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    8hr 17m

Travelling from Lyon to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Cardiff take around 8 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 871 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Cardiff.

Are there direct trains from Lyon to Cardiff?

Journeys between Lyon and Cardiff usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Lyon to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 15 departures.

How long is the train journey from Lyon to Cardiff?

The Lyon to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Lyon to Cardiff train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 05:50 and the last train is around 17:34. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Lyon to Cardiff train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Lyon to Cardiff by train.

Which train companies operate between Lyon and Cardiff?

More than one train company operates on the route from Lyon to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • Eurostar
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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