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 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.
The average journey time between St-Étienne Châteaucreux and Lyon is 48 minutes and the fastest journey time is 41 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 49 trains per day travelling from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon departs at 05:20. The last train from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon departs at 21:20. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 49 direct trains from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.