Reading to Lyon by train

  • First train
    04:12
  • Last train
    00:20
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 44m
  • Distance
    771 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    42
  • Avg. journey time
    14hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Reading to Lyon by train

Fast trains from Reading to Lyon take around 6 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 771 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Lyon.

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Lyon?

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

We usually find around 47 departures on the route from Reading 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 38 departures.

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

The Reading to Lyon train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lyon is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 04:34 and the last train is around 20:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:12, and the last at 00:20.

When to book Reading 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 Reading to Lyon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Lyon?

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

  • Eurostar
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • TER
  • TGV
  • UK Rail Connections

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.