Looking to travel from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 3 hours 26 minutes to travel from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 48 minutes though. You'll usually find 25 trains per day running along the 254 miles (408 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Paris Gare de Lyon. Trains on this route are usually operated by either TGV or SNCF. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon start from €16.10 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
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It takes an average of 3h 26m to travel from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon by train, over a distance of around 254 miles (408 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €16.10 when you book in advance.
Paris Gare de Lyon
From 2h 48m
254 miles (408 km)
25 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
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).
In Second Class, TGV INOUI allows you to travel comfortably while enjoying the onboard services, such as free WiFi, power sockets and more.
Want to travel in style? Upgrade to First Class and you’ll enjoy all the benefits of Second Class as well as some additional perks.
On TGV INOUI services, there's no weight limit for your luggage - you can travel your way! However, remember that your suitcases, overnight bags and rucksacks can't be larger than 130 x 90 cm, and you must be able to carry them and store them in the dedicated luggage racks on board by yourself. All luggage must be labelled before being stored.
All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar carriage offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in carriage 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer to whet your appetite.
TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.
Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.
If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand luggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.
Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a lead. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.
For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).
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 St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon 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!
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.
The average journey time by train between St-Étienne Châteaucreux and Paris Gare de Lyon is 3 hours and 26 minutes, with around 25 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 St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon is 2 hours and 48 minutes.
Train ticket prices from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon can start from as little as €16.10 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 21:20. 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 St-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon cover a distance of around 254 miles (408 km) during the journey.