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Train
Bus
Flight
Tue
Jul 23
$77SNCF | TER
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Wed
Jul 24
$77SNCF | TER
$22Flixbus
$140HOP!
Thu
Jul 25
$56SNCF | TGV INOUI
$22Flixbus
$142Air France
Fri
Jul 26
$53SNCF | TGV INOUI
$29Flixbus
$152Air France
Sat
Jul 27
$75SNCF | TGV INOUI
$22Bla Bla Bus
$151HOP!
Sun
Jul 28
$61SNCF | TGV INOUI
$22Flixbus
$140HOP!
Mon
Jul 29
$53SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Flixbus
$140HOP!
Tue
Jul 30
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Bla Bla Bus
$140HOP!
Wed
Jul 31
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$22Ouibus
$152Air France
Thu
Aug 1
$53SNCF | TGV INOUI
$22Eurolines Switzerland
$140HOP!
Fri
Aug 2
$53SNCF | TGV INOUI
$22Bla Bla Bus
$140HOP!
Sat
Aug 3
$53SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Bla Bla Bus
$474Air Corsica
Sun
Aug 4
$53SNCF | TGV INOUI
$21Bla Bla Bus
$140HOP!
Mon
Aug 5
$53SNCF | TGV INOUI
$22Ouibus
$140HOP!
Tue
Aug 6
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Ouibus
$151HOP!
Wed
Aug 7
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Flixbus
$140HOP!
Thu
Aug 8
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Ouibus
$140HOP!
Fri
Aug 9
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Bla Bla Bus
$151HOP!
Sat
Aug 10
$36SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Ouibus
$142Air France
Sun
Aug 11
$53SNCF | TGV INOUI
$22Bla Bla Bus
$260Vueling
Mon
Aug 12
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Ouibus
$140HOP!

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Journey Summary

Paris to Lyon Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 7 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $47
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.

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Best fares for trains from Paris to Lyon

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This month
Next Month
Fri, Jul 26
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
03:502h 6m05:56
ParisLyon
Sat, Jul 27
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
17:582h 7m20:05
ParisLyon
Fastest Trains from Paris to Lyon
Sun, Jul 28
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
19:591h 57m21:56
ParisLyon
Sun, Aug 4
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
19:591h 57m21:56
ParisLyon
Fri, Aug 16
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
04:591h 57m06:56
ParisLyon
Return Train Tickets for Lyon to Paris
Thu, Jul 25
Train
SNCF | TER
15:165h 11m20:27
LyonParis
Fri, Jul 26
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
20:042h 4m22:08
LyonParis
Sat, Jul 27
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
18:342h 3m20:37
LyonParis

Stations

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

Amenities

TrainParis Gare Montparnasse

Amenities

TrainParis Gare d'Austerlitz

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TrainParis Gare de Lyon

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines 1, 14
Bus lines 29, 57, 61, 91, 20, 24, 63, 65, 87
Suburban train lines RER A, D
TrainParis Gare de l'Est

Amenities

TrainParis Gare du Nord

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines 4, 5
Suburban train lines RER B, D
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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