, 4 changes
09:55 18:22 8h 27m, 3 changes
11:10 19:10 8h 0m, 2 changes
11:55 19:26 7h 31m, 1 change
12:20 19:26 7h 6m, 2 changes
12:55 21:10 8h 15m, 2 changes
15:55 06:22 14h 27m, 3 changes
16:10 06:22 14h 12m, 4 changes

Trenitalia trains from Florence to Lyon

You can travel from Florence to Lyon on Trenitalia 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.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Florence to Lyon starts at $47.19 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 Florence 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 Florence to Lyon

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

The average journey time by train between Florence and Lyon is 11 hours and 19 minutes, with around 13 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 Florence and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Lyon is 7 hours and 31 minutes.

How much does the train from Florence to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Florence to Lyon can start from as little as $47.19 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 Florence to Lyon?

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

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

The first train from Florence to Lyon leaves at 02:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Florence to Lyon leaves at 21:55. 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 Florence and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Florence to Lyon cover a distance of around 344 miles (553 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Florence.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Florence to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/13/2023. 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 01/17/2023 for travel on 01/17/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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