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Karlsruhe to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 6h 40m to travel from Karlsruhe to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 278 miles (448 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Karlsruhe to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $48.02 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 43m
PriceFrom $48.02
Distance278 miles (448 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train04:04
Last train22:00
Departure stationKarlsruhe
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Karlsruhe to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Karlsruhe to Lyon for Tuesday Sep 28th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
03:04 09:57 6h 53m, 2 changes
04:09 09:57 5h 48m, 3 changes
07:06 12:04 4h 58m, 1 change
10:32 16:04 5h 32m, 1 change
11:00 16:56 5h 56m, 2 changes
12:11 18:44 6h 33m, 4 changes
14:13 18:56 4h 43m, direct
14:32 20:43 6h 11m, 2 changes
15:00 20:43 5h 43m, 3 changes
19:00 06:22 11h 22m, 4 changes

SNCF and TGV trains from Karlsruhe to Lyon

You can travel from Karlsruhe to Lyon on SNCF and TGV 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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Cheap train tickets from Karlsruhe to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Karlsruhe to Lyon starts at $48.02 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 Karlsruhe 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 Karlsruhe to Lyon

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

The average journey time by train between Karlsruhe and Lyon is 6 hours and 40 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 Karlsruhe and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Karlsruhe to Lyon is 4 hours and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Karlsruhe to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Karlsruhe to Lyon can start from as little as $48.02 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 Karlsruhe to Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Karlsruhe to Lyon without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Karlsruhe to Lyon each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Karlsruhe to Lyon leaves at 04:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Karlsruhe to Lyon leaves at 22:00. 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 Karlsruhe and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Karlsruhe to Lyon cover a distance of around 278 miles (448 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Karlsruhe to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/28/2021. 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 06/17/2021 for travel on 06/17/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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