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Overview: Train from Amsterdam to Lyon

distanceDistance456 miles (736 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesThalys, SNCB | IC or Eurostar

Trains from Amsterdam to Lyon cover the 456 miles (736 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 23 min with our travel partners like Thalys, SNCB | IC or Eurostar. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

Train providers: Thalys and Eurostar from Amsterdam to Lyon trains

Travel between Amsterdam and Lyon on Thalys and Eurostar trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.


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 between Amsterdam and 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).

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Eurostar when booking your train tickets to Lyon from Amsterdam due to the coronavirus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • If passengers have an upcoming booking and are unable to or would rather not travel, there is a possibility to postpone their trip and claim an eVoucher. The eVoucher allows passengers to make a new booking within 12 months of the initial booking for travel until late 2021.

    Trains from Amsterdam to Lyon

    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.

    Which train companies travel from Amsterdam to Lyon?

    Trains from Amsterdam to Lyon are provided by Eurostar, SNCF, InOui, and Thalys. A mixture of these companies will be required for most trips.

    How long is the train from Amsterdam to Lyon?

    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.

    How many trains are there from Amsterdam to Lyon?

    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.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Amsterdam to Lyon?

    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 Tips: Trains from Amsterdam to Lyon

    Travel by train to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Lyon.

    Is travel by train currently allowed from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Lyon, France?

    Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lyon, France by train is: Partially open.

    What is the status of international entry into France from Netherlands?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Amsterdam?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required
    • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

    What are the safety rules to follow in Lyon, France?

    When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 1/22/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Amsterdam to Lyon before traveling.

    What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Lyon, France?

    Return travel from France to Netherlands is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Amsterdam from Lyon?

    Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Lyon?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
    • Health declaration required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

    The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    Last checked on 1/20/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Amsterdam from Lyon.

    What is the distance between Amsterdam and Lyon by train?

    You should expect to travel around 456 miles (736 km)  between Amsterdam and Lyon by train.

    How long is the train ride to Lyon from Amsterdam?

    The Amsterdam to Lyon train duration is on average 7 h 23 min, which is to be expected when traveling 456 miles (736 km) from Amsterdam to Lyon. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    What train station in Amsterdam goes to Lyon? What train station do I come into Lyon from Amsterdam?

    When taking a train from Amsterdam, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. When you arrive in Lyon, your train can arrive in train stations including Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu, Gare routière.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Amsterdam Centraal   to Lyon Part Dieu.

    Where do I find the Amsterdam train station to Lyon? Where is the Lyon train station?

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Amsterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0.6 miles (916 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Lyon most often arrive at Lyon Part Dieu and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from this train station to the city center.

    Which train providers can take me between Amsterdam and Lyon?

    If you're looking for trains from Amsterdam to Lyon, you can rely on Thalys, SNCB | IC or Eurostar to get you to Lyon. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Amsterdam to Lyon trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many train services are there to Lyon from Amsterdam a day?

    The average number of trains departing Amsterdam for Lyon is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    When is the earliest train from Amsterdam to Lyon? When is the last train from Amsterdam to Lyon?

    You can take the earliest train from Amsterdam to Lyon at 5: 15 PM   or take the last train from Amsterdam to Lyon leaving at 5: 15 PM. Look for the latest Amsterdam to Lyon train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Amsterdam Centraal is the most popular Amsterdam railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Amsterdam for your trip to Lyon.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +31 302357822
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 20: 59
    Public transit options for Amsterdam Centraal
    Metro lines: 51, 53, 54, 52
    Tram lines: 2, 12, 4, 14, 13, 24, 17, 26
    Ferry lines: 901, 906, 902, 907, 905
    Bus lines: GVB 18, 21, 22, 48, 248, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 293, Connexxion 391, 394, N57, N47, N91, N94, EBS 305, 306, 314, 316, N01, N04, N10, N14
    Train lines: Intercity, Intercity Express, Sprinter, Nightjet