There are 5 ways to get from Avignon to Lyon by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$35 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Lyon N720 / ...

$8 - $22

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Avignon to Lyon 143.2 miles

$16

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Avignon to Lyon 141.7 miles

$30 - $45

Train, fly  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Lyon (LYS) MRS - LYS

$97 - $367

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Avignon to Lyon is to rideshare which costs 14€ and takes 2 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to Lyon is to train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Avignon - Gare Routière and arriving at Lyon. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Avignon TGV and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Avignon and Lyon is 200 km. The road distance is 226.8 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Avignon to Lyon bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Avignon - Gare Routière station.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 125.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

What companies run services between Avignon, France and Lyon, France?

TGV operates a train from Avignon to Lyon every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. SNCF also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Isilines operates a bus from Avignon to Lyon 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 24 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$36 - $39
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon Centre to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
isilines.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Avignon to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Avignon City Centre to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Avignon to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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