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Traveling from Lyon to Berlin by train

Looking to travel from Lyon to Berlin by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 14 hours 54 minutes to travel from Lyon to Berlin by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 10 hours 13 minutes though. You'll usually find 33 trains per day running along the 974 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Berlin, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Lyon to Berlin start from $49.68 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Berlin by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Lyon to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 14h 54m to travel from Lyon to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 605 miles (974 km). There are normally 33 trains per day traveling from Lyon to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from $49.68 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 13m
PriceFrom $49.68
Distance605 miles (974 km)
Frequency33 trains per day
First train05:50
Last train21:04
Departure stationLyon
Arrival stationBerlin
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Lyon to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Berlin for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:34 22:11 11h 37m, 3 changes
10:34 22:23 11h 49m, 2 changes
11:02 22:23 11h 21m, 2 changes
11:02 23:14 12h 12m, 2 changes
12:04 23:14 11h 10m, 2 changes
13:04 04:35 15h 31m, 2 changes
14:04 04:35 14h 31m, 2 changes
15:04 06:13 15h 9m, 2 changes
15:18 06:13 14h 55m, 3 changes
17:00 06:48 13h 48m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Berlin

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Berlin starts at $49.68 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 Berlin 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 Berlin

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

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Berlin is 14 hours and 54 minutes, with around 33 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 Berlin by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Berlin is 10 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Berlin cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Berlin can start from as little as $49.68 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 Berlin?

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

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

The first train from Lyon to Berlin leaves at 05:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Berlin leaves at 21:04. 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 Berlin by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Berlin cover a distance of around 605 miles (974 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin to Lyon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lyon to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 02/20/2023 for travel on 02/20/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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