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Lyon to Paris by train
Fastest journey1hr 56m
Trains per day24
Avg. journey time3hr 50m
Travelling from Lyon to Paris by train
Fast trains from Lyon to Paris take around 1 hour and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 400 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Paris.
1. Are there direct trains from Lyon to Paris?
Direct trains from Lyon to Paris have been found.
We usually find around 25 direct trains on the route from Lyon to Paris every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 20 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Lyon to Paris?
The Lyon to Paris train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Lyon to Paris train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Paris is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 05:12 and the last train is around 22:04. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 07:04, and the last at 22:04.
What's the Lyon to Paris train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Lyon to Paris are $29.32.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $76, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Lyon to Paris 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 Paris by train.
Which train companies operate between Lyon and Paris?
More than one train company operates on the route from Lyon to Paris, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Train Express Regional
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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The fastest high-speed TGV trains run at least hourly on Europe’s first-ever high-speed rail route. The line from Lyon to Paris (called the LGV Sud-Est) was opened in 1981.
The high-speed route is usually served by double-deck TGV Duplex trains, so book a seat on the upper deck for the best views. The journey from Lyon to Paris has a touch of drama. The route sweeps north, dashing through the vineyards of Burgundy before cutting through the hills to reach the chalklands of the Paris Basin.
If the idea of such speed doesn’t appeal, you can take the very scenic classic line from Lyon to Paris, using TER regional trains which leave from Part Dieu station in Lyon and take just over five hours to reach Paris Bercy.
Lyon to Paris
Every day, direct TGVs – usually double-deck TGV Duplex trains – leave Lyon for Paris. Within little more than an hour you swap the soft contours of Burgundy vineyards for the suburbs of Paris. All TGV services from Paris serve Lyon Part Dieu station. Most also stop at Lyon-Perrache which is more convenient for the heart of the old city. Arrival in Paris is at the Gare de Lyon.
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