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How to take a rail journey from Lyon to Paris

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Lyon to Paris by train

There is now a choice of four travel options when making the journey by train from Lyon to Paris:

  1. The high speed TGV InOui trains which arrive at the Paris Gare De Lyon.
  2. The cheaper, but more basic Ouigo services, which also arrive at the Gare De Lyon and take the same high speed route as the InOui services.
    And when booking ahead they can be the cheapest option of all.
  3. Less frequent Frecce high speed trains operated by Trenitalia.
  4. Much slower TER trains, which arrive at a station further from the centre of Paris.
    So why are these TER trains an option worth considering?
    Two reasons:
  • if you'll be buying tickets last minute at the station they'll be cheaper; or
  • if you will be using Eurail or InterRail passes you can save at least €10.

Routes you can take to go from Lyon to Paris

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking a regular TGV InOui service

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Option 2: taking a more basic Ouigo TGV service
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Travel Info

Monday to Thursday: 3 x trains per day
Friday: 3 x trains
Saturday: 2 x trains
Sunday: 3 x trains

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Option 3: taking a Frecce train operated by Trenitalia

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Option 4: taking a TER train
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