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

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Train  •  1h 2m

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

$35 - $55

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Bus  •  3h 24m

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

$8 - $21

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the rideshare from Avignon to Lyon 143.2 miles

$16

Drive  •  2h 19m

  1. Drive from Avignon to Lyon 141.7 miles

$30 - $45

Train, fly  •  3h 29m

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

$96 - $382

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

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to Lyon is to train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 1h 2m.

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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 3h 24m.

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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 1h 2m.

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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 1h 2m and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu takes 1h 2m 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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Avignon to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Avignon TGV station.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Lyon is to train which takes 1h 2m and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 18€ and takes 3h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 125.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 2m

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Avignon to Lyon hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 1h 2m. 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 3h 24m. Ouibus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$35 - $38
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon Centre to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
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
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Avignon to Lyon bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Lyon station.

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Avignon to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Avignon to Lyon is 227 km. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Avignon to Lyon.

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1137+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Avignon and Lyon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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