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 Paris to Lyon will cost around £ 81 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 42.
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1 h 57 m
2 h 37 m
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Of the 26 train that leave Paris for Lyon every day 26 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 2 h 37 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 57 m .
The slowest train will take 5 h 24 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 28 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£39|
|Trains depart from:||Paris|
|Trains arrive in:||Lyon|
|Train Companies:||SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI|
Travelling between two of France's biggest cities couldn't be easier thanks to the direct train route provided by France train companies SNCF and TGV. Due to the direct route from Paris to Lyon, trains takes on average 1 hour and 57 minutes although it can be much slower if you take a regional train.
The Paris to Lyon train is operated by SNCF, France's state train company and TGV, France's high-speed train.
The average time for the Paris to Lyon train is 1 hour 57 minutes, although it can take up to 5 hours if you go by the SNCF region TER train.
There are around 33 trains from Paris to Lyon that leave throughout the day. The first train from Paris to Lyon leaves at 5:50 in the morning the last Paris to Lyon train leaves at 20:59.
Departure train station: Trains for Lyon depart from either Paris Bercy or Paris Gare du Lyon. High-speed TGV services depart from 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.
Arrival train station: Direct trains from Paris to Lyon arrive at Lyon's main station - Lyon Part Dieu, which is located in Lyon's 4th arrondissement. It is served by metro line B and trams T1, T3 and T4 as well as the Rhônexpress, which is the direct tram to Lyon Airport. The station has luggage storage, wifi and toilets available to all customers.