The average train time from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville station is 2h 33m, although it takes just 1h 35m on the fastest TGV INOUI services. There are around 15 trains per day running from Paris to Dijon, 13 of which are direct.
Taking the train from Paris to Dijon is a popular travel choice with locals and tourists alike due to the high-speed TGV services operated by SNCF – the national train company in France. In just over an hour and a half, you can swap the hustle and bustle of the capital for the culinary delights of Dijon, whilst enjoying views of the French countryside from your wide comfortable seat. TGV trains have plenty of room for luggage, free WiFi, onboard food and drinks and a dedicated family area.
Once you arrive into Dijon, you can start exploring the local jardins, museums and pizzerias straight away.
If you’re ready to book, start a search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for FAQs and train timetables for Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville.
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.
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.
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).
TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).
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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Paris Gare de Lyon and Dijon Ville is 3 hours and 10 minutes, with around 17 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville is 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville can start from as little as €12 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville leaves at 06:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville leaves at 21:28. 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.
Trains travelling from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville cover a distance of around 162 miles (260 km) during the journey.