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Journey Summary

Paris to Lyon Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
3 hours 38 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $55
Trains depart from:Paris
Trains arrive in:Lyon
Distance:393 km
Train 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.

Train tickets from Paris to Lyon: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 51 €
2 weeks earlier 48 €6%
3 weeks earlier 48 €6%
1 month before 39 €31%
2 months earlier 40 €28.%
3 months earlier 35 €46%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Paris - Lyon. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Paris - Lyon 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 6% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Paris - Lyon with 2 months in advance you save up to about 28% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 46%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from Paris to Lyon
Travel by train to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Lyon.
FAQs
How much are cheap trains from Paris to Lyon?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Lyon from Paris for as low as $57 (€45)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Lyon from Paris?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Lyon train price to come in at an average of $60 (€48)  one way.
What is the distance to Lyon from Paris by train?
You should expect to travel around 244 miles (393 km)  between Paris and Lyon by train.
How long is the train between Paris and Lyon?
On average the Paris to Lyon train time is 1 h 56 min  covering the 244 miles (393 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Paris to Lyon do I depart from? Which Lyon train station from Paris do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Paris to start your journey from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. In Lyon you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

Where do I find the Paris train station to Lyon? Where is the Lyon train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Paris.

The most popular arrival train station, Lyon Part Dieu, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Lyon.

Are there any nonstop train services from Paris to Lyon?
Yes, you can find a direct train from Paris to Lyon with SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV INOUI  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
When can I take the first train from Paris to Lyon? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the earliest train from Paris to Lyon at 5: 52 AM   or take the last train from Paris to Lyon leaving at 8: 00 PM. Look for the latest Paris to Lyon train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Paris to Lyon to get the best deals?
You can find trains from Paris to Lyon to cost on average $60 (€48) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Paris to Lyon train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Lyon
Gare Saint-Lazare
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Paris Gare Montparnasse
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Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
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Paris Gare de Lyon
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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.<br>Metro lines 1, 14<br>Bus lines 29, 57, 61, 91, 20, 24, 63, 65, 87<br>Suburban train lines RER A, D
Paris Gare de l'Est
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Paris Gare du Nord
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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.<br>Metro lines 4, 5<br>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.