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23 Oct
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Train Information between Lyon and Essen

distanceDistance405 miles (654 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price£124 (€141)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection, TGV or Thalys

Trains from Lyon to Essen cover the 405 miles (654 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 26 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £82, but the average price of train tickets is £124. Travellers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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Travel with Thalys from Lyon to Essen

Thalys trains will get you from Lyon to Essen from £82. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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Find cheap tickets for Thalys trains from Lyon to Essen 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 Essen train timetable from Thalys, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 405 miles (654 km) route between Lyon and Essen, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Lyon to Essen 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 Essen from Lyon and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train from Lyon to Essen with Thalys!

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

  • 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 Essen
Travel by train to Essen 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 Essen.
FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Lyon to Essen?

Travel between Lyon, France and Essen, 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 Essen, 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 21/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Lyon to Essen before travelling.

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

The restriction level for your return train to Lyon, France from Essen is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Lyon from Essen restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 21/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Lyon from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap trains from Lyon to Essen cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Essen from Lyon for the next 7 days starting from £82  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Lyon to Essen?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Lyon and Essen is £124  one way.
What is the distance to Essen from Lyon via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Lyon and Essen via train to be approximately 405 miles (654 km).
How long is the train to Essen from Lyon?
While the time it takes to travel 405 miles (654 km) to Essen from Lyon can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Lyon to Essen is on average 8 h 26 min.
Which train station from Lyon to Essen do I depart from? Which Essen train station from Lyon do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Lyon, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière. When you arrive in Essen, your train can arrive in train stations including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Lyon Part Dieu   to Essen Hbf.

Where is the Lyon train station located? Where is the Essen train station located?

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

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

Which train companies can get me from Lyon to Essen?
For the best Lyon to Essen train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV or Thalys. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Lyon to Essen to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there to Essen from Lyon?
The average number of trains departing Lyon for Essen is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Lyon to Essen? What time is the last train from Lyon to Essen?
The earliest train departing from Lyon to Essen leaves at 08: 04. The last train departing from Lyon to Essen leaves at 08: 04. You can find the latest Lyon to Essen train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets to Essen from Lyon to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Essen from Lyon within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £124 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Lyon to Essen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lyon
Essen
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 Essen.
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

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