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Journey timeFrom 3h 32m
Price$17.42 - $254.87
Distance238km (148 miles)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationBourges
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Bourges to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bourges to Lyon for Tuesday 26th Nov 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:2911:445h 15m, 2 changes
06:2911:515h 22m, 1 change
09:4813:253h 37m, direct
13:4617:484h 02m, direct
15:0619:344h 28m, 2 changes
17:5621:283h 32m, direct
18:2607:4413h 18m, 2 changes
21:1609:0311h 47m, 1 change

TER, SNCF and Intercités trains from Bourges to Lyon

You can travel from Bourges to Lyon on TER, SNCF and Intercités 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.

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).

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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 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.

Cheap train tickets from Bourges to Lyon

Train tickets from Bourges 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 €84.66.
lowest price found
from15
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price69.22
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price82.14
on the day
avg. single price84.66

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

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 Bourges to Lyon by booking early.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

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.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

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!

Utiliza tu tarjeta de descuento al comprar tus billetes de tren

Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe 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 Bourges 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 Bourges to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Bourges and Lyon is 6 hours and 25 minutes, with around 8 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 Bourges and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bourges to Lyon is 3 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Bourges to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Bourges 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 Bourges to Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bourges to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Bourges to Lyon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

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

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

The last train from Bourges to Lyon leaves at 21:16. 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 Bourges and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Bourges to Lyon cover a distance of around 238km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Bourges. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bourges 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 Bourges to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/11/2019. 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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