Lyon to Edinburgh by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:31
  • Last train
    17:34
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    10hr 3m

Travelling from Lyon to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Edinburgh take around 10 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,272 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Edinburgh.

Are there direct trains from Lyon to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Lyon to Edinburgh 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 16 departures.

How long is the train journey from Lyon to Edinburgh?

The Lyon to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Lyon to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 05:50 and the last train is around 17:34. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 05:31, and the last at 18:50.

When to book Lyon to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh by train.

Which train companies operate between Lyon and Edinburgh?

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

  • East Coast
  • Eurostar
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional
  • Virgin Trains

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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