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How to travel from Lyon to Avignon TGV by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Lyon to Avignon TGV? Look no further.

You'll usually find 16 trains per day running between Lyon and Avignon TGV, which usually take 1 hour 9 minutes to complete the 205 km journey. It can take as little as 50 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with TGV, SNCF or OUIGO, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Lyon to Avignon TGV if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $11.07. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Lyon to Avignon TGV by train

It takes an average of 1h 9m to travel from Lyon to Avignon TGV by train, over a distance of around 128 miles (205 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Lyon to Avignon TGV and tickets for this journey start from $11.09 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 50m
PriceFrom $11.09
Distance128 miles (205 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train06:28
Last train22:06
Departure stationLyon
Arrival stationAvignon TGV
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTGV Lyria, OUIGO, SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus

Lyon to Avignon TGV train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Avignon TGV for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:14 10:20 2h 6m, 1 change
09:36 10:52 1h 16m, direct
10:40 11:45 1h 5m, direct
12:10 13:25 1h 15m, direct
13:06 14:09 1h 3m, direct
13:37 14:27 50m, direct
15:08 16:12 1h 4m, direct
16:06 17:07 1h 1m, direct
17:06 18:08 1h 2m, direct
18:00 19:06 1h 6m, direct

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

You can travel from Lyon to Avignon TGV on TGV, OUIGO, SNCF and TGV Lyria 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.

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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.

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).

PhotoChabe01, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Avignon TGV

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Avignon TGV starts at $11.09 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 TGV 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 TGV

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

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Avignon TGV is 1 hour and 9 minutes, with around 16 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 TGV by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Avignon TGV is 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Avignon TGV cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Avignon TGV can start from as little as $11.09 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 TGV?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Avignon TGV without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Lyon to Avignon TGV 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 TGV leave?

The first train from Lyon to Avignon TGV leaves at 06:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Avignon TGV leaves at 22:06. 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 TGV by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Avignon TGV cover a distance of around 128 miles (205 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Avignon TGV to Lyon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lyon to Avignon TGV for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 12/14/2022 for travel on 12/14/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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