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Taking the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord in 8 hours 40 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 12 hours 45 minutes to travel the 3 miles (4 km) from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord by train, although you can get there in as little as 8 hours 40 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 6 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 4 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either Thalys, ICE or DB. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord start from €269.00 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Paris Gare du Nord? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord by train

It takes an average of 12h 45m to travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord by train, over a distance of around 3 miles (4 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord and tickets for this journey start from €269 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 40m
PriceFrom €269
Distance3 miles (4 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
First train06:46
Last train19:46
Departure stationParis Gare de Lyon
Arrival stationParis Gare du Nord
Changes4 changes
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn

Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord for Tuesday 2nd August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:46 17:53 12h 7m, 5 changes
09:46 18:26 8h 40m, 5 changes
09:46 19:16 9h 30m, 4 changes
11:46 21:31 9h 45m, 4 changes
13:46 08:26 18h 40m, 5 changes
18:46 12:38 17h 52m, 4 changes

Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord

You can travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord on Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Cheap train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord

The price of train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord starts at €269 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord 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.

§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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord? 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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord take?

The average journey time by train between Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare du Nord is 12 hours and 45 minutes, with around 6 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 Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare du Nord by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord is 8 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord can start from as little as €269 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord?

No, there are no direct train services from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord. Travelling from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

What time does the first train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord leave?

The first train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord leaves at 06:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord leave?

The last train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord leaves at 19:46. 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 Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare du Nord by train?

Trains travelling from Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord cover a distance of around 3 miles (4 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris Gare du Nord to Paris Gare de 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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/02/2022. 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 05/08/2022 for travel on 05/08/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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