Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

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The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

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  1. Cheapest Price $41.03
  2. 30 day advance $42.44
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 46m
  • Distance
    140 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 16m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne take around 2 hours and 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 140 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Aime-la-Plagne.

1. Are there direct trains from Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne?

Direct trains from Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne have been found.

We usually find around 10 direct trains on the route from Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 18 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne?

The Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Aime-la-Plagne is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 11:47 and the last train is around 19:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 07:50, and the last at 19:08.

What's the Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne are $41.03.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $42 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $41. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne train tickets?

Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lyon and Aime-la-Plagne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • TER
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Aime-la-Plagne to Lyon by train

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It is an easy journey by train from Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne and other stations in the Tarentaise Valley. The journey from Lyon to Aime wins no prizes for speed but this route gets top marks for scenery. The route is served by regular TER regional trains, with year-round direct services and additional trains per day during the winter sports season, especially at weekends.

For extra choice, it’s also possible to take a TER or TGV train from Lyon to Chambéry, changing there onto a connecting train or SNCF bus to Aime-la-Plagne. Changing thus at Challes-les-Eaux station in Chambéry opens up several additional options per day.

Lyon to Aime-la-Plagne

Whether you opt for a direct train to Aime-la-Plagne or choose one of the services with a change in Chambéry, your journey in Lyon starts at Part-Dieu station. The route tracks east from the Rhône Valley through terrain that becomes progressively more hilly. Leaving Chambéry, the route skirts the Massif de Bauges. The last hour of the journey becomes ever more dramatic, with fine views of the Vanoise range away to the south. Sit on the right for the best views in the latter part of the ride to Aime-la-Plagne.

Trains from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Aime-la-Plagne generally make about five stops along the way. The principal stations on the journey are Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux and Albertville.

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