Ghent to Lyon by train

  • First train
    05:37
  • Last train
    21:12
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 6m
  • Distance
    600 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    52
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 36m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Ghent to Lyon by train

Fast trains from Ghent to Lyon take around 4 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 600 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ghent and Lyon.

1. Are there direct trains from Ghent to Lyon?

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

We usually find around 54 departures on the route from Ghent 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 49 departures.

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

The Ghent to Lyon train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lyon is usually scheduled to depart Ghent around 05:37 and the last train is around 21:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ghent around 05:39, and the last at 22:13.

When to book Ghent to Lyon train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 and a half 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 Ghent to Lyon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ghent and Lyon?

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

  • Alleo
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Regional Commuter Train
  • Stoptrein
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Thalys
  • Train Express Regional

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.