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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Valenciennes

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Valenciennes

Train via Lille

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Valenciennes

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Valenciennes University

Drive

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes

Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes by train

The train journey time between Gare de Lyon and Valenciennes is around 2h 2m and covers a distance of around 244 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 56m. Operated by Transilien and TGV inOui, the Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Valenciennes. Typically 36 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:
1h 53m
Layover time:
8 min
Total time:
2h 2m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 56m
Train distance:
244 km
Trains per week:
36
Cheapest price:
€47
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:38
Last train departs at:
22:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes train 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 → Valenciennes
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Valenciennes is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Valenciennes is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Valenciennes is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes is to rideshare which costs €13 - €16 and takes 3h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes is to drive which costs €23 - €35 and takes 2h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Valenciennes Cardon via Famars Université. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Valenciennes via Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 50m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Valenciennes is 188 km. The road distance is 207.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes without a car is to train which takes 2h 50m and costs €45 - €65.

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It takes approximately 2h 50m to get from Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes, including transfers.

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

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Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes is to train which takes 2h 50m and costs €45 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €17 and takes 4h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes.
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  • Distance: 187.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 50m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Nord to Valenciennes 5 times a day. Tickets cost €45 - €60 and the journey takes 1h 43m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Valenciennes University once daily. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Train operators
TGV inOui

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 Paris Nord to Valenciennes
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €60
1st Class
€45 - €60
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
SNCF

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 Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Lille Flandres to Valenciennes
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
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.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Valenciennes University
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Valenciennes
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Valenciennes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes is 207 km. It takes approximately 2h 1m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Valenciennes.

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

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