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Milan to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 9h 14m 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 €45 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 54m
Price€45 - €382
Distance211 miles (340 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationLyon
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Flixbus, BlaBlaBus, SNCF

Milan to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Lyon for lundi 12 avril 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
17:25 Milano Centrale07:22 Lyon Part-DieuRegionale 2434 Trenord Get tickets13h 57m, 3 changes
18:43 Milano Centrale07:22 Lyon Part-DieuRegionale 25530 Trenord Get tickets12h 39m, 4 changes
19:46 Milano Porta Garibaldi09:22 Lyon Part-DieuRegionale 10240 Trenitalia Get tickets13h 36m, 4 changes
21:25 Milano Centrale11:22 Lyon Part-DieuRegionale 2442 Trenord Get tickets13h 57m, 3 changes
21:28 Milano Certosa11:22 Lyon Part-DieuRegionale 24674 Trenord Get tickets13h 54m, 4 changes
06:00 Milano Porta Garibaldi12:52 Lyon Part-DieuTGV INOUI 9240 SNCF Get tickets6h 52m, 1 change
07:20 Milano Centrale14:22 Lyon Part-DieuEurocity 50 Trenitalia Get tickets7h 2m, 2 changes
08:43 Milano Centrale17:04 Lyon Part-DieuRegionale 25510 Trenord Get tickets8h 21m, 3 changes
09:43 Milano Centrale17:56 Lyon Part-DieuRegionale 25512 Trenord Get tickets8h 13m, 4 changes
09:46 Milano Greco Pirelli19:22 Lyon Part-DieuRegionale 25032 Trenord Get tickets9h 36m, 3 changes

SNCF and TGV trains from Milan to Lyon

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

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).

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.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Milan to Lyon starts at €45 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.
lowest price found
from45
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price89.53
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price98.99
on the day
avg. single price123.62

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 9 hours and 14 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 5 hours and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Lyon cost?

Train ticket prices from Milan to Lyon can start from as little as €45 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?

No, there are no direct train services from Milan to Lyon. Travelling from Milan to Lyon by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Milan to Lyon leaves at 07:08. 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 09:16. 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 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 12/04/2021. 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 05/04/2021 for travel on 26/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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