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How to travel from Rome to Lyon by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Rome to Lyon? Look no further.

There are around 8 trains per day running between Rome and Lyon, which usually take 14 hours 3 minutes to complete the 465 miles (749 km) journey. It can take as little as 9 hours 50 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Lyon from Rome, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Rome to Lyon if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €66.80. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Rome to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 14h 3m to travel from Rome to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 465 miles (749 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Rome to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €66.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 50m
PriceFrom €66.80
Distance465 miles (749 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
First train08:20
Last train22:48
Departure stationRome
Arrival stationLyon
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Rome to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Lyon for Tuesday 14th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:20 17:10 9h 50m, 2 changes
08:20 18:22 10h 2m, 2 changes
11:10 21:10 10h 0m, 2 changes
14:25 06:22 15h 57m, 2 changes
16:50 10:22 17h 32m, 4 changes
19:10 11:52 16h 42m, 3 changes
19:10 12:00 16h 50m, 2 changes
21:48 13:22 15h 34m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Rome to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Rome to Lyon starts at €66.80 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 Rome 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 Rome 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 Rome to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Rome and Lyon is 14 hours and 3 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Rome and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Lyon is 9 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Lyon cost?

Train ticket prices from Rome to Lyon can start from as little as €66.80 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 Rome to Lyon?

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

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

The first train from Rome to Lyon leaves at 08:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rome to Lyon leaves at 22:48. 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 Rome and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Rome to Lyon cover a distance of around 465 miles (749 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Rome. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rome to Lyon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rome to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/14/2021. 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 11/16/2021 for travel on 11/16/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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