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Train trips from Strasbourg to Lyon

Make your way from Strasbourg to Lyon on a high-speed TGV service and you could be in the centre of the historic French city in under four hours. Spend your time in Lyon enjoying strolls along the river banks and wandering through the 19th century Presqu’ile district. Lyon’s main train station offers easy access to the rest of the city. Jump on a Metro line directly to the quaint Old Town.

Plop down on comfy seats on SNCF’s high-speed TGV trains, with plenty of luggage storage space and free WiFi for all passengers. Upgrade to First Class if you want more flexible train tickets and ultra-wide seats to enjoy the scenic views from.

Not convinced and need more information? Read on for all the FAQs and train times for the Strasbourg to Lyon train route.

Strasbourg to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 6h 31m to travel from Strasbourg to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 237 miles (382 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Strasbourg to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 42m
Price€20 - €281.90
Distance237 miles (382 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
Departure stationStrasbourg
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Strasbourg to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Strasbourg to Lyon for Saturday 11th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:03 Strasbourg10:56 Lyon Part-DieuTGV INOUI 5521 SNCF Get tickets3h 53m, direct
09:04 Strasbourg13:04 Lyon Part-DieuTGV INOUI 9877 SNCF Get tickets4h 00m, direct
10:51 Strasbourg16:44 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96217 SNCF Get tickets5h 53m, 2 changes
13:02 Strasbourg17:04 Lyon Part-DieuTGV INOUI 9879 SNCF Get tickets4h 02m, direct
13:47 Strasbourg17:56 Lyon Part-DieuTGV INOUI 2239 SNCF Get tickets4h 09m, direct
13:47 Strasbourg17:56 Lyon Part-DieuTGV INOUI 5537 SNCF Get tickets4h 09m, direct
16:14 Strasbourg19:56 Lyon Part-DieuTGV INOUI 9580 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 42m, direct
18:21 Strasbourg08:44 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96281 SNCF Get tickets14h 23m, 4 changes
19:51 Strasbourg09:22 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96239 SNCF Get tickets13h 31m, 3 changes
21:21 Strasbourg09:22 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96241 SNCF Get tickets12h 01m, 4 changes

TGV and SNCF trains from Strasbourg to Lyon

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

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.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Strasbourg to Lyon

Train tickets from Strasbourg to Lyon start at €20 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 €113.54.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price111.35
on the day
avg. single price113.54

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 Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Strasbourg and Lyon is 6 hours and 31 minutes, with around 10 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 Strasbourg and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Strasbourg to Lyon is 3 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Strasbourg to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Strasbourg to Lyon can start from as little as €20 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 Strasbourg to Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Strasbourg to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Strasbourg to Lyon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Strasbourg to Lyon leaves at 07:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Strasbourg to Lyon leaves at 22:51. 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 Strasbourg and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Strasbourg to Lyon cover a distance of around 237 miles (382 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Strasbourg. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Strasbourg to Lyon.
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.
 / 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 Strasbourg to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 18/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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