Route overview
Avg. journey time5h 12m
Trains per day4
Fare range€15-€271
Train operatorseurolines_france, flixbus, idbus, isilines,
First & last trains
First train departs at04:56
Last train departs at18:03
Fastest journey
Fastest route4h 24m
Origin StationNantes
Destination StationLyon

Train times for Mon 26 Feb

4h 36mDirect
5h 29m2 changes
4h 27mDirect
5h 18m2 changes
4h 54m2 changes

Everything you need to know about your train journey

Information included in this video is correct as of 10/12/16

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Nantes to Lyon start at €95.83 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

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What is the minimum price of a ticket from Nantes to Lyon?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Nantes to Lyon is €15. To buy train tickets from Nantes to Lyon for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

How long does it take to travel from Nantes to Lyon by train?

The average journey time between Nantes and Lyon is 5 hours and 12 minutes and the fastest journey time is 4 hours and 24 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 18 trains per day travelling from Nantes to Lyon. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Nantes to Lyon?

The first train from Nantes to Lyon departs at 04:56. The last train from Nantes to Lyon departs at 18:03. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Nantes and Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nantes to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Nantes to Lyon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

How do I get back to Nantes?

By train, of course. See trains from Lyon to Nantes.

  • *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 Nantes to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/02/2018. 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 27/11/2017 for travel on 27/11/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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