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The train from Porto to Lyon usually takes 31 hours 44 minutes on average to travel 1199 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 28 hours 25 minutes. You can expect to find 3 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Porto and Lyon, you'll need to make 6 changes on your way to Lyon.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Porto to Lyon in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save!
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Lyon, 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.
From 28h 25m
745 miles (1199 km)
3 trains per day
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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 Porto to Lyon by booking early.§
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.
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!
The average journey time by train between Porto and Lyon is 31 hours and 44 minutes, with around 3 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Porto to Lyon is 28 hours and 25 minutes.
No, there are no direct train services from Porto to Lyon. Travelling from Porto to Lyon by train will require a minimum of 6 changes.
The first train from Porto to Lyon leaves at 08:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Porto to Lyon leaves at 19:00. 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.
Trains travelling from Porto to Lyon cover a distance of around 745 miles (1199 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Porto.