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There are 6 ways to get from Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train via Dijon

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Dijon Ville
  2. Take the train from Dijon to Villefranche-sur-Saône

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mâcon

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Macon Loche Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Mâcon-Loché TGV to Villefranche-sur-Saône Gare R.

Train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône

Fly, train

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

Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône by walk and train

The journey time between Gare du Nord and Villefranche-sur-Saône is around 4h 44m and covers a distance of around 452 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 19m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 34m. Services are operated by Transilien, TGV inOui, SNCF and others. Typically 38 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 25m
Layover time:
1h 19m
Total time:
4h 44m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 34m
Journey distance:
452 km
Services per week:
38
Cheapest price:
€107
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:36
Last service departs at:
21:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône walk and train schedules

Gare du Nord → Villefranche-sur-Saône
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800 130 000

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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 Villefranche-sur-Saône is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Villefranche-sur-Saône is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Villefranche-sur-Saône 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: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône is to night bus which costs €22 - €45 and takes 7h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 4h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Villefranche-sur-Saône via Paris Gare De Lyon and Dijon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 45m.

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The distance between Gare du Nord and Villefranche-sur-Saône is 367 km. The road distance is 436 km.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône without a car is to train via Dijon which takes 4h 45m and costs €50 - €120.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône, including transfers.

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Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône train services, operated by TGV inOui, 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 du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Villefranche-sur-Saône station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône is 436 km. It takes approximately 4h 7m to drive from Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône.

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  • Distance: 367.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

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

You can take a train from Gare du Nord to Villefranche-sur-Saône via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Dijon Ville, and Dijon in around 4h 45m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a vehicle from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mâcon once daily. Tickets cost €14 - €18 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €180
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 Gare De Lyon to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €65
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Macon Loche Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €75
1st Class
€65 - €80
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 Gare De Lyon to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Rail 1st Class
€45 - €70
Train from Dijon Ville to Villefranche Sur Saone
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €29
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Villefranche Sur Saone
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€11 - €17
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 Dijon to Villefranche-sur-Saône
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Villefranche-sur-Saône
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €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)
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Mâcon-Loché TGV to Villefranche-sur-Saône Gare R.
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mâcon
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Blablabus

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Air France offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Lyon Airport.

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