La Rochelle to Lyon by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 29m
  • Distance
    468 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 34m
  • Train operators

Travelling from La Rochelle to Lyon by train

Fast trains from La Rochelle to Lyon take around 5 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 468 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between La Rochelle and Lyon.

1. Are there direct trains from La Rochelle to Lyon?

Journeys between La Rochelle and Lyon usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from La Rochelle to Lyon every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The La Rochelle to Lyon train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lyon is usually scheduled to depart La Rochelle around 05:24 and the last train is around 17:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves La Rochelle around 05:27, and the last at 16:44.

When to book La Rochelle 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 La Rochelle to Lyon by train.

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Which train companies operate between La Rochelle and Lyon?

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

  • Intercités
  • TGV
  • 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.