Paris to Lyon Train Tickets



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Get on board with SNCF, France’s national railway company, and discover what makes traveling from Paris to Lyon by train such a smooth experience. Your journey from city center to city center will be highlighted by high-end comfort and French sophistication thanks to SNCF’s impressive TGV high-speed train. During the 2-hour trip, sightsee the magnificent countryside from your window as you enjoy onboard services with a smile!

While touring Paris, refine your taste in art at the famed Louvre museum and take in breathtaking panoramic views atop the Eiffel Tower. Once in Lyon, be sure to visit Vieux Lyon, the city’s largest Renaissance district. Also of interest are such historic marvels as the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls.

Purchase your “SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation” here, and after receiving it by email simply print it out at home and you’re all set to travel from Paris to Lyon by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


Trains depart every hour with an average of 16 direct departures daily

Travel time

1 hour and 52 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations

Paris Gard de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu or Lyon St Exupery

Train features

SNCF TGV high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 320km/h
Ticket Fares

The “SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation” is available in adult and child rates for single trips in either First or Second Class. There are three ticket fare options to choose from:

SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation - High Flex

Fully refundable prior to the departure date

SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation - Mid Flex

Refundable up to 1 day prior to the departure date (a cancellation fee applies)

SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation - Non Flex

No refunds allowed
Ticket Classes

Second Class

  • Comfortable, standard-quality seats with head and foot rests
  • Access to the food and bar coach for a variety of hot meals, light snacks, sweets and beverages
  • Friendly, efficient customer service

First Class

  • Spacious, premium-quality reclining seats with added legroom for maximum comfort
  • Individual power sockets for charging personal electronic devices
  • Courtesy reading lamp at each seat
  • Free daily newspapers and magazines
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 (inclusive) are eligible for a reduced fare. Children under the age of 4 who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Quality food and drink service in the TGV Lyria bar coach, featuring a wide selection of snacks, salads and hot meals as well as hot and cold drinks
  • Individual power socket, fold-down table and courtesy reading lamp at each seat
  • Convenient luggage storage spaces at each seat
  • Designated family seating areas
  • Baby changing facilities
Additional Details

Seat reservations

Your SNCF e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

E-Ticket Delivery

Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document by email, which you can print at home and is valid for travel from Paris to Lyon by train.

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