Cheap train tickets from Paris to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Jan 28

Cheapest

$53

Average

$86

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 $ 86 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 53.

Cheapest
05:50AMParis Gare de Lyon2h06 07:56AMLyon Part Dieu
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$531One-way
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06:35AMParis Gare de Lyon1h55 08:30AMLyon Part Dieu
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$531One-way
Cheapest
10:00PMParis Gare de Lyon1h56 11:56PMLyon Part Dieu
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$531One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:48PMParis Gare de Lyon2h08 10:56PMLyon Part Dieu
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$661One-way
03:18PMParis Gare de Lyon1h56 05:14PMLyon Part Dieu
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$701One-way

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Fri
Jan 28
$53Trenitalia
$9Flixbus
$212Air France
Sat
Jan 29
$53Trenitalia
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$119Air France
Sun
Jan 30
$46Trenitalia
$9Flixbus
$188Air France
Mon
Jan 31
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9Flixbus
$188Air France
Tue
Feb 1
$34Trenitalia
$9Flixbus
$161Air France
Wed
Feb 2
$27Trenitalia
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$161Air France
Thu
Feb 3
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$142Air France
Fri
Feb 4
$53Trenitalia
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$142Air France
Sat
Feb 5
$34Trenitalia
$9Flixbus
$121HOP!
Sun
Feb 6
$46Trenitalia
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$142Air France
Mon
Feb 7
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$142Air France
Tue
Feb 8
$27Trenitalia
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
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Wed
Feb 9
$34Trenitalia
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$142Air France
Thu
Feb 10
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9Flixbus
$142Air France
Fri
Feb 11
$53Trenitalia
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$142Air France
Sat
Feb 12
$46Trenitalia
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$122Air France
Sun
Feb 13
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9Flixbus
$142HOP!
Mon
Feb 14
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$142HOP!
Tue
Feb 15
$34Trenitalia
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$142Air France
Wed
Feb 16
$45SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$142HOP!

Fastest train times from Paris to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Jan 28

Fastest Journey

1 h 53 m

Average

2 h 22 m

Trains per day

28

Distance

393 km

Of the 28 trains that leave Paris for Lyon every day 27 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 2 h 22 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 53 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 11 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
02:26PMParis Gare de Lyon1h53 04:19PMLyon Part Dieu
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$991One-way
2nd Fastest
06:35AMParis Gare de Lyon1h55 08:30AMLyon Part Dieu
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$531One-way
2nd Fastest
06:47PMParis Gare de Lyon1h55 08:42PMLyon Part Dieu
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$901One-way
06:30AMParis Gare de Lyon1h56 08:26AMLyon Part Dieu
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$711One-way
05:00PMParis Gare de Lyon1h56 06:56PMLyon Part Dieu
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$1151One-way

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Overview: Train from Paris to Lyon

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$45 (€38)
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 trip taking on average 1 h 54 min 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. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $45 (€38), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $27 (€23). 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

How much do cheap trains to Lyon from Paris cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Paris to Lyon trains for as little as $27 (€23)  in the next 7 days.

How much is the train from Paris to Lyon on average?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $45 (€38)  for a train ticket from Paris to Lyon.

How far is Paris to Lyon by train?

The distance between Paris and Lyon by train is approximately 244 miles (393 km).

How many hours is the train time to Lyon from Paris?

While the time it takes to travel 244 miles (393 km) to Lyon from Paris can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Paris to Lyon train journey time is on average 1 h 54 min.

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 trip 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 is the train station in Paris to go to Lyon? Where is the train station in Lyon located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Lyon most often arrive at Lyon Part Dieu and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers should I travel with 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 companies that offer services from Paris to Lyon on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Lyon?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains to Lyon from Paris per day with Trenitalia  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.

How many train services per day are there to Lyon from Paris?

The average number of trains departing Paris for Lyon is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

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 first train from Paris to Lyon at 4: 50 AM. The last train from Paris to Lyon that you can take departs at 9: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Paris to Lyon schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

How early should I book train tickets from Paris to Lyon to score the best deals?

If you buy the Paris to Lyon train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $45 (€38). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Paris to Lyon. 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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Lyon
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Paris for your trip to Lyon.
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C