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Take the train from Lyon to Alba in 5 hours 45 minutes

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

You can expect the journey from Lyon to Alba by train to take around 9 hours 11 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 5 hours 45 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 9 trains per day running on this route, which spans 277 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Alba. TGV, Frecciarossa or SNCF are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

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 Lyon to Alba start from $39.50 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!

Lyon to Alba by train

It takes an average of 9h 11m to travel from Lyon to Alba by train, over a distance of around 172 miles (277 km). There are normally 9 trains per day traveling from Lyon to Alba and tickets for this journey start from $39.50 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 5h 45m


172 miles (277 km)


9 trains per day


1 change


From $39.50

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Italo, Union Ivkoni (Bus), ALSA

Lyon to Alba train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Alba for Tuesday Mar 28th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:50 12:53 6h 3m, 2 changes
07:08 12:53 5h 45m, 3 changes
07:51 13:53 6h 2m, 1 change
08:38 18:33 9h 55m, 5 changes
12:50 18:53 6h 3m, 2 changes
13:08 18:53 5h 45m, 3 changes
16:20 05:58 13h 38m, 1 change
17:34 08:53 15h 19m, 5 changes
19:38 09:53 14h 15m, 5 changes

TGV, Trenitalia, TER and SNCF trains from Lyon to Alba

You can travel from Lyon to Alba on TGV, Trenitalia, TER and SNCF 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.

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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.

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.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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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).

TGV INOUI, Frecciarossa and Italo classes from Lyon to Alba

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI, Frecciarossa and Italo when traveling from Lyon to Alba.

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Alba

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Alba starts at $39.50 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 Lyon to Alba 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 Lyon to Alba

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

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Alba is 9 hours and 11 minutes, with around 9 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 Lyon and Alba by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Alba is 5 hours and 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Alba cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Alba can start from as little as $39.50 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 Lyon to Alba?

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

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

The first train from Lyon to Alba leaves at 07:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Alba leaves at 20:38. 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 Lyon and Alba by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Alba cover a distance of around 172 miles (277 km) during the journey.

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