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Travel from Milan to Lyon by train in 4 hours 19 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Milan to Lyon by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Milan to Lyon by train is 7 hours 29 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 4 hours 19 minutes. Around 16 trains per day travel the 211 miles (340 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Lyon. As the main train operator on this route, you'll probably be travelling on a Trenitalia service for all or at least part of your journey to Lyon.

Book train tickets from Milan to Lyon in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €25.00. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Milan to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 7h 29m to travel from Milan to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 211 miles (340 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Milan to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 19m
PriceFrom €25
Distance211 miles (340 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train06:25
Last train19:59
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus, Trenitalia, Flixbus

Milan to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Lyon for Monday 15th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:25 Milano Centrale11:08 Lyon Part-Dieufrecciarossa 9292 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 43m, direct
07:20 Milano Centrale15:10 Lyon Part-DieuEC 50 Trenitalia Get tickets7h 50m, 3 changes
08:20 Milano Centrale15:22 Lyon Part-DieuEC 32 Trenitalia Get tickets7h 2m, 1 change
09:10 Milano Centrale17:56 Lyon Part-DieuEC 314 Trenitalia Get tickets8h 46m, 2 changes
12:10 Milano Porta Garibaldi18:10 Lyon Part-DieuTGV 9244 SNCF Get tickets6h 0m, 1 change
12:20 Milano Centrale18:10 Lyon Part-Dieufrecciarossa 9516 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 50m, 2 changes

Trenitalia trains from Milan to Lyon

You can travel from Milan to Lyon 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 Milan to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Milan to Lyon starts at €25 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 Milan to Lyon 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 Milan 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 Milan to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Lyon is 7 hours and 29 minutes, with around 16 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 Milan and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Lyon is 4 hours and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Lyon cost?

Train ticket prices from Milan to Lyon can start from as little as €25 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 Milan to Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Milan to Lyon each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Milan to Lyon leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Lyon leaves at 19:59. 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 Milan and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Lyon 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 Lyon to Milan. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Milan to Lyon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/15/2022. 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 10/05/2022 for travel on 10/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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