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Journey timeFrom 1h 18m
Price$17.33 - $138.64
Distance218km (135 miles)
Frequency9 trains per day
Departure stationNîmes
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Nîmes to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nîmes to Lyon for Tuesday 19th Nov 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:0008:201h 20m, direct
07:2509:542h 29m, 2 changes
07:2510:403h 15m, 1 change
09:2610:501h 24m, direct
10:2211:441h 22m, direct
12:0113:201h 19m, direct
12:2813:501h 22m, direct
14:0015:221h 22m, direct
15:2716:501h 23m, direct
17:3019:011h 31m, direct

TGV, SNCF and Renfe-SNCF trains from Nîmes to Lyon

You can travel from Nîmes to Lyon on TGV, SNCF and Renfe-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.

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).

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

Cheap train tickets from Nîmes to Lyon

Train tickets from Nîmes 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 €55.61.
lowest price found
from15
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price47.33
on the day
avg. single price55.61

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 Nîmes 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 Nîmes 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 Nîmes to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Nîmes and Lyon is 1 hour and 47 minutes, with around 13 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 Nîmes and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nîmes to Lyon is 1 hour and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Nîmes to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Nîmes 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 Nîmes to Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nîmes to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Nîmes to Lyon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Nîmes to Lyon leaves at 05:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nîmes to Lyon leaves at 20:35. 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 Nîmes and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Nîmes to Lyon cover a distance of around 218km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Nîmes. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Nîmes 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 Nîmes to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 19/11/2019. 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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