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About the train journey from Rome to Lyon

Want to travel from Rome to Lyon by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Rome to Lyon usually takes 15 hours 44 minutes on average to travel 465 miles (749 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 11 hours 20 minutes. You can expect to find 15 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between Rome and Lyon, you’ll need to make 2 changes on your way to Lyon.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Rome to Lyon in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £72.93.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Lyon, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Rome to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 15h 44m to travel from Rome to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 465 miles (749 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Rome to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from £72.93 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 11h 20m


465 miles (749 km)


15 trains per day


2 changes


From £72.93

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Rome to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Lyon for Tuesday 21st May 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:20 18:56 12h 36m, 3 changes
07:20 20:22 13h 2m, 4 changes
09:50 21:10 11h 20m, 2 changes
14:50 06:24 15h 34m, 2 changes
15:07 10:26 19h 19m, 2 changes
15:25 08:23 16h 58m, 4 changes
15:50 09:56 18h 6m, 5 changes
15:50 10:26 18h 36m, 3 changes
16:50 10:22 17h 32m, 4 changes
17:20 11:56 18h 36m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Rome to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Rome to Lyon starts at £72.93 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 15 hours and 44 minutes, with around 15 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 11 hours and 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Lyon cost?

Train ticket prices from Rome to Lyon can start from as little as £72.93 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 05:38. 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.

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