Lyon to Aix - les - Bains by train

How to take a train from Lyon to Aix-les-Bains



From Lyon Part-Dieu to Aix-les-Bains-Le Revard

Journey Summary

Aix - les - Bains
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Aix-les-Bains-Le Revard
Travel Time
1hr 5 min - 1hr 15min
Travel Information

Final Destination: Annecy or Chambéry

By usual French standards, this route is has a comparatively frequent service of TER trains on Mondays to Saturdays (there are no express trains between Lyon and Aix-Les-Bains).

Though there is not a departure in every hour, so even though you won't save by booking tickets online, it's definitely worth looking up the departure times on SNCF before heading to the station.

Particularly as building works at Part-Dieu station may begin to impact on the timings of these trains - on certain dates they may be switched to depart from Lyon Perrache station.

Mon - Sat = 11 x trains per day
Sunday = 7 x trains


Book early and save: No

Tickets will cost the same price if purchased at the station immediately before departure.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SNCF Connect *

SNCF Connect Guide

SNCF is the national rail operator in France and not so long ago it recently simplified both the range of tickets and the term and conditions of using them.
Therefore the cheapest tickets also become more flexible too.

Other improvements included a simple integration of travelling with bicycles and rail pass users being able to book reservations for national journeys, without paying booking fees.

And it also recently launched SNCF Connect as replacement for its Oui.SNCF booking service.
You can set up a low price alert to let you know when the cheapest price is available for a future journey.

Something else to look out for is that simplest way of travelling with tickets is to use the SNCF Connect App, as booked tickets can therefore be stored on your mobile device, which can then be shown to the train conductors as proof of purchase.

SNCF Connect on Google Play

SNCF Connect in the App (Apple) store

SNCF also operates RailEurope, which is in effect a dedicated online booking service for making bookings from outside of Europe.
If you reside outside of Europe you may discover that SNCF Connect rejects phone numbers or card numbers, but RailEurope won't do so.
Though RailEurope will add booking fees when making a purchase

On this journey

Journey Features

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Good to Know

On Sundays there is only one morning departure at around 14:08 and the next departure typically isn't until

Sit on the right when boarding, for most of the final 15 minutes of the journey the train travels buy the shore of the Lac du Bourget.
Between Ambérieu and Culoz the railway follows a steep-sided valley through the Jura mountains.

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