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Journey timeFrom 50m
Price$17.59 - $115.77
Distance202km (126 miles)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationAvignon
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Avignon to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Avignon to Lyon for domingo 20º oct. 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
18:2819:331h 05m, directTGV INOUI 6802SNCF
19:3920:501h 11m, directTGV INOUI 5184SNCF
20:5122:001h 09m, directTGV INOUI 6806SNCF
06:2908:171h 48m, directTGV INOUI 6194SNCF
07:1108:241h 13m, directTGV INOUI 5065SNCF
08:5109:541h 03m, directTGV INOUI 9582SNCF
09:1410:241h 10m, directTGV INOUI 5370SNCF
10:2111:281h 07m, directTGV INOUI 6814SNCF
12:2013:241h 04m, directTGV INOUI 5368SNCF
12:5213:541h 02m, directTGV INOUI 9866SNCF

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

You can travel from Avignon to Lyon 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 320 km/h. All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and removable shelves. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with more flexible train tickets 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 Avignon to Lyon

Train tickets from Avignon to Lyon start at €15 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €48.12.
lowest price found
from15
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price41.69
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price45.68
on the day
avg. single price48.12

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 Avignon to 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 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Avignon and Lyon is 1 hour and 20 minutes, with around 17 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 Avignon and Lyon by train?

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

How much does the train from Avignon to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Avignon to Lyon can start from as little as €15 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 Avignon to Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Avignon to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Avignon to Lyon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Avignon to Lyon leaves at 06:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Avignon to Lyon leaves at 20:51. 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 Avignon and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Avignon to Lyon cover a distance of around 202km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Avignon. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Avignon to Lyon.
*Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Avignon to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 20/10/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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