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There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Frans by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Perrache

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station

5 alternative options

Train via Dijon

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Dijon Ville
  2. Take the train from Dijon to Belleville sur Sâone

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Paris-Bercy to Belleville sur Sâone

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Roanne
  2. Take the train from Roanne to Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Frans

Fly, train, line 113 bus

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS)
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or
  3. Take the line 113 bus from Gare SNCF to Maison de Convalescence

Paris to Frans by train and bus

The journey time between Paris and Frans is around 5h 7m and covers a distance of around 466 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 8m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 16m. Operated by TGV inOui, SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Paris to Frans service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Place Limelette. Typically 42 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 58m
Layover time:
2h 8m
Total time:
5h 7m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 16m
Journey distance:
466 km
Services per week:
42
Cheapest price:
€79
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:49
Last service departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Frans 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.
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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 Frans is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Frans 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: 18 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Paris to Frans is to bus, which costs €21 - €45 and takes 7h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Frans is to drive which costs €45 - €75 and takes 3h 59m.

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The distance between Paris and Frans is 367 km. The road distance is 433.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Frans without a car is to train which takes 4h and costs €55 - €120.

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It takes approximately 4h to get from Paris to Frans, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Paris to Frans is to train which takes 4h and costs €55 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €45 and takes 7h 46m.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Frans is 433 km. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Paris to Frans.

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

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There are 124+ hotels available in Frans. Prices start at €87 per night.

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  • Distance: 366.9 km
  • Duration: 4h

What companies run services between Paris, France and Frans, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Perrache hourly. Tickets cost €70 - €95 and the journey takes 2h 11m. SNCF also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 5h 55m. FlixBus also services this route every 3 hours.

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 Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €95
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
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 Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Rail 1st Class
€65 - €100
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 Belleville Sur Saone
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€18 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€28 - €40
Train from Roanne to St Germain Au Mont D'or
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €26
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Germain Au Mont D'or
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€4 - €6
Rail 1st Class
€10 - €15
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 Belleville sur Sâone
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris-Bercy to Belleville sur Sâone
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€120 - €230
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Roanne to Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €21
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Blablabus
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 Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Roanne
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Ain
Phone
04 74 22 01 77
Website
ain.fr
Bus from Gare SNCF to Maison de Convalescence
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2
Website
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Ain

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €9.

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