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It is possible to buy a standard train ticket from Paris to Lyon from 22.00 pounds. Book non-refundable and non-exchangeable tickets in advance and use a railcard for the lowest fares. Kids under four travel free!
The shortest journey time at 1h57. Between Monday to Saturday the earliest train from Paris to Lyon leaves at 5:50am, arriving at 7:56am. On Sundays, it's at 6:59am, arriving at 8:56am. We recommend being on the platform at least 2 minutes before departure.
TGV and TER are the main operators on this route. Both provide plenty of room for luggage on board, are fully equipped for passengers with disabilities and welcome cyclists, with requirements on how bikes are stored.
The train from Paris to Lyon departs from Paris Gare de Lyon or Paris Bercy, accessible by the metro, RER trains, buses and taxis. Trains arrive at Lyon Part Dieu which is served by metro line B and the tram lines T1, T3 and T4.
Yes, it is possible to travel directly between Paris and Lyon and to enjoy a simple journey without changing trains. All of the tickets are direct unless you book separate tickets to go via another destination. Bon voyage!