Santander to Lyon by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    14hr 45m
  • Distance
    731 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    33hr 15m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Santander to Lyon by train

Fast trains from Santander to Lyon take around 14 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 731 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Santander and Lyon.

1. Are there direct trains from Santander to Lyon?

Journeys between Santander and Lyon usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 4 departures on the route from Santander 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 Santander to Lyon?

The Santander to Lyon train travel time is normally about 14 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lyon is usually scheduled to depart Santander around 07:05 and the last train is around 20:20. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Santander around 07:00, and the last at 20:20.

When to book Santander 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 Santander to Lyon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Santander and Lyon?

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

  • AVE
  • Alvia
  • FS100
  • Media Distancia
  • Regional Express
  • Renfe-SNCF
  • TGV
  • Trenhotel

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.