Paris Gare de Lyon TGV Practical information

Originally constructed as the ‘Embarcadère de Lyon’ in 1847, Paris Gare-de-Lyon train station has undergone several extensions and reconstructions, notably on the occasion of the 1900 Paris Exposition.
It is located in the heart of the 12th arrondissement and is now one of the six largest stations in Paris, and the second busiest in terms of daily traffic. We’ve prepared a list of everything you need to know before arriving at Paris Gare-de-Lyon train station, including information about access, parking, lockers, etc.

Heading to Paris Gare de Lyon?

🚋 Do you prefer to use public transport?

  • Metro: lines 1 and 14
  • RER: lines A and D
  • Bus : lignes 24, 29, 57, 61, 63, 65, 72, 77, 87, 91

Paris’s extensive public transport network will help you get around the capital.

Click here to access an interactive map of Paris Metro! It operates 7 days a week until 01:15 on week days and until 02:15 on Friday evenings, Saturday evenings and the day before public holidays. 

💡 Our tip: Download the RATP app for seamless travel all over Paris.

To make your life easier, you can purchase your Paris Metro tickets from the buffet coach in the middle of the train.

🚗 Did you come by car?

If you’re driving, there are plenty of car parks available.

  • Lyon Diderot EFFIA car park - +33 (0)1 53 17 63 17
  • Mediterranean: SAEMES -  +33 (0)1 43 07 48 58
  • Météor: VINCI PARK - +33 (0)1 43 07 48 58
  • Parking Parc Paris Lyon - +33 (0)1 40 04 61 26
  • Indigo Car Park Gare de Lyon – +33 (0)8 20 01 75 75

🚲 If you are arriving by bike or motorbike, complementary parks are provided in areas surrounding the train station (Place Louis Armand or rue de Bercy).

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Would you prefer to visit Paris without your luggage in tow?

You can use the luggage storage service at Paris Gare-de-Lyon train station, which are open every day from 6:15 am to 10 pm. The cost depends on the size of the luggage and the duration of storage. Please see the Gare de Lyon website for more information.

More information about the station

Adress: Place Louis Armand 
75012 Paris

Opening times: Monday to Friday from 04:45 to 01:30.

For more information, visit the Gare de Lyon website.

Hoping for a trouble-free journey?

We recommend you board your TGV Lyria no later than 2 minutes before the departure time shown on your ticket. This will guarantee you a place on board with us. We wouldn’t want to leave without you!