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Lyon to Cherbourg by train

It takes an average of 6h 58m to travel from Lyon to Cherbourg by train, over a distance of around 401 miles (646 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Cherbourg and tickets for this journey start from €36 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 50m
Price€36 - €158.90
Distance401 miles (646 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
Departure stationLyon
Arrival stationCherbourg
Changes2 changes

Lyon to Cherbourg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Cherbourg for Thursday 22nd Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:25 Lyon St-Exupéry TGV13:36 CherbourgTGV INOUI 6902 SNCF Get tickets6h 11m, 3 changes
08:04 Lyon Part-Dieu14:17 CherbourgTGV INOUI 6608 SNCF Get tickets6h 13m, 2 changes
10:04 Lyon Part-Dieu16:15 CherbourgTGV INOUI 6612 SNCF Get tickets6h 11m, 2 changes
11:26 Lyon Part-Dieu18:14 CherbourgTGV INOUI 6616 SNCF Get tickets6h 48m, 2 changes
14:25 Lyon St-Exupéry TGV20:20 CherbourgTGV INOUI 6196 SNCF Get tickets5h 55m, 2 changes
15:04 Lyon Part-Dieu21:21 CherbourgTGV INOUI 6622 SNCF Get tickets6h 17m, 2 changes
16:25 Lyon St-Exupéry TGV22:31 CherbourgTGV INOUI 6920 SNCF Get tickets6h 06m, 2 changes
18:25 Lyon St-Exupéry TGV00:15 CherbourgTGV INOUI 6922 SNCF Get tickets5h 50m, 2 changes
21:04 Lyon Part-Dieu10:19 CherbourgTGV INOUI 6634 SNCF Get tickets13h 15m, 2 changes
07:25 Lyon St-Exupéry TGV13:36 CherbourgTGV INOUI 6902 SNCF Get tickets6h 11m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Cherbourg

Train tickets from Lyon to Cherbourg start at €36 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 €122.97.
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avg. single price122.97

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 Lyon to Cherbourg 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 Lyon to Cherbourg? 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 Lyon to Cherbourg take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Cherbourg is 6 hours and 58 minutes, with around 9 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 Lyon and Cherbourg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Cherbourg is 5 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Cherbourg cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Cherbourg can start from as little as €36 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 Lyon to Cherbourg?

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

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

The first train from Lyon to Cherbourg leaves at 07:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Cherbourg leaves at 21:04. 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 Lyon and Cherbourg by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Cherbourg cover a distance of around 401 miles (646 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cherbourg to Lyon.
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 Lyon to Cherbourg for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/10/2020. 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 12/10/2020 for travel on 08/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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