The cheapest buses from London to Lyon

Showing times and prices for 29 Nov

Cheapest

£31

Average

£31

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Lyon will cost around £ 31 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 31.

Cheapest
20:00London17h30 14:30Lyon, Gare Perrache
1 changes
£311One-way
Cheapest
10:00London16h20 03:20Lyon, Gare Perrache
1 changes
£311One-way

Timetable London to Lyon

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10:00London16h20 03:20Lyon, Gare Perrache
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28 Nov
£43BlaBlaCar Bus
£154easyJet
Mon
29 Nov
£31Flixbus
£80easyJet
Tue
30 Nov
£33Flixbus
£131Eurowings
Wed
1 Dec
£33Flixbus
£101British Airways
Thu
2 Dec
£31BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
3 Dec
£31BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
4 Dec
£31BlaBlaCar Bus
£147KLM
Sun
5 Dec
£41BlaBlaCar Bus
£53easyJet
Mon
6 Dec
£40Flixbus
£44easyJet
Tue
7 Dec
£59Flixbus
£131Eurowings Europe
Wed
8 Dec
£35BlaBlaCar Bus
£129KLM
Thu
9 Dec
£31BlaBlaCar Bus
£92easyJet
Fri
10 Dec
£58BlaBlaCar Bus
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11 Dec
£37BlaBlaCar Bus
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12 Dec
£31BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
13 Dec
£34Flixbus
£125easyJet
Tue
14 Dec
£38Flixbus
£55easyJet
Wed
15 Dec
£60Flixbus
£80easyJet
Thu
16 Dec
£84BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
17 Dec
£81Flixbus
£228KLM
Sat
18 Dec
£93BlaBlaCar Bus
£133easyJet

The fastest buses from London to Lyon

Showing times and prices for 29 Nov

Fastest Journey

16 h 20 m

Average

16 h 55 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

737 km

It's difficult to get from London to Lyon without changing at least once.

Fastest
10:00London16h20 03:20Lyon, Gare Perrache
1 changes
£311One-way
2nd Fastest
20:00London17h30 14:30Lyon, Gare Perrache
1 changes
£311One-way

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Coach Information from London to Lyon

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
durationAverage coach duration16 h 20 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£33 (€38)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, Eurolines France, Ouibus or National Express

Coaches from London to Lyon cover the 457 miles (737 km) long route taking on average 16 h 20 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, Ouibus or National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £33, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £31. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

Coach companies

National Express and FlixBus coaches to Lyon from London

You can travel by coach between London and Lyon with National Express and FlixBus for as low as £31. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Lyon coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between London and Lyon:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Coaches from London to Lyon

    Anyone who wants to travel from London to Lyon affordably will find plenty of bus connections to consider. During the week, travellers can pick from two to seven indirect depatures. There should be eight departures on Saturdays and a couple on Sundays. Expect journey times to vary between 20 hours 45 minutes and 29 hours.

    Which coach companies travel from London to Lyon?

    Buses to Lyon from London are provided by two companies: Eurolines and Flixbus. Neither company travels directly to Lyon. Instead, travellers will need to make a change, which usually takes place in Paris.

    How long is the coach from London to Lyon?

    Journey times are reasonably long between Lyon and Paris. The fastest services reach Lyon in 20 hours 45 minutes, but some buses can take as long as 29-30 hours, making it important to choose the right option.

    How many coaches are there from London to Lyon?

    Throughout the week, there are two to eight departure times for Lyon every day. There may be more journeys listed, however. This is because stopovers in Paris can vary between five and ten hours, giving travellers the chance to see the French capital.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from London to Lyon?

    Departure coach station: Coaches from London to Lyon will depart from London Victoria Coach Station. Victoria Coach Station is very centrally located, a short distance west of London's central districts. Buses run straight to the station via Oxford Street, while the London Underground links Victoria to all parts of the city. However, the walk from Victoria Underground to the Coach Station will take 10 minutes or so, something that travellers should keep in mind. Express buses also link the Coach Station to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

    Arrival coach station: Coaches to Lyon will arrive at the city's Gare Perrache. It's not a long walk from there into central Lyon but passengers can also transfer to the Metro for faster onward travel. Buses also stop directly outside and serve all parts of the city. Those needing to reach Lyon Part Dieu station should take regional trains, which take just eight minutes. From there, travellers can continue their journey. At the station itself, expect a range of places to dine and buy essentials, as well as WiFi connectivity.

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    FAQs
    Is cross-border travel by coach between London, United Kingdom and Lyon, France allowed?

    Travel by coach between London, United Kingdom and Lyon, France is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Lyon from London restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from London?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
    • Health declaration required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Lyon, France?

    The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 27/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Lyon from London closer to your date of departure here.

    Are there restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France by coach?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Lyon to London is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France?

    Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Lyon?

    What are the entry requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Regional advice

    Last verified on 27/11/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Lyon to London coach here.

    What is the cost of cheap coaches to Lyon from London?
    You can find a cheap coach from London to Lyon for some dates and times for as low as £31  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is a coach ticket from London to Lyon?
    If you are looking to book your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Lyon coach to cost on average £33  one way.
    How many miles is it from London to Lyon by coach?
    The distance to Lyon from London by coach is approximately 457 miles (737 km).
    How long is the coach to Lyon from London?
    While the time it takes to travel 457 miles (737 km) to Lyon from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from London to Lyon is on average 16 h 20 min.
    What is the departure coach station in London and arrival coach station in Lyon?

    Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from London Victoria   to Lyon, Gare Perrache.

    Where do I find the London coach station to Lyon? Where is the Lyon coach station?

    Passengers board the coach most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Lyon, Gare Perrache, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

    What coach companies go from London to Lyon?
    When taking a coach from London to Lyon, you can count on Flixbus, Eurolines France, Ouibus or National Express for the best way to get you to Lyon. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Lyon from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
    How far in advance should I book coach tickets from London to Lyon for the best deals?
    The price of a one way coach ticket from London to Lyon is on average £33 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this journey. In general, you can find coach tickets to Lyon from London available a few months in advance.