Lyon to Santiago de Compostela by train

  • First train
    06:41
  • Last train
    22:14
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    16hr 53m
  • Distance
    1,112 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    10
  • Avg. journey time
    30hr 39m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela take around 16 hours and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,112 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Santiago de Compostela.

1. Are there direct trains from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela?

Journeys between Lyon and Santiago de Compostela usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 10 departures on the route from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 12 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela?

The Lyon to Santiago de Compostela train travel time is normally about 16 hours and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Lyon to Santiago de Compostela train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Santiago de Compostela is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 07:02 and the last train is around 21:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 06:41, and the last at 22:14.

When to book Lyon to Santiago de Compostela train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 and a half 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 Santiago de Compostela by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lyon and Santiago de Compostela?

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

  • AVE
  • Alvia
  • Avant
  • FS100
  • Regional
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional
  • Trenhotel

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

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