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Lyon to Orléans by train

The journey from Lyon to Orléans by train is 203.95 mi and takes 5 hr 0 min. There are 79 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:12 AM and the last at 9:04 PM. It is possible to travel from Lyon to Orléans by train for as little as $54.40 or as much as $124.60. The best price for this journey is $54.40.

Lowest Price$54.40
Journey Duration5 hr 0 min
Connection per Day79
Lowest Price$54.40
Highest Price$124.60
First Departure6:12 AM
Last Departure9:04 PM
Distance203.95 mi
DepartureLyon
ArrivalOrléans
CarriersINTERCITÉS, TERMore

Lyon to Orléans Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024

Traveling by train: Lyon to Orléans

The average duration of a train journey from Lyon to Orléans is 5 hr 0 min. There are approximately 79 trains connecting Lyon and Orléans per day. The cheapest train ticket from Lyon to Orléans costs around $54.40.

If you're traveling from Lyon to Orléans by train, you'll depart from Lyon-Part-Dieu, Lyon-Perracge or Lyon Aéroport - Saint Exupéry train stations. These stations are connected to Orléans or Les Aubrais train stations. There might not be a direct connection between all the stations in these two locations, but Virail provides you with both direct routes and transfer services that you can take to reach Orléans from Lyon. Moreover, remember to arrive 30 minutes before your train departure to ensure optimal boarding conditions.

Traveling by train in France, under the services of the national railway company SNCF, offers several options, such as the regional TER trains and long-distance Intercités.

  • Wi-Fi service is complimentary on both Intercités and TER trains, though it's worth noting that this is only available on newer models. Keep in mind that when traveling through rural areas, you might experience intermittent connection issues.
  • Most Intercités and modern TER trains are equipped with power outlets for your convenience. However, these are not standard on all trains, so it's good to come prepared.
  • When it comes to seating, seat selection is available on Intercités trains. Be aware that certain factors, such as the type of seat and its location, could impact the ticket price. Unfortunately, this option is not available on TER trains.
  • Luggage policies on TER trains are fairly relaxed. You can bring any size of luggage, provided you can carry it yourself and it fits within the designated spaces. Bicycles are also welcome at no extra charge, but reservations are not accepted. On Intercités trains that require reservations, heavy luggage can be stowed in the middle of the carriages, while smaller bags can be placed on the racks above the seats.
  • Regarding refreshments, TER trains do not provide catering or bar services. However, on Intercités trains, especially those operating overnight, you will find a variety of food and beverage options.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Orléans is one of the most comfortable and sustainable modes of transportation. Once you reach Orléans, a host of diverse activities awaits you. The city offers a variety of things to do and places to see, ensuring something for everyone. A must-see is the Orléans Sainte-Croix Cathedral and the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts, both of which are just a 10-15 minute walk from the Orléans train station. For those who enjoy nature and fresh air, the Parc Pasteur is an excellent choice and is conveniently located near the station. Place du Martroi is the city's most famous square and should not be missed. For those arriving at the Les Aubrais station, there are also plenty of attractions to explore. The Maison de Jeanne d'Arc is a reconstructed house where Joan of Arc stayed during her time in Orléans and is a must-visit. The Hôtel Groslot, a grand Renaissance-style building, is also worth a visit. Lastly, you should definitely try some of the renowned and local flavors of Orleans, such as the delectable Pithiviers gâteau, the classic Tarte Tatin, or the delightful Cotignac d'Orléans. These culinary delights are sure to please your palate and provide you with a true taste of the region.

If you are planning to travel from Lyon to Orléans by train, allow us the privilege of aiding you in the meticulous planning of your journey. We check thousands of destinations by train, bus, and plane to assist you in finding the best price. If you want to see the best prices for all modes of transportation between Lyon and Orléans, you can browse our convenient price calendar below and find the option that suits your needs.

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Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Orléans
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Lyon to Orléans.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Lyon to Orléans, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Lyon to Orléans.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Orléans by train

When travelling to Orléans by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Intercités is a train service offered by SNCF. Intercités trains operate on regional, national, and international routes, connecting cities and towns within France as well as with neighboring countries. Unlike the high-speed TGV trains, Intercités trains have a more traditional feel and offer a scenic way to travel and explore the country. Sleep on board an Intercités train is possible through the "Intercités de nuit" offer, which includes the option to reserve a reclining seat or berth.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

Ticket types and facilities from Lyon to Orléans

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by INTERCITÉS, OUIGO and TER when traveling from Lyon to Orléans.

Second Class - The Essential

The Essential is a second class ticket, offers a cost-effective solution for those seeking basic comfort during their journey. Moreover, this ticket is exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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First Class-The Comfort

The Comfort is a first class ticket, offers a premium level of comfort and amenities. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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INTERCITÉS Pro

If you opt for the INTERCITÉS Pro option, you will have access to full flexibility and the Grand Voyageur service for select destinations. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train, and up to 2 hours post-departure, given specific conditions
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Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Complimentary WiFi service is provided for you on select INTERCITÉS routes, notably Paris-Clermont-Ferrand, Paris-Limoges-Toulouse, Marseille-Bordeaux, and Paris-Briançon. For those travelling overnight, WiFi connectivity is assured on the Paris-Nice and Paris-Briançon routes.
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INTERCITÉS trains come equipped with standard E.U. two-point plug sockets. Plug in and power up!
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On INTERCITÉS trains, you have the freedom to bring along any luggage you wish, be it a suitcase, overnight bag, or backpack. Just ensure each item doesn't exceed 130cm in height or 90cm in width. Remember to label all your belongings for easy identification. While you can bring as much as you can handle, ensure everything is securely stored, prioritizing the comfort and safety of everyone onboard. Keep smaller items nearby, like under your seat, and place bigger pieces in designated areas or along the aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, INTERCITÉS offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Hungry or thirsty? Enjoy our at-seat food and drink service. The 'Nos Territoires Gourmands' menu showcases quality local products. Look for this service on routes like Paris-Clermont-Ferrance and Bordeaux-Marseille, as well as select overnight journeys.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All INTERCITÉS trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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On Intercités trains, non-folding bikes require a €10 registration fee at the time of booking. Meanwhile, folding bikes in appropriate bags are welcome onboard at no extra cost, as long as its dimensions don't exceed 130 x 90 cm when folded. Bikes, whether folding or not, can be taken on some Intercités trains without a reservation for free. However, while most trains offer free bike storage, be aware that on the Nantes-Bordeaux and Nantes-Lyon lines, a €5 fee is charged.
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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
Services on board INTERCITÉS, TER and FlixBus from Lyon to Orléans
Compare services on board when travelling from Lyon to Orléans by train.
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Lyon to Orléans CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
22.98kg
Bus
24.62kg
Flight
65.64kg
Car
52.52kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Lyon to Orléans by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Lyon and Orléans are 22.98kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Lyon and Orléans? By taking the train between Lyon and Orléans you will save 42.66kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.64kg compared to a bus and 29.54kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Lyon to Orléans?
A train ticket from Lyon to Orléans is $86.44. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $54.40.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Lyon to Orléans?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Lyon to Orléans is $54.40. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Lyon and Orléans by train?
Lyon to Orléans is 203.95 mi.
How long does the train between Lyon and Orléans take?
Lyon to Orléans is on average 5 hr 0 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 24 min.
Which companies operate from Lyon to Orléans?
The train journey from Lyon to Orléans is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: INTERCITÉS, TER, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, OUIGO and TGV inOui.
How many train connections per day go from Lyon to Orléans?
Lyon to Orléans has 79 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Lyon to Orléans leave?
The earliest train from Lyon to Orléans departs at 6:12 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Lyon to Orléans depart?
The latest train from Lyon to Orléans departs at 9:04 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Lyon to Orléans in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $54.40 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Lyon to Orléans by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Lyon and Orléans is 3 hr 24 min.
Is there a direct train from Lyon to Orléans?
Yes, there is a direct train between Lyon and Orléans.
What are the CO2 emissions for Lyon to Orléans by train?
The train journey from Lyon to Orléans creates 22.98kg of CO2 emissions.

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