The cheapest trains from Lyon to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Cheapest

£143

Average

£160

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Lyon to Cologne will cost around £ 160 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 143.

Cheapest
10:04Lyon Part Dieu7h01 17:05Cologne Hbf
1 changes
£1431One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:34Lyon Part Dieu7h31 16:05Cologne Hbf
3 changes
£1771One-way

Timetable Lyon to Cologne

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08:34Lyon Part Dieu7h31 16:05Cologne Hbf
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10:04Lyon Part Dieu7h01 17:05Cologne Hbf
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Sat
16 Oct
£145Deutsche Bahn with connection
£60Flixbus
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Sun
17 Oct
£143Deutsche Bahn with connection
£54Flixbus
£291Lufthansa
Mon
18 Oct
£135Deutsche Bahn with connection
£41Flixbus
£464Lufthansa
Tue
19 Oct
£73Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£241Lufthansa
Wed
20 Oct
£64Deutsche Bahn with connection
£33BlaBlaCar Bus
£241Lufthansa
Thu
21 Oct
£89Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£279Lufthansa
Fri
22 Oct
£89Deutsche Bahn with connection
£39Flixbus
£396Lufthansa
Sat
23 Oct
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£30BlaBlaCar Bus
£396Lufthansa
Sun
24 Oct
£73Deutsche Bahn with connection
£33Flixbus
£198Lufthansa
Mon
25 Oct
£71Deutsche Bahn with connection
£30BlaBlaCar Bus
£340Lufthansa
Tue
26 Oct
£64Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£340Lufthansa
Wed
27 Oct
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£33BlaBlaCar Bus
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Thu
28 Oct
£71Deutsche Bahn with connection
£41BlaBlaCar Bus
£198Lufthansa
Fri
29 Oct
£64Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£228Austrian Airlines
Sat
30 Oct
£71Deutsche Bahn with connection
£39BlaBlaCar Bus
£291Air Dolomiti
Sun
31 Oct
£82Deutsche Bahn with connection
£50BlaBlaCar Bus
£198Air Dolomiti
Mon
1 Nov
£143Deutsche Bahn with connection
£46BlaBlaCar Bus
£340Air Dolomiti
Tue
2 Nov
£64Deutsche Bahn with connection
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
£340Air Dolomiti
Wed
3 Nov
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£24BlaBlaCar Bus
£155Air Dolomiti
Thu
4 Nov
£38Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£81Air Dolomiti
Fri
5 Nov
£60Deutsche Bahn with connection
£30BlaBlaCar Bus
£155Air Dolomiti

The fastest trains from Lyon to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Fastest Journey

7 h 1 m

Average

7 h 16 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

597 km

It's difficult to get from Lyon to Cologne without changing at least once.

Fastest
10:04Lyon Part Dieu7h01 17:05Cologne Hbf
1 changes
£1431One-way
2nd Fastest
08:34Lyon Part Dieu7h31 16:05Cologne Hbf
3 changes
£1771One-way

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Train Information between Lyon and Cologne

distanceDistance370 miles (597 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£115 (€131)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection, TGV or Thalys

Trains from Lyon to Cologne cover the 370 miles (597 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 1 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV or Thalys. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £115, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £64. Travellers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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Lyon to Cologne with Thalys

Buy your official Thalys train tickets from Lyon to Cologne from £64 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

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Find cheap tickets for Thalys trains between Lyon and Cologne on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Lyon to Cologne train timetable from Thalys, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 370 miles (597 km) journey between Lyon and Cologne, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains between Lyon and Cologne in the Omio app, you can check to see if the Thalys trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the Thalys train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Cologne from Lyon and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train from Lyon to Cologne with Thalys!

When purchasing your Thalys train tickets between Lyon and Cologne, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Travel Tips

Trains from Lyon to Cologne
Travel by train to Cologne 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 Lyon to Cologne.
FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Lyon and Cologne?

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

What is the status of international entry into Germany 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 Germany from Lyon?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

When travelling in Germany, 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 15/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Cologne from Lyon before travelling.

What restrictions are there on reentering France from Cologne, Germany?

Return travel from Germany 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 Germany

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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration 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 15/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Lyon from Cologne.

How much does a cheap train from Lyon to Cologne cost?
You can find a cheap train from Lyon to Cologne for some dates and times for as low as £64  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets between Lyon and Cologne?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Lyon to Cologne train price to come in at an average of £115  one way.
What is the distance between Lyon and Cologne via train?
You should expect to travel around 370 miles (597 km)  from Lyon to Cologne by train.
How long is the train journey between Lyon and Cologne?
The train time from Lyon to Cologne is on average 7 h 1 min  for the 370 miles (597 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Lyon to Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Lyon to Cologne, which train station in Lyon do I depart from and which train station in Cologne do I arrive in?

When departing from Lyon, you have various train station options to start your route from including Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your route in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

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

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Lyon to Cologne?
Take the Lyon to Cologne train with Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV or Thalys. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Lyon to Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
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.
What are the first and last departure train times from Lyon to Cologne?
You can take the first train from Lyon to Cologne at 06: 34   or take the last train from Lyon to Cologne leaving at 09: 34. Look for the latest Lyon Cologne train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I book train tickets from Lyon to Cologne to score the best deals?
If you buy Lyon to Cologne train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £115. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Lyon to Cologne. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lyon
Cologne
Lyon Part Dieu is the most popular Lyon railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Lyon for your journey to Cologne.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Wed: 05: 00 - 20: 45 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 45 | Thu - Sat: 05: 00 - 21: 45
Connections to/from station
Train lines: TGV, TGV Lyria, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER, Intercités, Eurostar, AVE
Bus lines: 2960, C2, C3, C6, C9
Tram lines: T4, K240, T3, K100
Metro lines: A, B, C, D
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 8, 31, 46, 49, 55, 60, 63, S1, C19, C21, C22
Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Intercités
Tram lines: 1, 2
Metro lines: A, B, C, D