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Lyon to Milan by Frecciarossa and TGV train

New Frecciarossa Lyon-Milan from December 18th

Good news! From December 18th you’ll be able to travel from Lyon to Milan on a high-speed Frecciarossa train operated by Trenitalia. Frecciarossa 1000 trains will run between Lyon Part Dieu and Milan Central station and will call at Torino Porta Susa too. Tickets start from 29 € in standard class.

What’s more, you’ll get to enjoy plenty of amenities on board, including comfy seats, free WiFi, reading lights, at-seat power sockets, and lots of luggage space. We'll continually update this page with the latest information on the service, so be sure to check back regularly.

Timetables Frecciarossa Lyon-Milan from 18/12/2021

Train 9281 Train 9287  
09:20 17:14 Lyon Part-Dieu
13:18 21:18 Turin Porta susa
14:07 22:07 Milan Centrale


Neatly nestled between the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, when you’re on the lookout for charming French getaways, Lyon is a pretty safe bet. Whether you’re for romantic breaks, foodie adventures or cultural getaways, France’s third-largest city has it all, but why settle for that when you can have even more? Yes, we like to be a bit greedy when it comes to making the most of adventures in Europe, because when European train services make it so easy to get around, adding a trip to Milan to your itinerary is pretty irresistible, especially if you need some retail therapy.

Just under five hours away, you can speed through France and into Northern Italy from the comfort of a speedy TGV train. Go First Class or Second Class, both offer WiFi and power sockets along with their spacious seats for an unbeatable way to travel. Ready to go? Search for a ticket in our Journey Planner!

Lyon to Milan by train

It takes an average of 11h 3m to travel from Lyon to Milan by train, over a distance of around 211 miles (340 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Milan and tickets for this journey start from £113.27 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 7h 10m


211 miles (340 km)


22 trains per day


1 change


From £113.27

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Lyon to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Milan for martedì 2º luglio 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:38 17:50 8h 12m, 4 changes
09:38 19:20 9h 42m, 3 changes
10:38 19:53 9h 15m, 2 changes
11:38 21:00 9h 22m, 1 change
13:38 21:50 8h 12m, 3 changes
14:50 22:00 7h 10m, 4 changes
14:50 22:10 7h 20m, 3 changes
15:38 05:24 13h 46m, 4 changes
17:04 06:20 13h 16m, 3 changes
17:38 05:37 11h 59m, 4 changes

Trenitalia trains from Lyon to Milan

You can travel from Lyon to Milan on Trenitalia 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.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Milan

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Milan starts at £113.27 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 Milan 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 Milan? 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 Milan take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Milan is 11 hours and 3 minutes, with around 22 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 Milan by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Milan is 7 hours and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Milan cost?

Train ticket prices from Lyon to Milan can start from as little as £113.27 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 Milan?

No, there are no direct train services from Lyon to Milan. Travelling from Lyon to Milan by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Lyon to Milan leaves at 06:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Milan leaves at 23:20. 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 Milan by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Milan cover a distance of around 211 miles (340 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan to Lyon. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lyon to Milan.

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