Want to find out more about taking the train from Bologne to Lyon? Look no further.
There are around 5 trains per day running between Bologne and Lyon, which usually take 11 hours 8 minutes to complete the 169 miles (271 km) journey. It can take as little as 7 hours 56 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 Bologne, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way.
You can save money on train tickets from Bologne to Lyon if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €33.40. 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 timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.
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.§
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Bologne and Lyon is 11 hours and 8 minutes, with around 5 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 Bologne to Lyon is 7 hours and 56 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Bologne to Lyon can start from as little as €33.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
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.
The first train from Bologne to Lyon leaves at 07:09. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bologne to Lyon leaves at 18:48. 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 Bologne to Lyon cover a distance of around 169 miles (271 km) during the journey.