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Sens to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 4h 27m to travel from Sens to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 183 miles (295 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Sens to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €21 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 24m
Price€21 - €121.60
Distance183 miles (295 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
Departure stationSens
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF

Sens to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Sens to Lyon for Dienstag 3. Nov. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:29 12:56 3h 27m, 1 change
10:30 14:56 4h 26m, 1 change
14:28 18:01 3h 33m, 1 change
14:30 18:44 4h 14m, direct
14:45 18:34 3h 49m, 1 change
15:35 19:34 3h 59m, 1 change
16:28 19:56 3h 28m, 1 change
16:32 20:44 4h 12m, direct
16:45 20:34 3h 49m, 1 change
17:30 20:58 3h 28m, 1 change

TER and SNCF trains from Sens to Lyon

You can travel from Sens to Lyon on TER and 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.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Sens to Lyon

Train tickets from Sens to Lyon start at €21 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 €90.19.
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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 Sens to Lyon 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 Sens 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 Sens to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Sens and Lyon is 4 hours and 27 minutes, with around 21 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 Sens and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Sens to Lyon is 3 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Sens to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Sens to Lyon can start from as little as €21 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 Sens to Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Sens to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Sens to Lyon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Sens to Lyon leaves at 05:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Sens to Lyon leaves at 21:29. 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 Sens and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Sens to Lyon cover a distance of around 183 miles (295 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Sens.
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 Sens to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/11/2020. 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 26/10/2020 for travel on 18/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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