Departing from Lyon-Part Dieu:
Final Destination: Toulouse or Montpellier
There is a daily low-cost Ouigo service, but it departs from Lyon-Perrache station, typically at 07:36.
To Nimes (city centre)
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 - but bookings can open sooner when SNCF is running a promotion.
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 €15|
|Download the SNCF Connect App||from €15|
|Save A Train||from €15|
|Happy rail||from €15|
|Rail Europe||from €15|
There are now also four or five direct trains per day from Lyon ton to the newer out of town station named, Nimes-Pont Du Gard
There is also a more basic and low-cost Ouigo service to Nimes-Pont Du Gard,
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.
Though look out for the multiple crossings of the River Rhone.
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