Edinburgh to Lyon by train

  • First train
    05:14
  • Last train
    23:59
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    10hr 20m
  • Distance
    1,272 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    19hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Lyon by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Lyon take around 10 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,272 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Lyon.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Lyon?

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

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 30 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Lyon train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lyon is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 00:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:14, and the last at 23:59.

When to book Edinburgh to Lyon train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Edinburgh to Lyon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Lyon?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Eurostar
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Thameslink
  • Train Express Regional
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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.