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How to travel from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache? Look no further.

There are around 24 trains per day running between Brussels Nord (North) and Lyon Perrache, which usually take 5 hours 6 minutes to complete the 354 miles (569 km) journey. It can take as little as 4 hours 16 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Lyon Perrache from Brussels Nord (North), you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. Hop on a train operated by either TGV or SNCF to reach your destination in no time. These train companies are the main operators of services on this route and run modern comfortable trains to make your journey as relaxing as possible.

You can save money on train tickets from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache if you book in advance. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache by train

First train

06:23

Last train

21:02

Departure station

Brussels Nord (North)

Arrival station

Lyon Perrache

Journey time

From 4h 16m

Distance

354 miles (569 km)

Frequency

24 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache for Tuesday 23rd April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:27 14:10 4h 43m, 4 changes
09:55 15:10 5h 15m, 2 changes
11:27 16:10 4h 43m, 4 changes
12:02 16:40 4h 38m, 2 changes
12:07 17:14 5h 7m, 4 changes
12:07 17:49 5h 42m, 2 changes
13:27 18:10 4h 43m, 4 changes
13:27 18:36 5h 9m, 2 changes
14:02 18:36 4h 34m, 2 changes
14:02 19:10 5h 8m, 2 changes

SNCF and TGV trains from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache

You can travel from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache on SNCF and TGV 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.

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).

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.

TGV INOUI classes from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI when travelling from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

On board TGV INOUI trains, you can take up to 2 pieces of luggage measuring no more than 70 x 90 x 50 cm, plus one hand luggage measuring no more than 40 x 30 x 15 cm. If you are bringing an XL baggage (maximum 90 x 130 cm), it will replace one of the two 70 x 90 x 50 cm pieces of luggage authorised.

All your luggage must be labelled before entering the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar carriage offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in carriage 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer to whet your appetite.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand luggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.

PetPetPets

Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a lead. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

Cheap train tickets from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache

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 Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache? 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 Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels Nord (North) and Lyon Perrache is 5 hours and 6 minutes, with around 24 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 Brussels Nord (North) and Lyon Perrache by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache is 4 hours and 16 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache?

No, there are no direct train services from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache. Travelling from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache leave?

The first train from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache leaves at 06:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache leave?

The last train from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache leaves at 21:02. 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 Brussels Nord (North) and Lyon Perrache by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels Nord (North) to Lyon Perrache cover a distance of around 354 miles (569 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon Perrache to Brussels Nord (North).

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