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There are 4 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Mons by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Mons / Bergen Ic / ...

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Bus  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Mons 820

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Rideshare  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Mons 240.9 km

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Mons 242.9 km

Gare de Lyon to Mons by train

The train journey time between Gare de Lyon and Mons is around 2h 36m and covers a distance of around 373 km. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 29m. Operated by Transilien, Thalys and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Gare de Lyon to Mons train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Mons / Bergen. Typically 90 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 17m
Layover time:
18 min
Total time:
2h 36m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 29m
Train distance:
373 km
Trains per week:
90
Cheapest price:
€84
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:58
Last train departs at:
21:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Mons train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Mons is to bus which costs €14 - €17 and takes 3h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Mons is to drive which costs €27 - €40 and takes 2h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Mons. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare de Lyon to Mons. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Mons / Bergen via Paris Nord and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 9m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Mons is 212 km. The road distance is 242.9 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Mons without a car is to train which takes 3h 9m and costs €80 - €180.

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It takes approximately 3h 9m to get from Gare de Lyon to Mons, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Mons bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Gare de Lyon to Mons train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Mons is to train which takes 3h 9m and costs €80 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €17 and takes 3h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Mons.
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  • Distance: 211.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 9m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Mons, Belgium?

You can take a train from Gare de Lyon to Mons via Paris Nord and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3h 9m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Mons once daily. Tickets cost €14 - €17 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Mons
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Mons
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Gare de Lyon to Mons bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Mons station.

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Gare de Lyon to Mons train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Mons / Bergen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Mons is 243 km. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Mons.

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

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