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Heidelberg to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 7h 46m to travel from Heidelberg to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 308 miles (496 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Heidelberg to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $53.33 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 38m
PriceFrom $53.33
Distance308 miles (496 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train05:10
Last train18:13
Departure stationHeidelberg
Arrival stationLyon
Changes1 change

Heidelberg to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Heidelberg to Lyon for Tuesday Jun 22nd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:48 14:44 6h 56m, 4 changes
07:48 14:56 7h 8m, 2 changes
08:13 14:56 6h 43m, 2 changes
08:13 15:56 7h 43m, 2 changes
09:15 16:04 6h 49m, 2 changes
09:25 16:04 6h 39m, 3 changes
10:13 16:56 6h 43m, 3 changes
10:48 18:44 7h 56m, 4 changes
11:25 18:44 7h 19m, 5 changes
13:18 18:56 5h 38m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Heidelberg to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Heidelberg to Lyon starts at $53.33 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 Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg to Lyon

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

The average journey time by train between Heidelberg and Lyon is 7 hours and 46 minutes, with around 15 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 Heidelberg and Lyon by train?

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

How much does the train from Heidelberg to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Heidelberg to Lyon can start from as little as $53.33 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 Heidelberg to Lyon?

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

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

The first train from Heidelberg to Lyon leaves at 05:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Heidelberg to Lyon leaves at 18:13. 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 Heidelberg and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Heidelberg to Lyon cover a distance of around 308 miles (496 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Heidelberg.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Heidelberg to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/22/2021. 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 03/03/2021 for travel on 03/03/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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