The view of Torino Porta Susa station from the  Piazza XVIII Decembre

Lyon to Torino / Turin by train

How to take a train journey from Lyon to Torino / Turin

Take the fabulous rail journey from Lyon to beautiful Torino/Turin, which involves a passage through the Alps.

Trenitalia has introduced its ultra smart Frecciarossa 1000 trains to this route and they have in effect replaced the TGV trains when travelling city centre to city centre.



From Lyon Part-Dieu to Torino Porta Susa

Travel Information

These daily direct trains are usually scheduled to depart daily at 09:26 and 17:20.

Final Destination: Milano-Centrale

2 x trains per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings usually open: around 4 months ahead of the travel date.

Frecciarossa 1000 trains on the domestic routes within Italy convey 4 classes of accommodation, but the Standard Premier service is not available on this international route.
Also 'Allegro' has been introduced as the branding for the Standard and Business Class, SMTJ isn't certain as to the reason for this, other than to make a distinction with the tickets on the domestic routes.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trenitalia *

Trenitalia Guide

Trenitlalia is the national rail operator in Italy and in addition to its cheaper types of ticket; it also typically offers other discounts available to non-Italians, which include:

  • Group Offers, provides for a discount of up to 50% when 3-5 Adults travel together.
  • Family Offer for when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 11 and under.
  • The Children Free Offer is available for journeys by Frecce trains, when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 15 and under.
    Those aged 15 and under travel for free, but the Adults will need to purchase full price 'Base' tickets.
Trainline *

Trainline Guide

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLandscape (Hills / Mountains)Not High Speed

Good to Know

There is also usually a daily TGV train from Lyon to Torino/Turin, but it departs from Saint-Exupery station which is located outside the city at Lyon's airport, the train is scheduled to depart from there at 16:38.

Journey description:

This train travels through The Alps on either side of the France/Italy border - as it follows the Mont-Cenis route.

The best of the views are from the left of the train, when facing the direction of travel, so hope that your assigned seat(s) is on that side of the train.

Passing the Lac D'Auiguebelette on the way to Chambery Passing the Lac D'Auiguebelette on the way to Chambery
Heading south towards Modane Heading south towards Modane
Arriving in Modane Arriving in Modane
Descending from the Mont Cenis Tunnel Descending from the Mont Cenis Tunnel
The view from the left as the train races through Chiomonte station The view from the left as the train races through Chiomonte station
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