gare de lyon station

This GARE DE LYON TRAIN STATION GUIDE (and subway) will help you to move around Paris and you will have all the information about destinations, ticket prices, transport from the station, shops and much more. Keep reading!

Info about Gare de Lyon station

It’s one of the 3 stations with most passengers in France and Europe, the Gare de Lyon is located on the north side of the River Seine. It’s famously known for the Train Bleu restaurant that is just an amazing experience in itself.

It was built during 1855. However, in 1871 the station caught fire and got completely burnt. It was then built again from scratch and it is a piece of marvelous architecture.

In the station, there is a huge clock tower and a landmark location for the locals of Paris. While you are there, don’t just swift through. Look around and take in the magnificent beauty of this station.

Gare de Lyon train station connections

It heads towards many known places and mostly towards the southeast part of Paris and then out of the city. The trains depart to these following locations:

SNCF – TGV Lyria train

  • Geneve, Switzerland
  • Zürich, Switzerland


  • Annecy
  • Grenoble
  • Dijon
  • Mulhouse
  • Laroche Miggenes
  • Chambery

Thello train

    • Venezia, Italy


  • Marseille
  • Lyon-PCHE
  • Saint Etienne
  • Toulon
  • Montpellier
  • Perpignan
trains from gare de lyon

RER trains (Réseau express régional)

  • Line A (red) – St-Germain or Cergy or Poissy to Boissy or MLV Chessy

You should use RER A for travel to Disneyland from Gare de Lyon. The duration of the journey is about 50 minutes and the price of the ticket is € 7.60. If you visit Paris with children this is a mandatory stop.

  • Line D (green) – Creil or Orry-la-Ville to Melun or Corbeil or Malesherbes
RER A Paris
RER D Paris

Gare de Lyon metro station connections

  • Line 1 (yellow) – La Défense / Château de Vincennes
  • Line 14 (purple) – Saint-Lazare / Olympiades
Map Metro Line 1 Paris

Train and Metro Tickets in Paris

Tickets are valid for RER, SNCF trains and subway. The price of the ticket is 1.90€ per trip, although you can buy a 10-trip ticket for 14.90€ (-4.10€ discount). You can buy them at any Parisian station.

Others transport options in Gare de Lyon


Line 20: Gare de Lyon, Gare Saint Lazare

Line 24: Gare Saint Lazare

Line 29: Gare Saint Lazare

Line 61: Gare d’Austerlitz

Line 65: Gare d’Austerlitz

Line 91: Gare de Montparnasse

gare de lyon bus


There is a taxi rank located outside the Gare de Lyon.

Rental Car in Gare de Lyon (Paris)

You can hire a car to get around Paris. We have made you a selection of the most famous and best rated car rental companies in France (links to officials websites):

europcar gare du nord
hertz gare du nord
sixt gare du nord
alamo gare du nord
Avis rent a car Paris
Enterprise rent-a-car
enterprise rent a car

Transport options from Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)

If you have to go to the airports, then you can do that from paris lyon station.

If you want to head to the Charles de Gaulle airport you can take the Air France Coach that heads out after every thirty minutes.

It cost 17€ (30€ return) and the transfer duration is around 1,15h

Station services and places to eat

It is famous for the Train Bleu Restaurant and you undoubtedly don’t want to miss out on this food experience while you wait. Other options are:

  • Big Ben Bar
  • Upper Crust
  • Eat Me
  • France Café
  • Spiga

Apart from these eateries, if you want to get away from the noise then you can sit in the Grand Voyager Lounge that is available for first-class ticket holders. However, if you are not, then the Big Ben Bar is a great quiet place to grab a quick bite and relax.

There are also restrooms and showers inside the station that you can use if you don’t have enough time. They also have lockers that are operated through coins. It operates from 4:30 am to 1:30 am every single day, even on public holidays!

Hotels near paris lyon train station

There are many hotel options to choose from at Gare de Lyon. We leave you our recommendation of hotels for their rated (from more expensive to cheaper):

  • Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon
  • Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon
  • Hotel Parisianer
  • Hotel Locomo
  • Hotel ibis Paris Gare de Lyon Diderot 12ème
  • Hôtel Terminus Lyon
hotels near gare de lyon