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Valence TGV to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 2h 01m to travel from Valence TGV to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 54 miles (87 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Valence TGV to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 33m
Price€15 - €84.40
Distance54 miles (87 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
Departure stationValence TGV
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Renfe-SNCF

Valence TGV to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valence TGV to Lyon for Saturday 5th Dec 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:37 Valence TGV12:40 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17512 SNCF Get tickets2h 03m, 1 change
12:29 Valence TGV13:10 Lyon Part-DieuAVE 9738 SNCF Get tickets41m, direct
13:07 Valence TGV14:40 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96634 SNCF Get tickets1h 33m, 1 change
13:38 Valence TGV15:40 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17520 SNCF Get tickets2h 02m, 1 change
14:39 Valence TGV16:40 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17522 SNCF Get tickets2h 01m, 1 change
15:37 Valence TGV17:20 Lyon PerracheTER 17524 SNCF Get tickets1h 43m, 1 change
16:37 Valence TGV18:40 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17528 SNCF Get tickets2h 03m, 1 change
17:39 Valence TGV19:20 Lyon PerracheTER 17530 SNCF Get tickets1h 41m, 1 change
17:54 Valence TGV19:40 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17361 SNCF Get tickets1h 46m, 1 change
19:15 Valence TGV19:53 Lyon Part-DieuTGV INOUI 6873 SNCF Get tickets38m, direct

TGV, TER, SNCF and Renfe-SNCF trains from Valence TGV to Lyon

You can travel from Valence TGV to Lyon on TGV, TER, SNCF and Renfe-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.

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).

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

Cheap train tickets from Valence TGV to Lyon

Train tickets from Valence TGV to Lyon start at €15 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 €25.30.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price19.54
on the day
avg. single price25.30

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 Valence TGV 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 Valence TGV 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 Valence TGV to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Valence TGV and Lyon is 2 hours and 1 minute, with around 17 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 Valence TGV and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Valence TGV to Lyon is 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Valence TGV to Lyon cost?

Train ticket prices from Valence TGV to Lyon can start from as little as €15 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 Valence TGV to Lyon?

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

What time does the first train from Valence TGV to Lyon leave?

The first train from Valence TGV to Lyon leaves at 05:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Valence TGV to Lyon leave?

The last train from Valence TGV to Lyon leaves at 22:25. 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 Valence TGV and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Valence TGV to Lyon cover a distance of around 54 miles (87 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Valence TGV.
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 Valence TGV to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/12/2020. 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 30/11/2020 for travel on 27/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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