Trains from Paris to Lyon

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The cheapest Trains

from Paris
to Lyon

Cheapest

$56

Average

$124

Showing times and prices for May 24

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

The average ticket from Paris to Lyon will cost around $ 124 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 56.

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07:37Gare de Paris Bercy 11h 51m 19:28Lyon Vaise
$56
1One-way
$561One-way
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07:37Gare de Paris Bercy 10h 51m 18:28Lyon Vaise
$56
1One-way
$561One-way
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13:33Gare de Paris Bercy 5h 55m 19:28Lyon Vaise
$56
1One-way
$561One-way
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07:37Gare de Paris Bercy 5h 51m 13:28Lyon Vaise
$56
1One-way
$561One-way
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07:37Gare de Paris Bercy 15h 14m 22:51Lyon Part Dieu
$57
1One-way
$571One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Fri
May 24
$65SNCF | TGV INOUI
$28Eurolines France
$187Vueling
Sat
May 25
$76SNCF | TER
$17Eurolines Switzerland
$151Air France
Sun
May 26
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$22Eurolines France
$199Vueling
Mon
May 27
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Eurolines Switzerland
$176Vueling
Tue
May 28
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Ouibus
$140Air France
Wed
May 29
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$41Ouibus
$183HOP!
Thu
May 30
$76SNCF | TER
$29Eurolines Switzerland
$140Air France
Fri
May 31
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Flixbus
$187Vueling
Sat
Jun 1
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Ouibus
$213Air Algerie
Sun
Jun 2
$60SNCF | TGV INOUI
$29Ouibus
$199Vueling
Mon
Jun 3
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Eurolines Switzerland
$140Air France
Tue
Jun 4
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$6Flixbus
$138Air France
Wed
Jun 5
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Eurolines France
$126Vueling
Thu
Jun 6
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Eurolines France
$114Vueling
Fri
Jun 7
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$29Eurolines Switzerland
$138Air France
Sat
Jun 8
$74SNCF | TGV INOUI
$22Ouibus
$234Vueling
Sun
Jun 9
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Ouibus
$149Air France
Mon
Jun 10
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Ouibus
$305Air Corsica
Tue
Jun 11
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Eurolines France
$138Air France
Wed
Jun 12
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$6Flixbus
$108Vueling

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The fastest trains

from Paris
to Lyon

Fastest Journey

1h 57m

Average

7h 43m

train per day

212

Distance

393 km

Showing times and prices for May 24

Of the 212 trains that leave Paris for Lyon every day 23 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 393 km distance in an average of 7h 43m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1h 57m .

The slowest trains will take 17h 1m 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.

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07:29Paris Gare de Lyon1h 57m 09:26Lyon Part Dieu
$113
1One-way
$1131One-way
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08:59Paris Gare de Lyon1h 57m 10:56Lyon Part Dieu
$113
1One-way
$1131One-way
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21:59Paris Gare de Lyon1h 57m 23:56Lyon Part Dieu
$97
1One-way
$971One-way
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06:59Paris Gare de Lyon1h 57m 08:56Lyon Part Dieu
$113
1One-way
$1131One-way
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06:29Paris Gare de Lyon1h 57m 08:26Lyon Part Dieu
$113
1One-way
$1131One-way
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Journey Summary

Paris to Lyon Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 18 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $50
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

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Sat, May 25
Train
SNCF | TER
13:335h 11m18:44
ParisLyon
Fastest Trains from Paris to Lyon
Sun, May 26
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
19:591h 57m21:56
ParisLyon
Fri, May 31
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
07:591h 57m09:56
ParisLyon
Sat, Jun 1
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
04:591h 57m06:56
ParisLyon
Return Train Tickets for Lyon to Paris
Sat, May 25
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
18:342h 2m20:36
LyonParis
Sun, May 26
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
05:342h07:34
LyonParis
Mon, May 27
Train
SNCF | TGV INOUI
19:042h 3m21:07
LyonParis
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Paris
Lyon
TrainGare Saint-Lazare

Amenities

TrainParis Gare Montparnasse

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TrainParis Gare d'Austerlitz

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TrainParis Gare de Lyon

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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

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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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