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Taking the train from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV in 30 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 3 hours 46 minutes to travel the 55 miles (89 km) from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV by train, although you can get there in as little as 30 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 5 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either TGV, SNCF or OUIGO. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV start from €10.00 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV by train

It takes an average of 3h 46m to travel from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV by train, over a distance of around 55 miles (89 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 30m
PriceFrom €10
Distance55 miles (89 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train08:43
Last train21:14
Departure stationValence
Arrival stationLyon St-Exupéry TGV
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, SNCF

Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV for Tuesday 14th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:43 08:13 30m, direct
12:48 15:21 2h 33m, 1 change
14:13 17:21 3h 8m, 1 change
16:48 19:21 2h 33m, 1 change
21:14 06:21 9h 7m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV

You can travel from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV on TGV, OUIGO 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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

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 Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV

The price of train tickets from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV starts at €10 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV 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 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.

§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 to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV? 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 to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV take?

The average journey time by train between Valence and Lyon St-Exupéry TGV is 3 hours and 46 minutes, with around 5 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 and Lyon St-Exupéry TGV by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV is 30 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV can start from as little as €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.

Is there a direct train from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV leaves at 08:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV leaves at 21:14. 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 and Lyon St-Exupéry TGV by train?

Trains travelling from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV cover a distance of around 55 miles (89 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon St-Exupéry TGV to Valence. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry 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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Valence to Lyon St-Exupéry TGV for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/14/2021. 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 11/30/2021 for travel on 11/30/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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