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Take the train from Lyon to Merano/Meran in 10 hours 17 minutes

If you want to travel from Lyon to Merano/Meran by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Lyon to Merano/Meran by train to take around 15 hours 51 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 10 hours 17 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 12 trains per day running on this route, which spans 308 miles (496 km). You’ll have to make 3 changes along the way on your journey to Merano/Meran.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Lyon to Merano/Meran start from €101.50 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Lyon to Merano/Meran by train

It takes an average of 15h 51m to travel from Lyon to Merano/Meran by train, over a distance of around 308 miles (496 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Merano/Meran and tickets for this journey start from €101.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 17m
PriceFrom €101.50
Distance308 miles (496 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train09:27
Last train22:16
Departure stationLyon
Arrival stationMerano/Meran
Changes3 changes

Lyon to Merano/Meran train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Merano/Meran for Tuesday 31st May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:27 18:44 10h 17m, 3 changes
08:38 20:44 12h 6m, 4 changes
09:38 21:44 12h 6m, 4 changes
12:50 05:31 16h 41m, 4 changes
13:08 05:31 16h 23m, 5 changes
16:20 07:45 15h 25m, 3 changes
17:34 11:45 18h 11m, 6 changes
17:34 12:45 19h 11m, 4 changes
19:38 12:45 17h 7m, 6 changes
19:38 13:15 17h 37m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Merano/Meran

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Merano/Meran starts at €101.50 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 Lyon to Merano/Meran 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Lyon to Merano/Meran? 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 Merano/Meran take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Merano/Meran is 15 hours and 51 minutes, with around 12 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 Merano/Meran by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Merano/Meran is 10 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Merano/Meran cost?

Train ticket prices from Lyon to Merano/Meran can start from as little as €101.50 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.

Is there a direct train from Lyon to Merano/Meran?

No, there are no direct train services from Lyon to Merano/Meran. Travelling from Lyon to Merano/Meran by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Lyon to Merano/Meran leave?

The first train from Lyon to Merano/Meran leaves at 09:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lyon to Merano/Meran leave?

The last train from Lyon to Merano/Meran leaves at 22:16. 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 Merano/Meran by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Merano/Meran cover a distance of around 308 miles (496 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Merano/Meran to Lyon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lyon to Merano/Meran for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/31/2022. 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 04/12/2022 for travel on 04/12/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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