Departing from Lyon-Part Dieu:
Final Destination: Toulouse or Montpellier or Barcelone
All trains also call at: Nimes
There is also a daily low-cost Ouigo service to Montpellier-St Roch, but it departs from Lyon-Perrache station, typically at 07:36.
To Montpellier-St Roch
Monday - Saturday = 8 x trains per day
Sunday = 9 x trains
Book early and save: Yes
**Online bookings usually open:**up to 6 months ahead of the travel date.
When booking 2nd class tickets only one type of ticket will be available per departure, discounted 'Prems' tickets or 'Seconde' tickets; though the price of Seconde tickets are also typically cheaper when they are first placed on sale.
When booking 1st class tickets there will be a choice of Premiere tickets and Business Premiere tickets.
The two key T&Cs of booking Prems, Seconde, or Premiere tickets are:
Though if you book Business Premiere tickets, the key T&Cs are that tickets can be exchanged and refunded free of charge up to 30 minutes after departure, so if you get to the station just too late to miss the train you were originally booked on to, you won't lose out financially.
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding these TGV trains.
The price is dictated by demand per departure, so book ahead and try and be flexible re: your departure and arrival times, as trains leaving earlier or later can be cheaper.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|SNCF Connect||from €20|
|Save A Train||from €20|
|Happy rail||from €20|
|Rail Europe||from €20|
There are now also four or five direct trains per day from Lyon to the newer edge of town, Montpellier Sud-de-France station.
There is also a more basic and low-cost Ouigo service to Montpellier Sud-de-France, which is usually scheduled to depart from Lyon-Part Dieu daily at 11:10.
This is a typical French high speed train journey, when the primary wow factor is provided by the fact that the train will be travelling at more than 275 km/h until it reaches the outskirts of Nimes; look out for the multiple crossings of the River Rhone.
Though the high speed line from the north to the south of France by-passes Lyon, so trains heading south have to travel for around 15 mins on conventional tracks before they reach it.
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