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There are 5 ways to get from Val Thorens to Lyon by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from St Michel Valloire to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...

44€ - 104€

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Val Thorens Place des Arolles to Moûtiers T3
  2. Take the train from Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains to Lyon Part Dieu Ter

Bus, train via Chambéry  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Val Thorens Place des Arolles to Moûtiers T3
  2. Take the train from Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Val Thorens to Lyon 213.8 km

25€ - 40€

Shuttle  •  4h 29m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Val Thorens Arolles to Lyon Airport

53€ - 85€

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The cheapest way to get from Val Thorens to Lyon is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Val Thorens to Lyon is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2h 25m.

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The distance between Val Thorens and Lyon is 144 km. The road distance is 213.8 km.

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The best way to get from Val Thorens to Lyon without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 20m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 39m to get from Val Thorens to Lyon, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Val Thorens to Lyon is 214 km. It takes approximately 2h 25m to drive from Val Thorens to Lyon.

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  • Distance: 144.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 39m

What companies run services between Val Thorens, France and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Val Thorens to Lyon via St Michel Valloire and Chambery Challes Les Eaux in around 4h 39m.

Train operators
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 St Michel Valloire to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 25€
Rail 1st Class
26€ - 40€
Train from Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
25€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 26€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Rail 1st Class
18€ - 26€
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 St Michel Valloire to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
24€ - 28€
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
36€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 37€
Train from Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
28€ - 33€
1st Class
22€ - 27€
Bus operators
Belle Savoie Express
Phone
+33 9 70 83 90 73
Website
vente-bellesavoieexpress.fr
Bus from Val Thorens Place des Arolles to Moûtiers
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
vente-bellesavoieexpress.fr
BensBus
Email
info@nofussbus.co.uk
Website
bensbus.co.uk
Shuttle from Val Thorens Arolles to Lyon Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
More information at
BensBus

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