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Train Information from Lyon to Cologne

distanceDistance246 miles (396 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Lyon to Cologne cover the 246 miles (396 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 2 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Cologne.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Lyon, France to Cologne, Italy?

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

The information above was last checked on 9/27/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Lyon and Cologne before traveling.

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

Return travel from Italy to France is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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

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

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

Last checked on 9/26/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Lyon from Cologne.

How far is it from Lyon to Cologne by train?
The distance to Cologne from Lyon by train is approximately 246 miles (396 km).
How long is the train ride from Lyon to Cologne?
On average the Lyon to Cologne train travel time is 7 h 2 min  for the 246 miles (396 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Lyon to Cologne depart from? Which Cologne train station do I come into from Lyon?

Omio customers book a train from Lyon Part Dieu   to Cologne   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Lyon to go to Cologne? Where is the train station in Cologne located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Lyon Part Dieu and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Cologne most often arrive at Cologne and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

How many train services are there from Lyon to Cologne a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Lyon to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

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