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Toulouse to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 6h 16m to travel from Toulouse to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 224 miles (360 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Toulouse to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 09m
Price€29 - €318.20
Distance224 miles (360 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationToulouse
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Toulouse to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Toulouse to Lyon for domenica 9º ago 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:41 Toulouse Matabiau11:53 Lyon Part-DieuTGV INOUI 6871 SNCF Get tickets4h 12m, direct
08:46 Toulouse Matabiau14:17 Lyon St-Exupéry TGVIntercités 4655 SNCF Get tickets5h 31m, 3 changes
08:46 Toulouse Matabiau15:29 Lyon Part-DieuIntercités 4655 SNCF Get tickets6h 43m, 1 change
09:18 Toulouse Matabiau15:29 Lyon Part-DieuTER 86973 SNCF Get tickets6h 11m, 3 changes
09:33 Toulouse Matabiau15:29 Lyon Part-DieuTER 21673 SNCF Get tickets5h 56m, 4 changes
10:46 Toulouse Matabiau15:50 Lyon Part-DieuIntercités 4657 SNCF Get tickets5h 04m, 1 change
11:18 Toulouse Matabiau16:54 Lyon Part-DieuTER 86975 SNCF Get tickets5h 36m, 2 changes
12:46 Toulouse Matabiau17:24 Lyon Part-DieuIntercités 4659 SNCF Get tickets4h 38m, 2 changes
12:46 Toulouse Matabiau18:20 Lyon Part-DieuIntercités 4659 SNCF Get tickets5h 34m, 1 change
13:15 Toulouse Matabiau18:20 Lyon Part-DieuTER 86977 SNCF Get tickets5h 05m, 2 changes

TGV and SNCF trains from Toulouse to Lyon

You can travel from Toulouse to Lyon on TGV 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

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 Toulouse to Lyon

Train tickets from Toulouse to Lyon start at €29 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 €111.76.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price91.27
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price92.63
on the day
avg. single price111.76

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 Toulouse 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 Toulouse 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 Toulouse to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Toulouse and Lyon is 6 hours and 16 minutes, with around 12 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 Toulouse and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Toulouse to Lyon is 4 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Toulouse to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Toulouse to Lyon can start from as little as €29 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 Toulouse to Lyon?

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

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

The first train from Toulouse to Lyon leaves at 07:41. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Toulouse to Lyon leaves at 20:46. 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 Toulouse and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Toulouse to Lyon cover a distance of around 224 miles (360 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Toulouse. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Toulouse to 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.
 / 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 Toulouse to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 03/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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