Caen to Lyon by train

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    19:18
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 31m
  • Distance
    551 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Caen to Lyon by train

Fast trains from Caen to Lyon take around 4 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 551 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Caen and Lyon.

1. Are there direct trains from Caen to Lyon?

Journeys between Caen and Lyon usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Caen to Lyon every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 26 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Caen to Lyon?

The Caen to Lyon train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Caen to Lyon train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lyon is usually scheduled to depart Caen around 04:56 and the last train is around 19:18. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Caen around 06:06, and the last at 19:07.

When to book Caen to Lyon train tickets?

Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Caen to Lyon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Caen and Lyon?

More than one train company operates on the route from Caen to Lyon, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Corail
  • Intercites
  • Intercités
  • TER
  • TGV
  • TNO
  • Train Express Regional
  • Train Nomad
  • Train Nomad (TNO)

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.