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Lyon to Erfurt by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 22m
  • Distance
    743 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    19hr 21m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lyon to Erfurt by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Erfurt take around 8 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 743 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Erfurt.

1. Are there direct trains from Lyon to Erfurt?

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

We usually find around 4 departures on the route from Lyon to Erfurt 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 5 departures.

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

The Lyon to Erfurt train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Erfurt is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 08:33 and the last train is around 12:04. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 08:30, and the last at 15:32.

When to book Lyon to Erfurt train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 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 Erfurt by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lyon and Erfurt?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • TGV

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.