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Taking the train from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf in 5 hours 37 minutes

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

It usually takes around 8 hours 18 minutes to travel the 496 km from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf by train, although you can get there in as little as 5 hours 37 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 25 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. You can travel on this route with either TGV, ICE or SNCF. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf start from $41.07 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 Heidelberg Hbf? 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 Heidelberg Hbf by train

It takes an average of 8h 18m to travel from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf by train, over a distance of around 308 miles (496 km). There are normally 25 trains per day traveling from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $41.07 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 37m
PriceFrom $41.07
Distance308 miles (496 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
First train06:04
Last train21:04
Departure stationLyon
Arrival stationHeidelberg Hbf
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Trenitalia, SNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus, TGV Lyria, OUIGO, SBB CFF FFS, ÖBB, ALSA, Regiojet

Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:56 18:41 7h 45m, 2 changes
12:04 18:41 6h 37m, 2 changes
12:22 19:46 7h 24m, 2 changes
13:04 19:46 6h 42m, 2 changes
13:04 21:12 8h 8m, 2 changes
14:04 20:40 6h 36m, 3 changes
14:04 21:12 7h 8m, 2 changes
14:04 21:53 7h 49m, 2 changes
15:04 21:53 6h 49m, 2 changes
15:16 23:11 7h 55m, 4 changes

TGV, Trenitalia, OUIGO and TER trains from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf

You can travel from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf on TGV, Trenitalia, OUIGO and TER 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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf starts at $41.07 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 Heidelberg Hbf 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.
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FAQs for Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf? 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 Heidelberg Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Heidelberg Hbf is 8 hours and 18 minutes, with around 25 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 Heidelberg Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf is 5 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf can start from as little as $41.07 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 Heidelberg Hbf?

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

What time does the first train from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf leave?

The first train from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf leaves at 06:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf leave?

The last train from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf 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 Heidelberg Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf cover a distance of around 308 miles (496 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lyon to Heidelberg Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 06/01/2022 for travel on 06/01/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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