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Wed
Sep 22
$75SNCF | TGV INOUI
$24Alsa
$218Air France
Thu
Sep 23
$70SNCF | TGV INOUI
$24Alsa
$196Air France
Fri
Sep 24
$65SNCF | TGV INOUI
$17Alsa
$218Air France
Sat
Sep 25
$56SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$187Air France
Sun
Sep 26
$65SNCF | TGV INOUI
$15Flixbus
$196Air France
Mon
Sep 27
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$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$167Air France
Tue
Sep 28
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$15Flixbus
$167Air France
Wed
Sep 29
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$14Alsa
$147Air France
Thu
Sep 30
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$196Air France
Fri
Oct 1
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$218Air France
Sat
Oct 2
$33SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Sun
Oct 3
$33SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$147Air France
Mon
Oct 4
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Tue
Oct 5
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$147Air France
Wed
Oct 6
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$147Air France
Thu
Oct 7
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Fri
Oct 8
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Sat
Oct 9
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Sun
Oct 10
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Mon
Oct 11
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Tue
Oct 12
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France

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Train Information between Paris and Lyon

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h
priceAverage train ticket price$59 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TER, SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Trains from Paris to Lyon cover the 244 miles (393 km) long journey taking on average 2 h with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TER, SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TGV Lyria. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $37 (€30), but the average price of train tickets is $59 (€48). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

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
What is the price of the cheapest train from Paris to Lyon?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Paris to Lyon trains for as little as $37 (€30)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket to Lyon from Paris?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Lyon train price to come in at an average of $59 (€48)  one way.
What is the distance to Lyon from Paris by train?
The Paris to Lyon train distance is approximately 244 miles (393 km).
How long is a train to Lyon from Paris on average?
On average the Paris to Lyon train travel time is 2 h  for the 244 miles (393 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Paris to Lyon, which train station in Paris do I depart from and which train station in Lyon do I arrive in?

When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When arriving in Lyon, you can end your trip in train stations like Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière.

Omio customers book a train from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Lyon Part Dieu   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Paris train station located? Where is the Lyon train station located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Lyon Part Dieu and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in Lyon.

What train providers go from Paris to Lyon?
For the route from Paris to Lyon you can take a train with SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TER, SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TGV Lyria. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Lyon from Paris on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services are there from Paris to Lyon a day?
The average number of trains departing Paris for Lyon is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Paris to Lyon?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Paris at 5: 49 AM. The last train leaves from Paris at 6: 58 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Paris to Lyon and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Paris and Lyon for the best deals?
If you purchase the Paris to Lyon train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $59 (€48). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Lyon from Paris. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
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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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.<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.