Lyon to Olten by train

  • First train
    06:25
  • Last train
    23:14
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr
  • Distance
    297 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    20
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 56m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lyon to Olten by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Olten take around 4 hours, covering a distance of approximately 297 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Olten.

1. Are there direct trains from Lyon to Olten?

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

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Lyon to Olten 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 21 departures.

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

The Lyon to Olten train travel time is normally about 4 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Olten is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 06:25 and the last train is around 23:14. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 06:25, and the last at 20:38.

When to book Lyon to Olten 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 Lyon to Olten by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lyon and Olten?

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

  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercités
  • Lyria
  • TER
  • 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.