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Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand by train

It takes an average of 2h 28m to travel from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand by train, over a distance of around 84 miles (135 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 16m
Price€10 - €73.10
Distance84 miles (135 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
Departure stationLyon
Arrival stationClermont-Ferrand
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand for Thursday 28th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
11:38 Lyon Part-Dieu14:05 Clermont-FerrandTER 75734 SNCF Get tickets2h 27m, direct
14:38 Lyon Part-Dieu17:05 Clermont-FerrandTER 75736 SNCF Get tickets2h 27m, direct
15:34 Lyon Part-Dieu18:21 Clermont-FerrandIntercités 4506 SNCF Get tickets2h 47m, 1 change
16:38 Lyon Part-Dieu19:05 Clermont-FerrandTER 75740 SNCF Get tickets2h 27m, direct
17:38 Lyon Part-Dieu20:05 Clermont-FerrandTER 75742 SNCF Get tickets2h 27m, direct
18:38 Lyon Part-Dieu21:05 Clermont-FerrandTER 75744 SNCF Get tickets2h 27m, direct
11:38 Lyon Part-Dieu14:05 Clermont-FerrandIntercités 5526 SNCF Get tickets2h 27m, direct
14:38 Lyon Part-Dieu17:05 Clermont-FerrandTER 75736 SNCF Get tickets2h 27m, direct
15:34 Lyon Part-Dieu18:21 Clermont-FerrandIntercités 4506 SNCF Get tickets2h 47m, 1 change
16:38 Lyon Part-Dieu19:05 Clermont-FerrandTER 75740 SNCF Get tickets2h 27m, direct

TER, SNCF and Intercités trains from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand

You can travel from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand 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 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.

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand

Train tickets from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand start at €10 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 €37.34.
lowest price found
from10
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price35.15
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price36.19
on the day
avg. single price37.34

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 Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand 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 Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand? 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 Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand is 2 hours and 28 minutes, with around 9 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 Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand is 2 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand can start from as little as €10 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 Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand leave?

The first train from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand leaves at 06:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand leave?

The last train from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand leaves at 20:38. 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 Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand cover a distance of around 84 miles (135 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand.
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 Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand for a typical week day using timetable data for 28/05/2020. 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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