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Lyon to Strasbourg by train

It takes an average of 6h 07m to travel from Lyon to Strasbourg by train, over a distance of around 237 miles (382 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Strasbourg and tickets for this journey start from €20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 39m
Price€20 - €295.70
Distance237 miles (382 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
Departure stationLyon
Arrival stationStrasbourg
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Lyon to Strasbourg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Strasbourg for Thursday 9th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
18:04 Lyon Part-Dieu21:57 StrasbourgTGV INOUI 9896 SNCF Get tickets3h 53m, direct
18:16 Lyon Part-Dieu05:56 StrasbourgTER 17814 SNCF Get tickets11h 40m, 2 changes
18:34 Lyon Part-Dieu06:39 StrasbourgTER 96522 SNCF Get tickets12h 05m, 3 changes
20:16 Lyon Part-Dieu09:39 StrasbourgTER 17818 SNCF Get tickets13h 23m, 4 changes
06:16 Lyon Part-Dieu11:39 StrasbourgTER 17800 SNCF Get tickets5h 23m, 2 changes
08:34 Lyon Part-Dieu12:21 StrasbourgTGV INOUI 9898 SNCF Get tickets3h 47m, direct
10:04 Lyon Part-Dieu13:43 StrasbourgTGV INOUI 9583 SNCF Get tickets3h 39m, direct
10:16 Lyon Part-Dieu15:39 StrasbourgTER 17806 SNCF Get tickets5h 23m, 2 changes
11:32 Lyon Perrache15:54 StrasbourgTGV INOUI 5516 SNCF Get tickets4h 22m, direct
12:38 Lyon Part-Dieu19:09 StrasbourgTER 96510 SNCF Get tickets6h 31m, 3 changes

TGV and SNCF trains from Lyon to Strasbourg

You can travel from Lyon to Strasbourg on TGV and SNCF 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.

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 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Strasbourg

Train tickets from Lyon to Strasbourg start at €20 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 €116.28.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price110.29
on the day
avg. single price116.28

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 Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg? 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 Strasbourg take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Strasbourg is 6 hours and 7 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 Strasbourg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Strasbourg is 3 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Strasbourg cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Strasbourg can start from as little as €20 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 Strasbourg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Strasbourg without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Lyon to Strasbourg. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Lyon to Strasbourg leaves at 08:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Strasbourg leaves at 20:30. 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 Strasbourg by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Strasbourg cover a distance of around 237 miles (382 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Strasbourg to Lyon. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lyon to Strasbourg.
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 Strasbourg for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 18/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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