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Overview: Train from Cologne to Lyon

distanceDistance246 miles (396 km)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day

Trains from Cologne to Lyon cover the 246 miles (396 km) long route taking on average 8 h 22 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Cologne and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Cologne and Lyon?

Travel between Cologne, Italy and Lyon, France by train is: Partially open.

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

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

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

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 1/19/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Cologne and Lyon before traveling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Lyon, France to Cologne, Italy?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lyon to Cologne is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Italy from France?

Reentry to Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

What are the requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Italy?

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

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

Last checked on 1/18/22. 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 Cologne from Lyon here.

How far is Lyon from Cologne by train?

The distance to Lyon from Cologne by train is approximately 246 miles (396 km).

How long is the train from Cologne to Lyon?

On average the Cologne to Lyon train travel time is 8 h 22 min  for the 246 miles (396 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What station does the train from Cologne to Lyon depart from? Which Lyon train station do I come into from Cologne?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Cologne   and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Lyon?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne, which is located around 0.4 miles (707 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Lyon Part Dieu, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city center.

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

The average number of trains departing Cologne for Lyon is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Lyon
The major railway station for departures from Cologne is Cologne. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cologne for your journey from Cologne to Lyon.

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