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Train Information between Milan and Lyon

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV or SNCF | TGV

Trains from Milan to Lyon cover the 210 miles (339 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 10 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TGV. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

How to go from Milan to Lyon by train?

The Milan-Lyon train route is guaranteed by the high-speed TGV trains of the French railway company SNCF, which offer 4 daily connections with Milan-Lyon trains departing from Milano Centrale station, of which 2 with change at Chambery, one with change at Paris station and one with change at Geneva.

Milan Lyon train TGV

SNCF offers various TGV trains from Milan to Lyon. The connections take from 6 to 7 hours of time depending on the changes provided by the high speed TGV trains of SNCF. The first Milan-Lyon train leaves Milan at around 6:00 and the last one leaves at around 14:30.

Where does the Milan - Lyon train leave from and arrive?

Milan Lyon trains leave from Milano Porta Garibaldi station.
Milan Porta Garibaldi: can be reached by tram line number 33, the MM2 and MM5 underground lines and the NM3 night bus.

The TGV Milan-Lyon trains arrive at the station of Lyon Part Dieu.
The station of Lyon Part Dieu is served by:

  • The metro line B
  • T1, T3 and T4 tram lines.
  • Tramlines 5 and 14.
  • Numerous bus lines and the Rhonexpress shuttle that connects it with the centre and the airport of Lyon-Saint-Exupéry.

Train tickets from Milan to Lyon: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 45 €
2 weeks earlier 39 €15%
3 weeks earlier 41 €10%
1 month before 41 €10%
2 months earlier 44 €2%
3 months earlier 43 €5%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Milan - Lyon. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Milan - Lyon 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 10% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Milan - Lyon with 2 months in advance you save up to about 2% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 5%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

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Trains from Milan to Lyon
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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Milan, Italy to Lyon, France?

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

Can I enter France from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 placed under state quarantine

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

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/3/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Milan and Lyon as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Italy from Lyon, France?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lyon to Milan 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?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 Milan, 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 12/4/21. 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 Milan from Lyon here.

How far is Lyon from Milan by train?
The distance from Milan to Lyon by train is approximately 210 miles (339 km).
How long is the train ride to Lyon from Milan?
The train time between Milan and Lyon is on average 5 h 10 min  for the 210 miles (339 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Milan and Lyon by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Milan goes to Lyon? What train station do I come into Lyon from Milan?

When taking a train from Milan, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. 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 Milano Centrale   to Lyon Part Dieu.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Milano Centrale, located approximately 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city center of Milan. The most popular arrival train station in Lyon, called Lyon Part Dieu, is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from its city center.

Which train companies can take me to Lyon from Milan?
For the route from Milan to Lyon you can take a train with SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TGV. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Milan to Lyon on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains per day are there between Milan and Lyon?
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Milan to Lyon. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Lyon
Milano Centrale is the most popular Milan 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 Milan for your trip to Lyon.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 22: 20
Public transit options for Milano Centrale
Metro lines: M2 (green), M3 (yellow)
Tram lines: 1
Bus lines: 5, 9, 10, 42, 81, 87, 152, 728, N26, NM2, NM3, Air Bus, Orio Shuttle
Train lines: FR, FB, EC, Thello, XP2, R28, IC, ICN, RV, R, Regio, Italo
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
Public transit options for Milano Porta Garibaldi
Metro lines: M2, M5
Bus lines: 43, 56, 70, 94
Train lines: R21, R31, S1, S11, S2, S5, S7, S8