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Take the train from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen in 8 hours 40 minutes

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

You can expect the journey from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen by train to take around 13 hours 50 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 8 hours 40 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 14 trains per day running on this route, which spans 509 km. You'll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Bolzano/Bozen. TGV, Frecciarossa or Frecciargento 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 Bolzano/Bozen start from $68.50 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 Bolzano/Bozen by train

It takes an average of 13h 50m to travel from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen by train, over a distance of around 316 miles (509 km). There are normally 14 trains per day traveling from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen and tickets for this journey start from $68.50 when you book in advance.

First train

08:51

Last train

22:16

Departure station

Lyon

Arrival station

Bolzano/Bozen

Journey time

8h 40m

Distance

509 miles (316 km)

Frequency

14 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $68.50

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, Flixbus, Itabus, SNCF, ÖBB, Italo, Trenord, Marino, BlaBlaCar Bus, SBB CFF FFS, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, ALSA, TGV Lyria, Regiojet

Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:38 20:30 10h 52m, 4 changes
09:38 20:48 11h 10m, 3 changes
10:32 22:10 11h 38m, 3 changes
11:38 05:53 18h 15m, 4 changes
16:20 06:24 14h 4m, 2 changes
17:00 10:27 17h 27m, 2 changes
17:34 09:31 15h 57m, 5 changes
17:34 12:27 18h 53m, 3 changes
19:38 11:59 16h 21m, 6 changes
19:38 12:27 16h 49m, 5 changes

TGV, Trenitalia, TER and SNCF trains from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen

You can travel from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen 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.

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.

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.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen starts at $68.50 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 Bolzano/Bozen 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 Bolzano/Bozen

Want to know more about your journey from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen? 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 Bolzano/Bozen take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Bolzano/Bozen is 13 hours and 50 minutes, with around 14 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 Bolzano/Bozen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen is 8 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen can start from as little as $68.50 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 Bolzano/Bozen?

No, there are no direct train services from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen. Travelling from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen leave?

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

What time does the last train from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen leave?

The last train from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen 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 Bolzano/Bozen by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen cover a distance of around 316 miles (509 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lyon to Bolzano/Bozen for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 02/28/2023 for travel on 02/28/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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