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Travel from Lyon to Sète by train in 2 hours 11 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Lyon to Sète by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Lyon to Sète by train is 3 hours 47 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 11 minutes. You'll usually find 20 trains per day traveling the 277 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Sète. During your journey, you'll either be traveling with TGV or SNCF, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Book train tickets from Lyon to Sète in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $12.47. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Lyon to Sète by train

It takes an average of 3h 47m to travel from Lyon to Sète by train, over a distance of around 172 miles (277 km). There are normally 20 trains per day traveling from Lyon to Sète and tickets for this journey start from $12.47 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 2h 11m


172 miles (277 km)


20 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $12.47

Train and bus operators

SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus

Lyon to Sète train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Sète for Tuesday Mar 28th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:10 12:32 2h 22m, 1 change
11:10 13:51 2h 41m, 1 change
12:10 14:25 2h 15m, 1 change
13:10 16:10 3h 0m, 1 change
13:14 17:09 3h 55m, 1 change
13:37 17:09 3h 32m, 2 changes
14:20 17:31 3h 11m, 2 changes
15:32 17:45 2h 13m, 1 change
16:10 19:09 2h 59m, 1 change
17:10 19:21 2h 11m, direct

TGV and SNCF trains from Lyon to Sète

You can travel from Lyon to Sète 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).

TGV INOUI classes from Lyon to Sète

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI when traveling from Lyon to Sète.

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Sète

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Sète starts at $12.47 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 Sète 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 Sète

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

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Sète is 3 hours and 47 minutes, with around 20 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 Sète by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Sète is 2 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Sète cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Sète can start from as little as $12.47 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 Sète?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Sète without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Lyon to Sète 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 Sète leave?

The first train from Lyon to Sète leaves at 06:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Sète 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 Sète by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Sète cover a distance of around 172 miles (277 km) during the journey.

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