Lyon to Manchester by train

  • First train
    05:48
  • Last train
    17:34
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 49m
  • Distance
    1,004 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    23
  • Avg. journey time
    10hr 21m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Lyon to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Manchester take around 7 hours and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,004 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Lyon to Manchester?

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

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Lyon to Manchester 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 21 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Lyon to Manchester?

The Lyon to Manchester train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Lyon to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 05:48 and the last train is around 17:34. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 05:50, and the last at 19:08.

When to book Lyon to Manchester 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 Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lyon and Manchester?

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

  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Eurostar
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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 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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