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There are 5 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Saclay by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Massy Palaiseau B
  2. Take the bus from Gare Massy Palaiseau to La Martinière 91-11

€7 - €11

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Bus  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Paris - Massy-Palaiseau S703 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gare Massy Palaiseau to La Martinière 91-11

€7 - €8

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the train from Gare D'austerlitz to Jouy En Josas C

€7 - €9

Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gare de Lyon to Saclay 28.4 km

€50 - €65

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Saclay 28.4 km

€3 - €5

Gare de Lyon to Saclay by train and bus

The journey time between Gare de Lyon and Saclay is around 1h 10m and covers a distance of around 29 km. The fastest journey normally takes 52 min. Operated by Transilien, Paris RER and Albatrans, the Gare de Lyon to Saclay service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in La Martinière. Typically 169 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 10m
Fastest journey time:
52 min
Journey distance:
29 km
Services per week:
169
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:13
Last service departs at:
23:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Saclay train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Gare de Lyon → Saclay
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The cost-effective way to get from Gare de Lyon to Saclay is to drive, which costs €3 - €5 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Saclay is to taxi which costs €50 - €65 and takes 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gare de Lyon to Saclay. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at La Martinière via Gare Massy Palaiseau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 40m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Saclay is 19 km. The road distance is 28.4 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Saclay without a car is to train and bus which takes 1h 20m and costs €7 - €11.

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It takes approximately 1h 20m to get from Gare de Lyon to Saclay, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Saclay is to bus which takes 1h 40m and costs €6 - €8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €7 - €9 and takes 1h 41m.

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Gare de Lyon to Saclay bus services, operated by Albatrans, arrive at La Martinière station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Saclay is 28 km. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from Gare de Lyon to Saclay.

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  • Distance: 19.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 20m

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

You can take a bus from Gare de Lyon to Saclay via Paris, Paris - Massy-Palaiseau, and Gare Massy Palaiseau in around 1h 40m. Alternatively, Transilien operates a train from Gare D'austerlitz to Jouy En Josas every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €7 - €9 and the journey takes 1h 2m.

Train operators
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Chatelet Les Halles to Massy Palaiseau
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
RATP Paris
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Gare D'austerlitz to Jouy En Josas
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Transilien
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Paris - Massy-Palaiseau
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Gare de Lyon to Saclay
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Taxis G7
Phone
+33 1 41 27 66 99
Website
g7.fr
Taxi in Paris
Phone
+33 9 77217272
Website
taxiinparis.fr
Grey Shuttle
Phone
+33 673 876 840
Website
greyshuttle.com

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