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How to travel from Vienne to Lyon by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Vienne to Lyon? Look no further.

There are around 25 trains per day running between Vienne and Lyon, which usually take 34 minutes to complete the 17 miles (28 km) journey. It can take as little as 19 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. You can reach Lyon by travelling on an SNCF service – the main train operator in France. You'll be travelling on either a TER or Intercités train during your journey, both of which offer comfortable seating and space for luggage.

You can save money on train tickets from Vienne to Lyon if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €5.00. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Vienne to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 34m to travel from Vienne to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 17 miles (28 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from Vienne to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 19m
PriceFrom €5
Distance17 miles (28 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
First train06:06
Last train21:21
Departure stationVienne
Arrival stationLyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF

Vienne to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienne to Lyon for Tuesday 2nd November 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:20 09:40 20m, direct
10:06 11:05 59m, 1 change
11:20 11:40 20m, direct
12:20 12:40 20m, direct
13:24 13:48 24m, direct
14:19 14:40 21m, direct
14:59 15:39 40m, 1 change
15:20 15:40 20m, direct
15:36 16:35 59m, 1 change
15:59 16:39 40m, 1 change

TER and SNCF trains from Vienne to Lyon

You can travel from Vienne to Lyon on TER 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.

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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).

Cheap train tickets from Vienne to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Vienne to Lyon starts at €5 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 Vienne 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 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 Vienne 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 Vienne to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Vienne and Lyon is 34 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Vienne and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Vienne to Lyon is 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Vienne to Lyon cost?

Train ticket prices from Vienne to Lyon can start from as little as €5 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 Vienne to Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienne to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Vienne 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 Vienne to Lyon leave?

The first train from Vienne to Lyon leaves at 06:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Vienne to Lyon leaves at 21:21. 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 Vienne and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Vienne to Lyon cover a distance of around 17 miles (28 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Vienne. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Vienne 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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Vienne to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/02/2021. 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 08/25/2021 for travel on 08/25/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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