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Traveling from Lyon to Strasbourg by train

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

On average, it takes around 6 hours 31 minutes to travel from Lyon to Strasbourg by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 39 minutes though. You'll usually find 14 trains per day running along the 382 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Strasbourg. Trains on this route are usually operated by either TGV or SNCF. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Lyon to Strasbourg start from $22.38 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 Strasbourg by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Lyon to Strasbourg by train

It takes an average of 6h 31m to travel from Lyon to Strasbourg by train, over a distance of around 238 miles (382 km). There are normally 14 trains per day traveling from Lyon to Strasbourg and tickets for this journey start from $22.38 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 3h 39m


238 miles (382 km)


14 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $22.38

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Lyon to Strasbourg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Strasbourg for Tuesday Mar 28th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:18 14:39 5h 21m, 2 changes
10:32 14:54 4h 22m, direct
11:38 18:09 6h 31m, 3 changes
12:12 18:39 6h 27m, 4 changes
15:04 19:18 4h 14m, direct
15:18 20:39 5h 21m, 2 changes
17:00 21:07 4h 7m, direct
17:18 22:09 4h 51m, 2 changes
18:18 23:40 5h 22m, 2 changes
19:38 06:39 11h 1m, 5 changes

TGV and SNCF trains from Lyon to Strasbourg

You can travel from Lyon to Strasbourg on TGV 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.

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).

TGV INOUI classes from Lyon to Strasbourg

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI when traveling from Lyon to Strasbourg.

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Strasbourg

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Strasbourg starts at $22.38 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 Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg

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

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Strasbourg is 6 hours and 31 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 Strasbourg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Strasbourg is 3 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Strasbourg cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Strasbourg can start from as little as $22.38 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 Strasbourg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Strasbourg without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Lyon to Strasbourg each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Lyon to Strasbourg leaves at 08:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Strasbourg leaves at 21:52. 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 Strasbourg by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Strasbourg cover a distance of around 238 miles (382 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Strasbourg to Lyon.

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