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About the train journey from Lyon to Wengen

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The train from Lyon to Wengen usually takes 11 hours 6 minutes on average to travel 255 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 6 hours 23 minutes. You can expect to find 8 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Lyon and Wengen, you'll need to make 5 changes on your way to Wengen. You can choose to travel with TGV, ICE or SNCF to get to Wengen. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Lyon to Wengen in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $117.75.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Wengen, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Lyon to Wengen by train

It takes an average of 11h 6m to travel from Lyon to Wengen by train, over a distance of around 159 miles (255 km). There are normally 8 trains per day traveling from Lyon to Wengen and tickets for this journey start from $117.75 when you book in advance.

First train

06:38

Last train

21:38

Departure station

Lyon

Arrival station

Wengen

Journey time

6h 23m

Distance

255 miles (159 km)

Frequency

8 trains per day

Changes

5 changes

Price

From $117.75

Train and bus operators

SBB CFF FFS, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaBus, SNCF, tgv_lyria

TGV, TER, SNCF and TGV Lyria trains from Lyon to Wengen

You can travel from Lyon to Wengen on TGV, TER, SNCF and TGV Lyria 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.

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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).

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TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Wengen

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Wengen starts at $117.75 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 Wengen 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 Wengen

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

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Wengen is 11 hours and 6 minutes, with around 8 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 Wengen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Wengen is 6 hours and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Wengen cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Wengen can start from as little as $117.75 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 Wengen?

No, there are no direct train services from Lyon to Wengen. Travelling from Lyon to Wengen by train will require a minimum of 5 changes.

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

The first train from Lyon to Wengen leaves at 06:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Wengen leaves at 21:38. 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 Wengen by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Wengen cover a distance of around 159 miles (255 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lyon to Wengen for a typical week day using timetable data for . 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 04/17/2019 for travel on 04/17/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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