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There are 5 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône by train, car or plane

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Train via Lyon Part Dieu  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

€120 - €211

Cheapest option

Train #2  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Paris Bercy to Villefranche Sur Saone Ter

€55 - €110

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Train  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône Ter

€120 - €230

Drive  •  3h 59m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône 431.4 km

€45 - €70

Fly, train  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Villefranche-sur-Saône

€90 - €212

Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône by train

The train journey time between Gare de Lyon and Villefranche-sur-Saône is around 4h 29m and covers a distance of around 457 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 46m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and SNCF, the Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône train service departs from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives in Villefranche-sur-Saône. Typically 44 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 29m
Fastest train time:
2h 46m
Train distance:
457 km
Trains per week:
44
Cheapest price:
€124
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:55
Last train departs at:
21:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône train schedules

Gare de Lyon → Villefranche-sur-Saône
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône is to train via Lyon Part Dieu which costs €120 - €220 and takes 2h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Villefranche-sur-Saône. Services depart six times a week, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 46m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Villefranche-sur-Saône is 363 km. The road distance is 431.4 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône without a car is to train via Lyon Part Dieu which takes 2h 49m and costs €120 - €220.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône is 431 km. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône.

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  • Distance: 363.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Villefranche-sur-Saône, France?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu hourly. Tickets cost €110 - €210 and the journey takes 1h 56m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €160
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€120 - €230
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Villefranche-sur-Saône
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €27
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Bercy to Villefranche Sur Saone
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€55 - €80
Rail 1st Class
€70 - €110
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Villefranche Sur Saone
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€11 - €17

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