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How to travel from Reims to Lyon by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Reims to Lyon? Look no further.

You'll usually find 17 trains per day running between Reims and Lyon, which usually take 4 hours 7 minutes to complete the 392 km journey. It can take as little as 3 hours 4 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Lyon from Reims, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Reims to Lyon if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $33.55. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Reims to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 4h 7m to travel from Reims to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 243 miles (392 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Reims to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $33.55 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 4m
PriceFrom $33.55
Distance243 miles (392 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
First train07:26
Last train21:10
Departure stationReims
Arrival stationLyon
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus

Reims to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Reims to Lyon for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:58 11:03 3h 5m, 1 change
10:28 13:33 3h 5m, 1 change
11:01 14:55 3h 54m, 1 change
11:01 15:29 4h 28m, 1 change
12:58 17:03 4h 5m, 1 change
13:15 17:05 3h 50m, 1 change
14:34 17:42 3h 8m, 1 change
16:08 20:22 4h 14m, 1 change
16:15 19:56 3h 41m, 1 change
16:15 20:52 4h 37m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Reims to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Reims to Lyon starts at $33.55 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 Reims to Lyon 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 Reims to Lyon

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

The average journey time by train between Reims and Lyon is 4 hours and 7 minutes, with around 17 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 Reims and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Reims to Lyon is 3 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from Reims to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Reims to Lyon can start from as little as $33.55 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 Reims to Lyon?

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

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

The first train from Reims to Lyon leaves at 07:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Reims to Lyon leaves at 21:10. 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 Reims and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Reims to Lyon cover a distance of around 243 miles (392 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Reims.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Reims to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 01/10/2023 for travel on 01/10/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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