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 £ 73 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 50.
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1 h 57 m
2 h 36 m
Trains per day
Of the 22 trains that leave Paris for Lyon every day 22 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 36 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 57 m .
The slowest trains will take 5 h 18 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.
|Distance||244 miles (393 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 7 min|
|Average train ticket price||£51 (€58)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||SNCF | 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 2 h 7 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £40, but the average price of train tickets is £51. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.
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.
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 route 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.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Paris.
The most popular arrival train station, Lyon Part Dieu, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Lyon.
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