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Lyon to Avignon by train

From lovely Lyon to alluring Avignon, this train route is all about the best of France! Maybe neither of these destinations have occurred to you as a fabulous French escape, but trust us, they’re well worth the visit. Plus, they’re less than an hour apart by train, so you’ll not have the opportunity to see two uniquely lovely parts of France, you’ll also get to travel by French train, now just how tres chic is that?

TGV high-speed trains (First and Second Class options, free Wi-Fi), OUIGO (high-speed, low cost, free power socket access) and TER (Transport Express Régional) trains serve this route, with the latter being happily pet-friendly too. You’ll be on board for less than an hour before arriving at Avignon. Perfectly bursting with picturesque historical sites, head for the Palais des Papes which dates back to the 14th century, or take a romantic stroll along the 12th-century bridge that crosses the Rhône. Explore France in true style with Trainline, just check out our journey info below!

Lyon to Avignon by train

It takes an average of 2h 42m to travel from Lyon to Avignon by train, over a distance of around 126 miles (202 km). There are normally 27 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Avignon and tickets for this journey start from $12.81 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 33m
PriceFrom $12.81
Distance126 miles (202 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train05:28
Last train20:20
Departure stationLyon
Arrival stationAvignon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, SNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Lyon to Avignon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Avignon for Tuesday May 25th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:10 13:18 2h 8m, 1 change
11:20 13:55 2h 35m, direct
12:10 13:43 1h 33m, 1 change
12:20 14:49 2h 29m, direct
13:06 14:43 1h 37m, 1 change
13:28 16:18 2h 50m, 1 change
15:20 18:05 2h 45m, direct
15:36 17:13 1h 37m, 1 change
16:06 17:43 1h 37m, 1 change
16:10 18:18 2h 8m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO, TER and SNCF trains from Lyon to Avignon

You can travel from Lyon to Avignon on TGV, 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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 Lyon to Avignon

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Avignon starts at $12.81 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 Lyon to Avignon 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 Lyon to Avignon

Want to know more about your journey from Lyon to Avignon? 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 Lyon to Avignon take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Avignon is 2 hours and 42 minutes, with around 27 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 Lyon and Avignon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Avignon is 1 hour and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Avignon cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Avignon can start from as little as $12.81 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 Lyon to Avignon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Avignon without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Lyon to Avignon each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Lyon to Avignon leaves at 05:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Avignon leaves at 20:20. 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 Lyon and Avignon by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Avignon 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 Avignon to Lyon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lyon to Avignon for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/25/2021. 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 09/10/2021 for travel on 09/10/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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