SAINT PETERSBURG TO LYON BY TRAIN

Travel from Saint Petersburg (Russia) to Lyon (France) by train (2301 km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

To travel by train from Saint Petersburg in Russia to Lyon in France you can either split your trip or use the direct night train from Moscow to France (arrival in Paris or Nice). To Moscow you have good connections from several places in Russia. Buy your tickets via the given links.

There are two main routes. Compare them and decide which one feeds your needs best.

1 Saint Petersburg (Russia) - Lyon (France) 2 Saint Petersburg (Russia) - Moscow (Russia) - Warsaw (Poland) - Berlin (Germany) - Lyon (France)

2301 km

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1 Saint Petersburg (Russia) - Lyon (France)
1A Travelling from Saint Petersburg (Russia) to Lyon (France)
Tow direct long-distance night trains connect Russia with France. One from Moscow via Germany and Strasbourg to Paris. A second one from Moscow via Austria and Italy to Nice. They do not run daily.
Read our detailed blog post to get an impression about this famous adventure (Paris-Moscow).
Please buy your ticket for the night trains via the given links. Also for travelling from other destinations in Russia to Moscow (a second ticket).
For a connection inside France from the arrival station of the night train to your destination, use the booking link of Trainline to find special prices.
Buy your ticket from Saint Petersburg to Lyon here.
The following links could be interesting for you.
TRAIN TYPES: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Ж - F - Fast Train (Ж)

NIGHT TRAINS: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 23J/452 Moscow - Paris / EN 17B/409 Moscow - Nice / EN 453/24J Paris - Moscow / EN 408/18B Nice - Moscow

SEARCH FOR TRAIN TIMES HERE: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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2 Saint Petersburg (Russia) - Moscow (Russia) - Warsaw (Poland) - Berlin (Germany) - Lyon (France)
The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.
2A Travelling from Saint Petersburg to Moscow (Russia)
To travel in Russia by train, buy your ticket online via one of the given booking links. There you find exact schedules and ticket prices. The price depends on the type of train and the time you travel and can vary a lot. For most trains you can chose your seat if you book online. And it is the easiest way if you do not speak the Russian language. Good to know: in Russia you will find very interesting long-distance trains, travelling overnight. They usually offer: 1st class sleeper with 2-berth compartments, 2nd class Kupé with 4-berth compartments and 3rd class Platskartny with open-plan dormitory cars.
Buy your ticket from Saint Petersburg to Moscow here.
The following links could be interesting for you.
TRAIN TYPES: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Ж - F - Fast Train (Ж)

NIGHT TRAINS: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 23J/452 Moscow - Paris / 020 Moscow - Beijing / 32A Moscow - Helsinki / EN 17B/409 Moscow - Nice / EN 21E/404 Moscow - Prague / EN 9S Moscow - Warsaw

BUS: Bus connections that might be helpful.
Saint Petersburg - Tallinn

2B Travelling from Moscow (Russia) to Warsaw (Poland)
To travel by train from Russia to Poland, you have several direct trains. For schedules and ticket prices, please use the given booking links.
Buy your ticket from Moscow to Warsaw here.
The following links could be interesting for you.
TRAIN TYPES: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Ж - F - Fast Train (Ж)

NIGHT TRAINS: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 23J/452 Moscow - Paris / EN 9S Moscow - Warsaw / EN 13M/440 Moscow - Berlin

SEARCH FOR TRAIN TIMES HERE: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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2C Travelling from Warsaw (Poland) to Berlin (Germany)
To travel from Warsaw to Berlin by train, buy a "Sparpreis Europa" saver ticket of German railways Deutsche Bahn. The ticket price starts from 29 Euro. The journey time is about 6:30. There are at least four direct connections per day by the Berlin-Warszawa-Express.
Please check for ticket prices and schedules via one of our booking links as they depend on your travel date.
Buy your ticket from Warsaw to Berlin here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.


The following links could be interesting for you.
TRAIN TYPES: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Berlin Warszawa Express (BWE) / Twoje Linie Kolejowe (TLK)

SEARCH FOR TRAIN TIMES HERE: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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2D Travelling from Berlin (Germany) to Lyon (France)
To travel from Germany to France by train, use a route either via Cologne to Lille/Paris by Thalys train. Or from Frankfurt or Stuttgart via Saarbrücken/Strasbourg to Paris by TGV/ICE. There is also a direct train from Frankfurt in direction of Marseille. Please use the given booking links to find schedules and ticket prices. Prices are usually the same, but sometimes vary slightly.

If you want to use a night train, have a look at the Russian night train Moscow to Paris (enter in Berlin). A very nice experience and high quality, but does not run daily!

The Europe Special price of Deutsche Bahn (German railways) is available from EUR 39. As earlier you book, as cheaper the ticket prices are.
Buy your ticket from Berlin to Lyon here.
The following links could be interesting for you.
TRAIN TYPES: Train types you are likely to travel with.
ICE Alleo Germany - France (ICE Alleo) / TGV Alleo France - Germany (TGV Alleo) / THALYS (THY)

NIGHT TRAINS: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 23J/452 Moscow - Paris

SEARCH FOR TRAIN TIMES HERE: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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