Paris Gare de Lyon

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On the rightenter your departure (Paris gare de Lyon), destination and travel date, then click the ‘Find trains‘ button and you will receive real time schedules, best price options, travel times and you’ll be able to make a secure reservation online.

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Below, click on the link for your home country to see information in your language and check Real Time Schedules, Prices and Travel Times and make A SECURE PURCHASE.

France and European City to City Train Tickets:

Train travel to and from the Paris gare de Lyon train station offers you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient rail service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside.

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Train Passes:

If you are a couple or more people and travelling by train on 3 different days or more (from Paris Gare de Lyon or any other French or European train station) in one or a few European countries then buying a European Rail Pass could be to your budgetary advantage compared to ‘point-to-point’ tickets. Click below to see Rail Pass options (Rail Passes can not be purchased in European countries, only overseas.):

USA – Argentina – Australia – Brazil – Canada – GCC Countries – Hong Kong – India – Israel – Japan-Jp – Mexico, Central America, Caribbean – New Zealand – Singapore – South Africa – Rest of the world (English) – Rest of the world (Español) – 中国 – 香港 – 日本 – 한국 – 新加坡

Seat Reservations:

USA – UK – Rest of World. Already have a Rail Pass? You must also have a seat reservation from Paris Gare de Lyon on Cross-border trains (ICE, Thalys, Eurostar, TGV Lyria, France Italy…), High speed trains (TGV…), a majority of Intercite and night trains. Simply jump aboard other trains and take any seat with your validated Rail Pass.

Groups of 10+:

USA – UK – Rest of World. Direct contact with a multi-lingual rail consultant for special group rates for ten or more travelers from Paris Gare de Lyon: Think about family, friends, cruise excursions and anything else from pilgrimages to  Scouts. Study groups to sports teams including concert travel, social and corporate groups. Plenty bonus discounts included for local transport and museum passes. For a groups of sleepers and seats together, reserve well in advance for peace of mind.

France and Europe organized Rail Tours:

No hassle adventure with truly personalized service. All in one package for rail transfers, top-notch hotels and meals. An tour manager in your language and experienced local guides make your vacation a never to-be-forgotten experience. Whatever your taste, Rail Tours has something for you train excursions: Festivals, Short Breaks and Carnivals. For history buffs it’s Cities, Sights and Battlefields. For the ecology, relaxed types: Lakes and Mountains. Plenty of other possibilities: New Year and other Holidays and follow your Special Interest. Talk to an agent now, via this link.

The earlier you book (60-90 days before travel) the better and cheaper the options, not to mention your peace of mind knowing your train travel plans have been settled with a trustworthy, 75 years of experience, company that serves over 5 million customers a year.

Gare de Lyon is just less than 3 miles (just over 4½ km) south of Gare du Nord, towards the south east of Paris.

The station is the terminal for high-speed TGV services to the south of France, Switzerland and Italy. It also serves regional trains, RER lines A and D, plus Metro lines 1 and 14.

To get here from your Eurostar train at Gare du Nord, just travel two stops on RER line D towards Melun/Malesherbes.

Gare de Lyon was built for the 1900 World Expo and its architecture is a classic of the era. Visitors from the UK will be particularly tickled by the Big Ben-style clock tower.

The modernisation that was necessary to accommodate high-speed TGV trains thankfully left the impressive exterior intact.

Luggage Storage

Automatic left luggage:
06.15 – 22.00 every day

Manual left luggage:
06.15 – 22.00 every day

Your ultimate personal Baggage Service: You’re met immediately on arrival at the gare de Lyon train station and your baggage is collected on arrival and delivered to your hotel or stored so you and instantly start enjoying Paris, baggage free. You baggage is delivered to your departure train if you’re only in Paris for the day or wherever you decide.

Lost & Found

Every day: 09.00 – 17.00
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 33 67 22

If you lose or find something. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Call: +33 (0) 8 92 35 35 35 (24/7 8am – 8pm indicate your lost property) In France 36 35 (cost: 0,40 € / minute) #22
  2. Via the web: you need to create an account. In French but understandable
  3. In a station: Details here scroll to end of page

Your lost property is registered and information is available online for one month. Cost of 5€ or 10€ to claim your object.

Facilities for the Disabled

Assistance Voyageurs Handicapés
+33 (0)890 640 650
13:15-20:30 Monday-Sunday & Bank Holidays
Location: Level 0 in front of track P

If you require assistance boarding you should turn up 30 minutes before your train leaves. Wheelchairs and boarding ramps are also available if required.

Gare de Lyon has everything you might need before your trip to the south of France. There’s an extensive selection of shops and eating-places – the station’s almost a destination in itself.


You’re spoilt for choice if you want to eat and drink at Gare de Lyon. As well as numerous places to grab a snack or a coffee, there’s a world-famous restaurant that makes the station worth visiting even if you’re not catching a train!

Le Train Bleu restaurant, found on the main concourse, has served excellent food in lavish Art Nouveau-style surroundings since 1900. It’s not cheap but then you’re paying for a truly memorable experience.

Telephones and Wifi available in this station.

Grand Voyageur‘ lounge:
Level -1, Salle Méditerranée, extension Chalon
06.30 – 20.00 Monday – Friday

Waiting room:
Level 0
06.00 – 22.30 every day

Banks and currency exchange:
You’ll find a currency exchange on Level 0, in the Fresco Gallery.
07.45 – 22.00 every day


Getting to the station

A large number of taxi firms serve both Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon.

Bus 65 runs between Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon.

It’s only two stops on RER Line D between Gare du Nord/Magenta and Gare de Lyon. The journey takes around 20 minutes. To travel by Metro involves a time-consuming change of lines.

Getting to and from the city center
On foot:
From Gare de Lyon to the Louvre is a roughly 2½-mile (4 km) walk.

There are a large number of taxi firms that operate from the station. Go to Place Louis Armand (ground level), Rue de Bercy (level –1) or extension Chalon (level –2).

The station is well served by several bus routes, providing access to all areas of the city.

Gare de Lyon is on Metro lines 1 and 14. Both run into the the city center hub of Châtelet station.

Paris gare de Lyon Tourist Information

Gare de Lyon Train Station has no tourist kiosk. You can obtain tourist information about what’s going on, things to do, exhibitions, events … here:

Tourist Office


Telephone: + 33 (0)1 49 52 42 63

Tourist Activities

See Paris from with the hop-on-hop-off OpenTour Bus. Visit at your own pace. All the highlights of Paris around 9 stops. Runs every day and includes a free 1 hour walking tour from St Michel which includes Notre Dame, Louvre, Palais Royal… a personal viewpoint.

The ultimate personalized tour of France. From biking to hiking to wine and gourmet tours you’re pampered and taken care of from start to finish. The no worries, no organization, it’s all taken care of for you vacation. Just sit back and enjoy.


Accommodation around the gare de Lyon train station

This is where you’ll find that gem at the right price for you.

Backpacker Paradise in the heart of Paris in the Latin Quarter, at Republique, Belleville or the gare du Nord. Very reasonable rates, fantastic cleanliness, all rated 8.4-8.7 by thousands of happy visitors.

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Transport options at the Paris gare de Lyon train station

Local Transport

There are buses and taxis at the exit of the station.

Shuttle service

Your personalized shuttle service. Met on arrival at the head of your train with this door-to-door service. Avoid taxi lines and hauling luggage around. Reasonable rates, ideal groups (even 50 people), small kids and bulky equipment.

Car Rental

At the Gare de LyonTrain Station there are limited possibilities to rent a car. You can rent a car online and have it ready and waiting for you on arrival.

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Car Parking

Plenty of car parking is available nearby. You can be assured of a spot by securely reserving a spot online.

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