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Lyon to Rotterdam by train

  • First train
    05:50
  • Last train
    17:34
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 2m
  • Distance
    693 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 38m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lyon to Rotterdam by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Rotterdam take around 5 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 693 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Rotterdam.

1. Are there direct trains from Lyon to Rotterdam?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Lyon to Rotterdam 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 15 departures.

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

The Lyon to Rotterdam train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Rotterdam is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 05:50 and the last train is around 17:34. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 05:50, and the last at 22:34.

When to book Lyon to Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lyon and Rotterdam?

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

  • Eurostar
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercités
  • TGV
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Rotterdam to Lyon by train

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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.