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Bologne to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 8h 32m to travel from Bologne to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 168 miles (271 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Bologne to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €77.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 56m
Price€77.90 - €188.60
Distance168 miles (271 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationBologne
Arrival stationLyon
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operators

Bologne to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bologne to Lyon for Thursday 6th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
18:47 Bologne10:44 Lyon Part-DieuTER 39815 SNCF Get tickets15h 57m, 2 changes
07:19 Bologne13:04 Lyon Part-DieuTER 39802 SNCF Get tickets5h 45m, 4 changes
13:48 Bologne17:44 Lyon Part-DieuTER 39807 SNCF Get tickets3h 56m, 2 changes
18:47 Bologne13:04 Lyon Part-DieuTER 39815 SNCF Get tickets18h 17m, 3 changes
09:46 Bologne17:56 Lyon Part-DieuTER 39803 SNCF Get tickets8h 10m, 2 changes
09:46 Bologne17:56 Lyon Part-DieuTER 39803 SNCF Get tickets8h 10m, 2 changes
19:51 Bologne13:04 Lyon Part-DieuTER 39817 SNCF Get tickets17h 13m, 2 changes
09:46 Bologne22:30 Lyon Part-DieuTER 39803 SNCF Get tickets12h 44m, 5 changes
09:46 Bologne22:44 Lyon PerracheTER 39803 SNCF Get tickets12h 58m, 3 changes
19:48 Bologne07:44 Lyon Part-DieuTER 39833 SNCF Get tickets11h 56m, 1 change

TGV, TER and SNCF trains from Bologne to Lyon

You can travel from Bologne to Lyon on TGV, TER 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.

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.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Bologne to Lyon

Train tickets from Bologne to Lyon start at €77.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around .
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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 Bologne 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Bologne and Lyon is 8 hours and 32 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Bologne and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bologne to Lyon is 3 hours and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Bologne to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Bologne to Lyon can start from as little as €77.90 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 Bologne to Lyon?

No, there are no direct train services from Bologne to Lyon. Travelling from Bologne to Lyon by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Bologne to Lyon leaves at 07:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bologne to Lyon leaves at 18:47. 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 Bologne and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Bologne to Lyon cover a distance of around 168 miles (271 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Bologne.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bologne to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/08/2020. 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 14/05/2020 for travel on 30/05/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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