Dortmund to Lyon by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 37m
  • Distance
    675 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    11hr 10m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Dortmund to Lyon by train

Fast trains from Dortmund to Lyon take around 7 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 675 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dortmund and Lyon.

1. Are there direct trains from Dortmund to Lyon?

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

We usually find around 9 departures on the route from Dortmund to Lyon every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 10 departures.

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

The Dortmund to Lyon train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lyon is usually scheduled to depart Dortmund around 04:04 and the last train is around 22:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dortmund around 04:33, and the last at 15:37.

When to book Dortmund to Lyon train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 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 Dortmund to Lyon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dortmund and Lyon?

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

  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • TGV
  • Thalys

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.