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Bordeaux to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 9h 57m to travel from Bordeaux to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 271 miles (436 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Bordeaux to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 46m
PriceFrom €30
Distance271 miles (436 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train05:59
Last train21:20
Departure stationBordeaux
Arrival stationLyon
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, ALSA, BlaBlaBus

Bordeaux to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bordeaux to Lyon for dinsdag 5de oktober 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:34 12:20 6h 46m, 1 change
07:34 14:50 7h 16m, 1 change
07:59 16:52 8h 53m, 1 change
08:05 15:48 7h 43m, 3 changes
09:34 17:50 8h 16m, 2 changes
12:02 18:52 6h 50m, 1 change
13:34 21:02 7h 28m, 2 changes
17:34 07:28 13h 54m, 1 change
18:25 10:22 15h 57m, 4 changes
20:02 10:52 14h 50m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Bordeaux to Lyon starts at €30 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 Bordeaux 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 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Bordeaux and Lyon is 9 hours and 57 minutes, with around 12 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 Bordeaux and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bordeaux to Lyon is 6 hours and 46 minutes.

How much does the train from Bordeaux to Lyon cost?

Train ticket prices from Bordeaux to Lyon can start from as little as €30 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bordeaux to Lyon?

No, there are no direct train services from Bordeaux to Lyon. Travelling from Bordeaux to Lyon by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Bordeaux to Lyon leaves at 05:59. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bordeaux to Lyon leaves at 21:20. 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 Bordeaux and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Bordeaux to Lyon cover a distance of around 271 miles (436 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Bordeaux. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bordeaux 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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bordeaux to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/05/2021. 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 10/05/2021 for travel on 10/05/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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