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Travel from Modane to Lyon by train in 2 hours 17 minutes

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

The average journey time from Modane to Lyon by train is 3 hours 41 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 17 minutes. Around 11 trains per day travel the 97 miles (156 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Lyon. You're likely to be travelling with Frecciarossa, SNCF or Trenitalia to Lyon. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Modane to Lyon in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €17.10. 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.

Modane to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 3h 41m to travel from Modane to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 97 miles (156 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Modane to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €17.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 17m
PriceFrom €17.10
Distance97 miles (156 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
First train06:00
Last train20:07
Departure stationModane
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia France, SNCF, Trenitalia

Modane to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Modane to Lyon for Tuesday 24th May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:00 08:10 3h 10m, 1 change
06:00 09:10 3h 10m, 1 change
07:50 10:08 2h 18m, direct
08:15 11:52 3h 37m, 2 changes
08:33 12:00 3h 27m, 1 change
15:14 18:10 2h 56m, 1 change
16:09 18:52 2h 43m, 2 changes
16:09 19:10 3h 1m, 1 change
16:55 19:12 2h 17m, direct
18:15 21:10 2h 55m, 1 change

TER, SNCF, Trenitalia and Frecciarossa trains from Modane to Lyon

You can travel from Modane to Lyon on TER, SNCF, Trenitalia and Frecciarossa 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.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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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).

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.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Cheap train tickets from Modane to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Modane to Lyon starts at €17.10 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 Modane 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 Modane 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 Modane to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Modane and Lyon is 3 hours and 41 minutes, with around 11 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 Modane and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Modane to Lyon is 2 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Modane to Lyon cost?

Train ticket prices from Modane to Lyon can start from as little as €17.10 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 Modane to Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Modane to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Modane 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 Modane to Lyon leave?

The first train from Modane to Lyon leaves at 06:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Modane to Lyon leaves at 20:07. 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 Modane and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Modane to Lyon cover a distance of around 97 miles (156 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Modane.
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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Modane to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/24/2022. 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 12/11/2021 for travel on 12/11/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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