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Journey timeFrom 5h 50m
Price$45.17 - $494.55
Distance560km (348 miles)
Frequency1 train per day
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
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Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon for Monday 14th Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
12:5819:346h 36m, 2 changesTGV INOUI 9552, RER 83407+1Deutsche Bahn (DB), SNCF
13:5819:565h 58m, directTGV INOUI 9580Deutsche Bahn (DB)
14:5022:007h 10m, 2 changesIntercity-Express 371, SWE 87448+1Deutsche Bahn (DB), SNCF
15:5023:247h 34m, 5 changesIntercity-Express 599, Intercity-Express 109+4Deutsche Bahn (DB), SNCF
16:5007:2214h 32m, 3 changesIntercity-Express 373, Intercity 536+2Deutsche Bahn (DB), SBB+1
18:5007:2212h 32m, 5 changesIntercity-Express 375, Intercity 989+4Deutsche Bahn (DB), SBB+1
18:5807:5612h 58m, 1 changeIntercity-Express 9550, TGV INOUI 6601Deutsche Bahn (DB), SNCF
20:5009:2212h 32m, 4 changesIntercity-Express 377, InterRegio 2347+3Deutsche Bahn (DB), SBB+1
20:5010:2213h 32m, 3 changesIntercity-Express 377, Intercity 1057+2Deutsche Bahn (DB), SBB+1
22:2510:2912h 04m, 5 changesvlexx 29538, RE 88822+4vlexx, Deutsche Bahn (DB)+1

SNCF and TGV trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon on SNCF and TGV 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.

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).

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 320 km/h. All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and removable shelves. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with more flexible train tickets and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon start at €39 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 €207.70.
lowest price found
from39
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price169.66
on the day
avg. single price207.70

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon by booking early.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

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.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

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!

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Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Lyon is 8 hours and 43 minutes, with around 29 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon is 5 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon can start from as little as €39 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon leaves at 02:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon leaves at 22:25. 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon cover a distance of around 560km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon.
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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/10/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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