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 Paris to Lyon will cost around £ 28 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 15.
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6 h 43 m
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Of the 3 buses that leave Paris for Lyon every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 393 km distance in an average of 6 h 43 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h .
The slowest buses will take 8 h 10 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||244 miles (393 km)|
|Average coach duration||5 h 30 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£7 (€8)|
|Coach companies||Flixbus, Ouibus, Isilines, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Infobus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Eurolines Switzerland|
Coaches from Paris to Lyon cover the 244 miles (393 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 30 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Ouibus, Isilines, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Infobus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £7, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
For as little as £7 you can travel by coach between Paris and Lyon with FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
FlixBus has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach to Lyon from Paris:
Across the country, bus travel in France is becoming a great alternative to train travel. Eurolines, the bus provider with the most bus connections across Europe, operates buses from Lyon to Paris. The direct journey takes around 6 hours. From Mondays to Saturdays there are four departures a day from the early morning into the evening. There is a reduced service on Sundays.
Return Buses from Paris to Lyon are also available.
The Perrache Bus Station in Lyon lies within the city centre, next to one of the three railway stations in Lyon and on Line A of the Metro system. Transports en Commun Lyonnais (TCL) operates an extensive network of over 100 local and regional buses, 2 funiculars and 4 tramway and Metro lines, as well as the Noctambul night bus which runs on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A taxi rank is situated outside Lyon Perrache Bus Station.
Paris is a romantic and vibrant city with iconic monuments known the world over, such as the cloud-piercing Eiffel Tower and the majestic Arc de Triomphe. Notre Dame Cathedral sits beside the banks of the River Seine, on which visitors can enjoy both day and evening boat trips. World-class museums and galleries include the modern Pompidou Centre, as well as the huge halls of the Louvre and the Impressionist galleries in the Musee d'Orsay. Buses from Lyon to Paris arrive at the Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet station in the Saint Denis district of the city. The bus station is on the Gallieni stop of the Metro system. Sixteen Metro lines and a large bus network provide transport across the city, to the airports and to surrounding towns and villages. Paris has a night bus service known as the Noctilien and taxis are available outside the bus station.
When taking a coach from Paris, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense. When you arrive in Lyon, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Lyon, Gare Perrache, Lyon, Dardilly and Lyon, Lyon Perrache.
Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon, Gare Perrache.
You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city centre of Paris. The most popular arrival coach station in Lyon, called Lyon, Gare Perrache, is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from its city centre.
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