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 8 hours 37 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 4 hours 30 minutes. Around 8 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 you'll snap up the cheapest fares. You can check prices from Milan to Lyon in our Journey Planner.
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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.
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.§
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.
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!
The average journey time by train between Milan and Lyon is 8 hours and 37 minutes, with around 8 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Lyon is 4 hours and 30 minutes.
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.
The first train from Milan to Lyon leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan to Lyon leaves at 20:43. 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.
Trains travelling from Milan to Lyon cover a distance of around 211 miles (340 km) during the journey.