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There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Lyon by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 56m

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

50€ - 95€

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Lyon Perrache 709 / ...

15€ - 28€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Lyon 462.3 km

25€ - 27€

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Lyon 462.1 km

50€ - 75€

Fly  •  3h 17m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS

65€ - 165€

Paris to Lyon by train

The train journey time between Paris and Lyon is around 1h 59m and covers a distance of around 427 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 55m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui and SNCF, the Paris to Lyon train service departs from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives in Lyon Part Dieu. Typically 147 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 59m
Fastest train time:
1h 55m
Trains per week:
147
Cheapest price:
110€
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:52
Last train departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Lyon train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lyon is to bus which costs 15€ - 28€ and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Lyon is to train which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 1h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Lyon Perrache. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 56m.

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It is 393 km from Paris to Lyon. It is approximately 462.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 1h 56m and costs 50€ - 95€.

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The train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu takes 1h 56m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Lyon is to train which takes 1h 56m and costs 50€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 28€ and takes 6h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 170€ and takes 3h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 393.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 56m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Lyon, 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. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Lyon Perrache 5 times a day. Tickets cost 23€ - 28€ and the journey takes 6h 15m. Blablabus also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
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)
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 Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
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 Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
Rail 1st Class
65€ - 95€
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 Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
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 Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 27€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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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Paris to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon Perrache station.

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Paris to Lyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Lyon is 462 km. It takes approximately 4h 17m to drive from Paris to Lyon.

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

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Book your Paris to Lyon train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Paris to Lyon bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 337+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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