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Traveling from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon by train

Looking to travel from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 11 hours 10 minutes to travel from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 7 hours 14 minutes though. You'll usually find 3 trains per day running along the 23 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 3 changes during the journey to Paris Gare de Lyon, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with TGV, SNCF or OUIGO on your way to Paris Gare de Lyon, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon start from $198.25 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 Paris Gare de Lyon by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon by train

It takes an average of 11h 10m to travel from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon by train, over a distance of around 14 miles (23 km). There are normally 3 trains per day traveling from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $198.25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 14m
PriceFrom $198.25
Distance14 miles (23 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
First train08:59
Last train21:13
Departure stationParis Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2
Arrival stationParis Gare de Lyon
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus

TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and TER trains from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon

You can travel from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon on TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and TER 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.

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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.

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Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

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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.

Cheap train tickets from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon

The price of train tickets from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon starts at $198.25 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de 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.
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FAQs for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon

Want to know more about your journey from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 and Paris Gare de Lyon is 11 hours and 10 minutes, with around 3 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 and Paris Gare de Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon is 7 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon can start from as little as $198.25 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon?

No, there are no direct train services from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon. Travelling from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon leave?

The first train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 08:59. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon leave?

The last train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 21:13. 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 and Paris Gare de Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon cover a distance of around 14 miles (23 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) T2 to Paris Gare de Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for . 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 09/15/2022 for travel on 09/15/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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