How to get from Lyon to Poitiers

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from Lyon to Poitiers

You can get from Lyon to Poitiers by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Lyon to Poitiers on 28 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:04PMLyon Part Dieu4h21 05:25PMPoitiers
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01:04PMLyon Part Dieu4h21 05:25PMPoitiers
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08:04AMLyon Part Dieu5h48 01:52PMPoitiers
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07:02AMLyon Part Dieu4h39 11:41AMPoitiers
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06:30AMLyon Part Dieu4h10 10:40AMPoitiers
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Travel Information to Poitiers from Lyon

distanceDistance223 miles (359 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£26 - £82
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £26 • 12 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £82 • 4 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Travel 223 miles (359 km) by coach or train from Lyon to Poitiers. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Lyon to Poitiers.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Poitiers

Travel to Poitiers 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 Lyon to Poitiers.

There are 2 ways to get from Lyon to Poitiers: coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Lyon to Poitiers. Tickets for a coach cost on average £26.

This is compared to other travel options to Poitiers:

A coach is generally £55 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £82 from Lyon to Poitiers.

The fastest way from Lyon to Poitiers is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Poitiers from Lyon can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 12 h 5 min   on average.

The distance between Lyon and Poitiers is around 223 miles (359 km).

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Poitiers is:

  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Lyon to Poitiers as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Lyon to Poitiers:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Poitiers, Boulevard du Grand Cerf (Gare Routière).
  • Trains mostly depart from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Gare de Poitiers.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon to Poitiers, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Poitiers by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Lyon to Poitiers for £26 on Omio.
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI can take you to Poitiers by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCF | TGV INOUI from Lyon to Poitiers for £82.
Many of our customers travelling from Lyon to Poitiers don't make Poitiers their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Bordeaux or Toulouse, either of which you could add to your Lyon and Poitiers trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Poitiers to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip to Poitiers from Lyon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £26 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £82 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Lyon and Poitiers online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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