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Lyon to Nancy by train

It takes an average of 9h 59m to travel from Lyon to Nancy by train, over a distance of around 211 miles (340 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Nancy and tickets for this journey start from $43.43 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 50m
Price$43.43 - $281.91
Distance211 miles (340 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
Departure stationLyon
Arrival stationNancy
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, SNCF

Lyon to Nancy train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Nancy for Tuesday Mar 2nd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:00 04:04 6h 4m, 1 change
11:10 04:56 5h 46m, direct
11:14 04:56 5h 42m, 3 changes
01:15 06:56 5h 41m, 1 change
03:54 08:44 4h 50m, 1 change
04:55 08:30 15h 35m, 3 changes
05:14 06:22 13h 8m, 5 changes
06:16 08:22 14h 6m, 5 changes
06:49 08:22 13h 33m, 6 changes
06:49 08:44 13h 55m, 3 changes

TGV and SNCF trains from Lyon to Nancy

You can travel from Lyon to Nancy on TGV 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.

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 Nancy

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Nancy starts at $43.43 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.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$91.27
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$99.01
on the day
avg. single price$107.58

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 Nancy 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Nancy

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

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Nancy is 9 hours and 59 minutes, with around 14 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 Nancy by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Nancy is 4 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Nancy cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Nancy can start from as little as $43.43 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 Nancy?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Nancy without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Lyon to Nancy 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 Nancy leave?

The first train from Lyon to Nancy leaves at 11:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Nancy leaves at 10:00. 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 Nancy by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Nancy cover a distance of around 211 miles (340 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nancy to Lyon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lyon to Nancy for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/02/2021. 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 02/15/2021 for travel on 01/19/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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