Trains from Paris to Lyon

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The cheapest trains

from Paris
to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Sep 16

Cheapest

$76

Average

$76

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Paris to Lyon will cost around $ 76 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 76.

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13:33Gare de Paris Bercy 5h11 18:44Lyon Part Dieu
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$761One-way
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07:37Gare de Paris Bercy 5h07 12:44Lyon Part Dieu
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$761One-way
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15:33Gare de Paris Bercy 5h11 20:44Lyon Part Dieu
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$761One-way
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09:21Gare de Paris Bercy 5h23 14:44Lyon Part Dieu
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$761One-way
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17:27Gare de Paris Bercy 5h24 22:51Lyon Part Dieu
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$761One-way

Train Times

Paris to Lyon

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07:37Gare de Paris Bercy 5h07 12:44Lyon Part Dieu
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09:21Gare de Paris Bercy 5h23 14:44Lyon Part Dieu
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13:33Gare de Paris Bercy 5h11 18:44Lyon Part Dieu
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15:33Gare de Paris Bercy 5h11 20:44Lyon Part Dieu
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17:27Gare de Paris Bercy 5h24 22:51Lyon Part Dieu
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
Sep 16
$70SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Bla Bla Bus
$140Air France
Tue
Sep 17
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Bla Bla Bus
$140Air France
Wed
Sep 18
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$6Bla Bla Bus
$140Air France
Thu
Sep 19
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Bla Bla Bus
$140Air France
Fri
Sep 20
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Bla Bla Bus
$140Air France
Sat
Sep 21
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Eurolines Switzerland
$139British Airways
Sun
Sep 22
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Eurolines France
$138HOP!
Mon
Sep 23
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$6Bla Bla Bus
$129Vueling
Tue
Sep 24
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$6Bla Bla Bus
$140Air France
Wed
Sep 25
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
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Thu
Sep 26
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
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Fri
Sep 27
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$6Flixbus
$176Vueling
Sat
Sep 28
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$6Bla Bla Bus
$140Air France
Sun
Sep 29
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Bla Bla Bus
$138HOP!
Mon
Sep 30
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$6Bla Bla Bus
$140Air France
Tue
Oct 1
$36SNCF | TGV INOUI
$6Bla Bla Bus
$140Air France
Wed
Oct 2
$44SNCF | TGV INOUI
$1Bla Bla Bus
$140Air France
Thu
Oct 3
$44SNCF | TGV INOUI
$1Bla Bla Bus
$106Vueling
Fri
Oct 4
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$6Bla Bla Bus
$140Air France
Sat
Oct 5
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$1Bla Bla Bus
$139British Airways

The fastest trains

from Paris
to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Sep 16

Fastest Journey

5 h 7 m

Average

5 h 15 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

393 km

Of the 5 train that leave Paris for Lyon every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 393 km distance in an average of 5 h 15 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 5 h 7 m .

The slowest train will take 5 h 24 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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07:37Gare de Paris Bercy 5h07 12:44Lyon Part Dieu
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$761One-way
2nd Fastest
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13:33Gare de Paris Bercy 5h11 18:44Lyon Part Dieu
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$761One-way
2nd Fastest
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15:33Gare de Paris Bercy 5h11 20:44Lyon Part Dieu
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$761One-way
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09:21Gare de Paris Bercy 5h23 14:44Lyon Part Dieu
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$761One-way
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17:27Gare de Paris Bercy 5h24 22:51Lyon Part Dieu
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$761One-way

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Journey Summary

Paris to Lyon Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 11 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $46
Trains depart from:Paris
Trains arrive in:Lyon
Distance:393 km
TrainTrain Companies:SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI

Trains from Paris to Lyon

Trains in France are an effective way to travel between cities, with SNCF offering domestic and international train routes. Direct trains from Paris to Lyon arrive at Lyon Part Dieu and take approximately 2 hours on the TGV high-speed train line or 5 hours on the regional SNCF TER trains. On weekdays the first train departs Paris early morning with at least one every hour until mid-evening. On Saturdays and Sundays, the earliest trains depart slightly later in the morning and then at least once per hour throughout the day.

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Paris to Lyon Train Cost

Average prices for SNCF Trains from Paris to Lyon when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€102

1 Day in Advance

€101

1 Week in Advance

€99

2 Weeks in Advance

€85

1 Month in Advance

€80

3 Months in Advance

€55

Paris to Lyon Trains: General Information


Travelers can offset some of cost of SNCF Paris to Lyon train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.


  • autobus All Paris to Lyon trains are run by SNCF.
  • autobus Some trains are direct while others may involve transfers at Brussels and/or Rotterdam. All trains depart from either Paris' Gare du Lyon or Bercy train station and arrive at Lyon's Part Dieu train station.
  • autobus The Paris to Lyon train journey takes as little as 1 hour and 57 minutes to arrive in Lyon.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Paris to Lyon train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Paris to Lyon trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 1% cheaper to book a Paris to Lyon train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 3% cheaper to book a Paris to Lyon train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, Paris to Lyon train costs are 22% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Paris

Trains for Lyon depart from either Paris Bercy or Paris Gare du Lyon. High-speed TGV services depart form Paris Gare du Lyon, a major Parisian train terminus for services to eastern and southern France located to the southeast of the city in the 12th arrondissement. The station is connected to the rest of Paris via the metro system on Lines 1 and 5. From the very central areas of Paris such as Chatelet, metro journeys are just a few minutes to Gare du Lyon. Paris Bercy is also found in the southeast of the city, one stop on from Gare du Lyon on Line 14. The metro operates from 5:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. and after this time there are taxi services available from anywhere in central Paris.

Getting into Lyon by Train

As the gastronomic capital of France, some say Lyon is the most quintessentially 'French' city in the country. With a UNESCO-protected center and many famous landmarks including Fourviere Hill and the Renaissance Vieux Lyon district, the city is an endlessly fascinating place to visit. Trains from Paris arrive at Lyon Part Dieu, the city's dedicated TGV station located to the east of the city center. The station is easily connected to the rest of Lyon via the Metro Line B or tram services T1, T3, and T4. Public transport in Lyon runs until midnight and after this time taxis are available from the railway station.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Paris
Lyon
TrainGare Saint-Lazare

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TrainParis Gare Montparnasse

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TrainParis Gare d'Austerlitz

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TrainParis Gare de Lyon

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
TrainParis Gare de l'Est

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TrainParis Gare du Nord

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