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Traveling from Avignon to Lyon by train

Looking to travel from Avignon to Lyon by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 1 hour 5 minutes to travel from Avignon to Lyon by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 51 minutes though. You'll usually find 21 trains per day running along the 202 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Lyon. Trains on this route are usually operated by either SNCF or OUIGO. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Avignon to Lyon start from $11.03 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Lyon by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Avignon to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 1h 5m to travel from Avignon to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 126 miles (202 km). There are normally 21 trains per day traveling from Avignon to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $11.03 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 51m
PriceFrom $11.03
Distance126 miles (202 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
First train06:50
Last train20:51
Departure stationAvignon
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, ALSA

Avignon to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Avignon to Lyon for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:25 10:28 1h 3m, direct
09:40 10:31 51m, direct
11:21 12:18 57m, direct
11:48 12:54 1h 6m, direct
12:35 14:27 1h 52m, 1 change
14:18 15:22 1h 4m, direct
14:48 15:54 1h 6m, direct
15:07 16:20 1h 13m, direct
15:38 16:50 1h 12m, direct
16:19 17:10 51m, direct

OUIGO, TER and SNCF trains from Avignon to Lyon

You can travel from Avignon to Lyon on OUIGO, TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Avignon to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Avignon to Lyon starts at $11.03 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Avignon to Lyon by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Avignon to Lyon

Want to know more about your journey from Avignon to Lyon? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Avignon to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Avignon and Lyon is 1 hour and 5 minutes, with around 21 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Avignon and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Avignon to Lyon is 51 minutes.

How much does the train from Avignon to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Avignon to Lyon can start from as little as $11.03 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Avignon to Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Avignon to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Avignon to Lyon each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Avignon to Lyon leave?

The first train from Avignon to Lyon leaves at 06:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Avignon to Lyon leave?

The last train from Avignon to Lyon leaves at 20:51. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Avignon and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Avignon to Lyon cover a distance of around 126 miles (202 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Avignon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Avignon to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/10/2022 for travel on 12/10/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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