By Train from Köln / Cologne / Koeln (Germany) to Lyon (France) - Option 2: changing trains in Bruxelles - and a good option if you want to depart before 10:00, but it can be more expensive

Journey Summary

Depart Köln / Cologne / Koeln (Germany)

Köln/Cologne Hbf

Arrive Lyon (France)

Lyon Part-Dieu
Journey Time
6hr 17min (approx)
2 or 3* x optimum connections per day

*Depart Koln daily at 07:42 and 09:43

Additional connection departs Friday and Sunday only at 16:41.

Change trains in: Bruxelles/Brussels

Look up a Koln to Lyon train journey and you will see a myriad of options - many of which involve travelling via Paris.

Travelling via Paris can be cheaper, but it also includes the transfer between stations across Paris.

The ticks in the box for the journey options with a time of 6hr 17min - 6hr 19min are:

(i) it's fastest
(ii) you can connect in Bruxelles and avoid the transfer across Paris
(iii) the time to make the transfer between trains at Midi station is around 40-45mins, so catching the train on to Lyon shouldn't be a problem.

Though if you want to set off from Koln/Cologne around midday, then travelling via Lyon becomes the better route option.

Train 1

  • Depart: Köln / Cologne / Koeln (Germany)
  • Arrive: Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)
  • Journey time: 1hr 51min

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Train 2

  • Depart: Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)
  • Arrive: Lyon (France)
  • Journey time: from 3hr 43min

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