By Train from Köln / Cologne / Koeln (Germany) to Lyon (France) - Option 1: changing trains in Mannheim, and following the advice re: extending the connecting time between trains - hence the longer journey time

Journey Summary

Depart Köln / Cologne / Koeln (Germany)

Köln/Cologne Hbf

Arrive Lyon (France)

Lyon Part-Dieu
Journey Time
8hr 1min*
1 x connection per day

Change trains in: Mannheim

*The journey time is an hour longer than the journey you will be initially offered.

Set off from Koln/Cologne on the 12:55 train, which will be heading to Basel, and you'll have only 16mins in Mannheim to connect into the only direct train of the day on to Lyon.

So making that connection in time is a big gamble.

Hence our recommendation is to extend the journey time by an hour - the 'Ticketing Info' below explains how.

If you set off from Koln/Cologne at 11:55, on a train heading to Munchen, you'll then have more than an hour to make the connection in Mannheim.

Train 1

  • Depart: Köln / Cologne / Koeln (Germany)
  • Arrive: Mannheim (Germany)
  • Journey time: 1hr 28 min

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Train 2

  • Depart: Mannheim (Germany)
  • Arrive: Frankfurt (Main) (Germany)
  • Journey time: 5hr 17min (approx)

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Ticket information

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