The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Amsterdam to Lyon is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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5 h 59 m
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Of the 3 trains that leave Amsterdam for Lyon every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||456 miles (736 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 59 min|
|Average train ticket price||$220 (€200)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Train companies||Thalys, SNCB | IC or Eurostar|
Trains from Amsterdam to Lyon cover the 456 miles (736 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 59 min with our travel partners like Thalys, SNCB | IC or Eurostar. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $220 (€200), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $220 (€200). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.
Buy your official Thalys and Eurostar train tickets from Amsterdam to Lyon from $220 (€200) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Amsterdam and Lyon with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Find the perfect Thalys train between Amsterdam and Lyon for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Thalys train schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Amsterdam to Lyon. You can also check relevant travel information for the Thalys train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Thalys train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 456 miles (736 km) on this journey and your Thalys Amsterdam to Lyon train ticket can cost as little as $220 (€200) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Thalys tickets to Lyon from Amsterdam in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Thalys train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!
Amsterdam to Lyon train information with Thalys:
Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from Amsterdam to Lyon in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train from Amsterdam to Lyon, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).
Catching the train is a great way to travel from Amsterdam to Lyon. There are no direct services between the cities, but 20-25 viable indirect services depart every day, and with a journey time of 6-8 hours, they can be a suitable way to travel. Changes will be required, usually in Paris.
Trains from Amsterdam to Lyon are provided by Eurostar, SNCF, InOui, and Thalys. A mixture of these companies will be required for most trips.
Journey times for trains to Lyon from Amsterdam vary. Generally, trains will take 6-8 hours to reach Lyon Part Dieu station, with a change in Paris. However, many indirect services take longer than that, so factor that in when searching for tickets.
Travelers won't lack for options when traveling from Amsterdam to Lyon. There are 20-25 indirect services every day with journey times between 6-8 hours, and many others that don't take much longer.
Departure train station: Trains to Lyon from Amsterdam depart from Amsterdam Centraal. Getting there is easy. Just hop on any of Amsterdam's Metro lines, as they converge at the central station. Walking, taking trams, or even cycling is possible from the center of town. Additionally, high-speed trains run to the station from Schiphol Airport, and take 15-17 minutes. Travelers should remember that a change is needed, usually in Paris. This will require a transfer from the Gare du Nord to the Gare de Lyon. Leave 20-25 for the Metro journey to be sure of making connections.
Arrival train station: All trains from Amsterdam will arrive at Lyon's Part Dieu station, which is located in the northwest part of the city center. Part Dieu is on the Lyon Metro, which is definitely the fastest and most convenient way to reach central hotels and attractions. Those heading on to southern destinations can transfer to Perrache Station via the Metro, which takes 20 minutes. Rhonexpress buses also connect Part Dieu with Lyon Airport. Leave 25-30 minutes to reach the departure terminals, and make allowances for traffic at peak times.
Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lyon, France by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Lyon from Amsterdam before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lyon to Amsterdam is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
What are the requirements?
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/17/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Amsterdam from Lyon here.
Some of the Amsterdam train stations to Lyon you can start your journey from include Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Amstel. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Lyon include Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu, Gare Routière.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving in Lyon Part Dieu.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Amsterdam Centraal, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center of Amsterdam.
The most popular arrival train station, Lyon Part Dieu, is located 2 miles (3.3 km) away from the city center of Lyon.
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