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Taking the train from Lyon to Bologna in 6 hours 33 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Lyon to Bologna? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 10 hours 31 minutes to travel the 530 km from Lyon to Bologna by train, although you can get there in as little as 6 hours 33 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 11 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Lyon to Bologna start from $49.07 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Bologna? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Lyon to Bologna by train

It takes an average of 10h 31m to travel from Lyon to Bologna by train, over a distance of around 329 miles (530 km). There are normally 11 trains per day traveling from Lyon to Bologna and tickets for this journey start from $49.07 when you book in advance.

First train

08:51

Last train

22:16

Departure station

Lyon

Arrival station

Bologna

Journey time

6h 33m

Distance

530 miles (329 km)

Frequency

11 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $49.07

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Lyon to Bologna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Bologna for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:51 14:24 6h 33m, 1 change
09:38 18:04 8h 26m, 2 changes
12:50 20:24 7h 34m, 2 changes
13:08 20:24 7h 16m, 3 changes
14:50 23:22 8h 32m, 3 changes
15:08 23:22 8h 14m, 4 changes
16:20 05:24 13h 4m, 1 change
17:34 07:04 13h 30m, 4 changes
19:38 09:04 13h 26m, 4 changes
19:38 10:04 14h 26m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Bologna

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Bologna starts at $49.07 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 Bologna 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 Bologna

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

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Bologna is 10 hours and 31 minutes, with around 11 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 Bologna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Bologna is 6 hours and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Bologna cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Bologna can start from as little as $49.07 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 Bologna?

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

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

The first train from Lyon to Bologna leaves at 08:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Bologna leaves at 22:16. 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 Bologna by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Bologna cover a distance of around 329 miles (530 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bologna to Lyon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lyon to Bologna for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 02/01/2023 for travel on 02/01/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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