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Take the train from La Rochelle to Lyon in 5 hours 47 minutes

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

You can expect the journey from La Rochelle to Lyon by train to take around 7 hours 58 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 5 hours 47 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 12 trains per day running on this route, which spans 464 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on 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 La Rochelle to Lyon start from $89.83 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!

La Rochelle to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 7h 58m to travel from La Rochelle to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 288 miles (464 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from La Rochelle to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $89.83 when you book in advance.

First train

5:39 am

Last train

9:47 pm

Departure station

La Rochelle

Arrival station

Lyon

Journey time

From 5h 47m

Distance

288 miles (464 km)

Frequency

12 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $89.83

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

La Rochelle to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from La Rochelle to Lyon for Tuesday Jul 2nd 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
6:06 am 11:56 am 5h 50m, 1 change
6:49 am 1:22 pm 6h 33m, 2 changes
7:47 am 1:56 pm 6h 9m, 1 change
9:49 am 3:56 pm 6h 7m, 1 change
11:26 am 6:50 pm 7h 24m, 3 changes
12:47 pm 6:56 pm 6h 9m, 1 change
3:13 pm 9:58 pm 6h 45m, 2 changes
3:59 pm 10:10 pm 6h 11m, 1 change
6:25 pm 6:56 am 12h 31m, 1 change
7:19 pm 8:30 am 13h 11m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from La Rochelle to Lyon

The price of train tickets from La Rochelle to Lyon starts at $89.83 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 La Rochelle 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 La Rochelle to Lyon

Want to know more about your journey from La Rochelle 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 La Rochelle to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between La Rochelle and Lyon is 7 hours and 58 minutes, with around 12 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 La Rochelle and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from La Rochelle to Lyon is 5 hours and 47 minutes.

How much does the train from La Rochelle to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from La Rochelle to Lyon can start from as little as $89.83 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 La Rochelle to Lyon?

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

What time does the first train from La Rochelle to Lyon leave?

The first train from La Rochelle to Lyon leaves at 05:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from La Rochelle to Lyon leave?

The last train from La Rochelle to Lyon leaves at 21:47. 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 La Rochelle and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from La Rochelle to Lyon cover a distance of around 288 miles (464 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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


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