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Duration 7h 37m
Distance 466.6 km
Average price 130€
Frequency 4/day

Trip overview

The average train between Lyon and Poitiers takes 7h 37m and the fastest train takes 4h 10m. The train service runs several times per day from Lyon to Poitiers. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Lyon Part Dieu
  2. St Pierre Des Corps
  3. Poitiers
6h 24m
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84€ - 162€

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Poitiers. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Poitiers via St Pierre Des Corps. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 24m.

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The distance between Lyon and Poitiers is 359 km. The road distance is 466.6 km.

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Lyon to Poitiers train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Lyon to Poitiers train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Poitiers station.

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What companies run services between Lyon and Poitiers?

You can take a train from Lyon to Poitiers via St Pierre Des Corps in around 6h 24m.
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 230€

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 100€

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
80€ - 100€
Train from St Pierre Des Corps to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 37€
1st Class
26€ - 32€
SNCF
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 100€

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Vaise to Tours
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 100€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 80€
Rail 1st Class
70€ - 100€
Train from Tours to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
Rail 1st Class
23€ - 35€

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