Trains Lyon to Paris

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  • Fastest journey is 1 hour and 52 minutes (direct)
  • About 32 trains a day from Paris to Lyon
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Facts

Trains Lyon <> Paris 

Booking horizon  3 months*
Duration 2h03
Distance  393km 
Train company TGV / SNCF Voyages
Station Lyon Lyon Part Dieu
Station Paris Paris Gare de Lyon

*Bookings for the summer are possible from February

Timetable, route and costs

Use our European Timetable to find all trains from Lyon to Paris

Buy all cheap train tickets for the train from Lyon to Paris. The best chance to get cheap tickets for the TGV train between Paris and Lyon is to book early, you can buy tickets up to three months in advance, and / or avoid weekends and rush hour trains. 

Trains from Lyon to Paris

Everyday up to thirty two TGV trains connect Paris Gare de Lyon with Lyon Part Dieu / Lyon St Exupery(TGV) / Lyon Perrache. The TGV trains are comfortable trains with open carriages. There is a on board bistro for a meal and drinks. The journey time is 1 hour and 52 minutes between the two cities. 

Connections and duration

The first train leaves at 05:50 from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives 07:56 at Lyon Part Dieu. The last train leaves at 20:41 from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives 22:57 at Lyon Perrache. 

Costs / Prices 

If you book early the cheapest fares for trains from Lyon to Paris start at € 29. If you wait to the last moment ticket prices rise to app. € 50

Sleeper / Overnight trains 

There are no direct night trains running anymore between Lyon and Paris.   

Scenery 

The route from Paris to Lyon has some nice scenery - a lot of hills and huge farms.

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

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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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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. 

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

To the city centre 

 

Lyon Part Dieu - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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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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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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Paris Gare de Lyon - Info

Railway station Paris 

Paris Gare de Lyon is one of the seven major stations in Paris. It is the departure station of the TGV to Lyon, Marseille, Avignon, Montpellier, Zurich, Geneve and Milan. 

Nearby the station are some fine and affordable hotels. Around the station you will find a lot of restaurants and bistro's. In the station you can use the free Wifi. 

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: 06h15-22h00 
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, not recommended

To the Eiffel Tower

  • Walking: 1h24
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap free city bike at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 35 minutes, RER C
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To the Louvre

  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 16 minutes, Metro 1
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de Nord 

  • Walking: 55 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 7 minutes, RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare Montparnasse 

  • Walking: 1 hour
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 6 
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de l'Est  

  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 16 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 4 and RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare d'Austerlitz   

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 2 minutes, Metro 5
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes 

 

Paris Gare de Lyon - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Hotel Palym***

Opposite Paris Gare de Lyon. Classic hotel with modern and fancy rooms. Affordable.
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Hotel OFF Paris Seine****

Floating hotel, catamaran with swiming pool. Look over the Seine from your window. 
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Hotel Jules Cesar***

400m from the station. Typical Parisien hotel, simple, but comfortable. Rating 7+
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