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Rome to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 15h 35m to travel from Rome to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 465 miles (749 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Rome to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €73.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 53m
Price€73.60 - €278.20
Distance465 miles (749 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationRome
Arrival stationLyon
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Rome to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Lyon for Tuesday 6th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:35 18:52 11h 17m, 4 changes
09:20 19:22 10h 02m, 2 changes
10:35 20:28 9h 53m, 1 change
15:35 07:22 15h 47m, 2 changes
16:07 11:27 19h 20m, 2 changes
16:20 11:27 19h 07m, 3 changes
17:50 11:26 17h 36m, 5 changes
18:20 13:25 19h 05m, 4 changes
20:20 13:44 17h 24m, 3 changes
20:20 13:52 17h 32m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Rome to Lyon

Train tickets from Rome to Lyon start at €73.60 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €203.49.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price165.87
on the day
avg. single price203.49

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 15 hours and 35 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 Rome and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Lyon is 9 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Rome to Lyon can start from as little as €73.60 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

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 1 change.

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

The first train from Rome to Lyon leaves at 07:35. 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 23:55. 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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rome to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/10/2020. 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 21/09/2020 for travel on 19/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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