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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price $30.79
  2. 30 day advance $54.88
  3. 7 day advance $80.98
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    1hr 56m
  1. The fastest high-speed TGV trains from Lyon to Paris take a little under two hours for the 427-km journey. Trains run at least hourly on Europe’s first-ever high-speed rail route. The line from Lyon to Paris (called the LGV Sud-Est) was opened in 1981.

    The high-speed route is usually served by double-deck TGV Duplex trains, so book a seat on the upper deck for the best views. The journey from Lyon to Paris has a touch of drama. The route sweeps north, dashing through the vineyards of Burgundy before cutting through the hills to reach the chalklands of the Paris Basin.

    Bookings normally open three months prior to travel, but for the peak summer season Loco2 can sometimes sell tickets four months in advance. This is a prime business route, so it is worth booking early for the cheapest tickets.

    If the idea of such speed doesn’t appeal, you can take the very scenic classic line from Lyon to Paris, using TER regional trains which leave from Part Dieu station in Lyon and take just over five hours to reach Paris Bercy.


    Lyon to Paris

    Every day, about 20 direct TGVs – usually double-deck TGV Duplex trains – leave Lyon for Paris. Within little more than an hour you swap the soft contours of Burgundy vineyards for the suburbs of Paris. All TGV services from Paris serve Lyon Part Dieu station. Most also stop at Lyon-Perrache which is more convenient for the heart of the old city. Arrival in Paris is at the Gare de Lyon.

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Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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