Trains Brussels to Lyon

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Facts

Trains Brussels <> Lyon  

Booking horizon  3 months*
Duration 3h43
Distance  632km 
Direct trains Yes
First train Brussels 07h08
Last train Brussels 21h13
First train Lyon 05h50
Last train Lyon 21h04
Trains per day 7
Train company TGV
Station Brussels Brussel-Midi/Zuid
Station Lyon Lyon Part Dieu

*Tickets for the summer are available from February

 

Timetable

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The first train leaves at 07h08 from Brussel-Midi/Zuid to Lyon Part Dieu, the last train leaves at 21h13. The journey time is 3 hours and 43 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 7 trains run between Brussels and Lyon. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Brussels to Lyon!

Travel by TGV

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Power sockets at seats on some TGV-services
     

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale

  • TGV - More info and photo's 

France by train - Train tickets & info

Tips and tricks to book cheap train tickets France

  • Book as early as possible, tickets are available three months in advance (tickets for the summer can be booked from February) Train tickets can be three times as cheap if they are booked in advance

  • If possible, avoid trains during rush hour and TGV's used by Parisians for "weekend breaks" to travel to the country side

  • If tickets are sold out or very expensive, you could try to buy tickets to a destination nearby and from there to your final destination

  • Sometimes regionals trains are much cheaper than TGV-trains, but often the travel time is much longer

  • Travel on very early trains or late in the evening is often the cheapest option, except for some busy routes, like Paris to London

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Brussel Midi/Zuid - Info

Railway Station Brussels 

The Thalys and the Intercity arrive and depart from Brussels Midi/Zuid, the main station in Brussels. From here also the Eurostar to London departs and the ICE and Thalys to Cologne and Frankfurt. You can also take from here domestic trains to Bruges, Ghent and Ypres. 

Other major stations in Brussels are Brussels Centraal and Brussels Schuman. Brussels Centraal is the best station to get off if you want to visit the old city centre. You can walk to the main square and fine restaurants. Brussels Schuman is the railway station for the European Parliament. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: no
  • Lockers: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

Brussel Midi/Zuid - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Brussel Midi/Zuid Train Station 

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Brussel Midi/Zuid - Trains to Brussels

Novotel Brussels South****

Located next to Brussel-Midi/Zuid. Great views, spacious room, stylish. Very convenient.   
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Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Brussels South****

Opposite Brussels South. Fitness, spacious rooms, great views. High ratings.    
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Midi Station Hotel**

5 minutes by foot from the station. 15-minute walk to the city centre. Typical Belgian hotel. Basic, but clean.   
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Brussel Midi/Zuid - Rental cars

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6 rental car companies: Avis, Bugdet, Europcar, Hertz, Interrent, Thrifty.   

Lyon Part Dieu - Info

Railway Station Lyon

Lyon Part Dieu is the name of the main train station of Lyon and is located around 3 kilometers from the city centre. There are many shops and restaurants in and arond the station and there is Wifi hotspot. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: yes, 06h15-23h00 
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

Lyon Part Dieu - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Lyon Part Dieu

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Lyon Part Dieu Train Station - Trains to Lyon

Mercure Centre Saxe Lafayette***

Modern hotel with a small swimming pool. High ratings, 15-minutes' walk from the train station.  
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Novotel Lyon Centre Part Dieu ***

100m from the train station. Comfortable and modern, French quality hotel.   
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Cheap hotels near Lyon Part dieu - Trains to Lyon

Hotel Tete d'Or**

Typical French hotel, high ratings, affordable and convenient. Pretty far from the train station, 1.7km, 15 to 20-minutes' walk  
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Lyon Part Dieu - Rental cars

Rent a cheap car at the train station

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Rental Cars

8 rental car companies. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Keddy, Sixt, Thrifty.