The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Lyon to Paris will cost around £ 83 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 48.
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Of the 21 train that leave Lyon for Paris every day 20 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 393 km distance in an average of 2h 49m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 57m .
The slowest train will take 5h 21m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 12 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£38|
|Trains depart from:||Lyon|
|Trains arrive in:||Paris|
|Train Companies:||SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI|
Direct trains from Lyon to Paris depart from Lyon Part Dieu and take approximately two hours on the high speed TGV service. The first weekday train departs Lyon early morning with trains then leaving at least once per hour until mid-evening. At weekends the first train departs slightly later with services running every one to two hours until the early evening.
TGV services to Paris depart from Lyon Part-Dieu, the city's dedicated TGV terminus, located to the east of the city centre. Lyon Part-Dieu can be accessed via the Metro Line B or via tram on the T1, T3 or T4 lines. Public transport services operate from around 5:00 a.m. until midnight, although taxis are available to the station from anywhere in Lyon 24 hours a day.
Home of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Champs-Elysses, Paris is a major global centre for fashion, art, culture and gastronomy. As well as the famous landmarks, its also worth simply wandering the well-kept streets and taking in the plethora of architecture though the ages in this famed 'City of Love'. Direct TGV trains from Lyon arrive at Paris Gare du Lyon which is located to the southeast of the city in the 12th arrondissement. Gare du Lyon is found on Lines 1 and 14 of the Paris Metro and from the station all central areas can be reached in around ten minutes. The Paris Metro ceases operation around 1:00 a.m. and after this time taxis are available throughout the night.