Recommended flights from London to Lyon

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Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Direct flights


Flights per day



737 km

There are 0 direct flights between London and Lyon per day, with the fastest journey taking just 3 hours and 50 minutes.

11:50London Heathrow Airport5h10 18:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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19:45London Heathrow Airport12h40 09:25Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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06:15London Heathrow Airport10h45 18:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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11:50London Heathrow Airport10h15 23:05Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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06:15London Heathrow Airport15h50 23:05Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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26 Jul
£172Air France
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28 Jul
£157British Airways
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£83British Airways
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£209Air France
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£84British Airways
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£107Air France
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£84British Airways

Flight Information from London to Lyon

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
durationAverage flight duration1 h 40 min
priceAverage plane ticket price£153 (€169)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlineseasyJet, British Airways, Flybe, Jet2. Com, Air France or Ryanair

Flights from London to Lyon cover the 457 miles (737 km) long route taking on average 1 h 40 min with our travel partners like easyJet, British Airways, Flybe, Jet2. Com, Air France or Ryanair. There are direct flight services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £153, you can find the cheapest plane ticket for as low as £83. Travellers depart most frequently from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.


Travel with Air France, Ryanair and British Airways between London and Lyon

For as little as £83 you can travel by flight between London and Lyon with Air France, Ryanair and British Airways. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Air France
British Airways

Air France is France's leading airline offering flights within and outside Europe; you can choose different ticket types for your flight between London and Lyon including: Economy Light, Economy Standard, Economy Flex, Premium Economy and Business.

Book your Air France London to Lyon flight with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check Air France’s up-to-date flight timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Lyon routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable Air France plane tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from London to Lyon is 457 miles (737 km), and the best price for a one-way London - Lyon Air France plane ticket starts at £172 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your Air France ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by plane. Waiting in a queue at the airport to purchase your plane ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your plane tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with Air France!

When you buy your Air France flight tickets from London to Lyon don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees waived.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Flights from London to Lyon

Whether you want to explore the wines of the Rhone Valley or the cultural attractions of Lyon, flights from London regularly depart for France's third largest city. Travellers can pick morning or evening departures, with slots that will be perfect for weekend breaks, and Lyon is just a couple of hours away.

Which airlines fly from London to Lyon?

Airlines that fly into Lyon from London include Flybe, who run affordable services out of the Southend-on-Sea airport and easyJet who fly from Luton (LTN) and Gatwick (LGW). In fact, easyJet are the most prolific carrier on the London to Lyon route, running daily direct flights into Lyon-Saint-Exupery Airport. British Airways also run a service from London Heathrow to Lyon.

How long is the flight from London to Lyon?

The flight time from London to Lyon isn't long, between one hour and 35 minutes to one hour and 50 minutes. Most easyJet services tend to take about an hour and 40 minutes, which is typical for the route.

How many flights are there from London to Lyon?

Thanks to airlines like easyJet and Flybe, travellers can head to Lyon any day they desire. There are at least two departures at weekends, and from two to five flights during the week. easyJet alone offers from two to four options, with morning and afternoon flights on most days.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from London to Lyon?

Departure airports: easyJet flies from both Luton (LTN) and Gatwick (LGW), while Flybe are based at London Southend Airport (SEN). Those flying from Gatwick or Luton can take trains from Victoria or King's Cross respectively, while trains to Southend run from Liverpool Street or Stratford. None take more than 50 minutes, and National Express coaches are also an option. Again, they won't take much longer than an hour. Whichever airport passengers use, they can shop at boutiques, chemists and bookshops or dine on snacks and sit-down meals. And all London airport offer set periods of free WiFi for those who need to log on.

Arrival airport: Flights from London to Lyon arrive at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS). From there, travellers can take express trams which leave every 15 minutes and take 30 minutes to reach Part-Dieu Station in the centre of town. Alternatively, there are car rental offices and taxis at the airport, which also offers free WiFi in all of its buildings.

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Taking a Flight from London

Gatwick and Heathrow airports are easily reached on regular coaches from Victoria Coach Station. Also the Heathrow Express train runs from Paddington and the Gatwick Express from Victoria Train Station. London Luton Airport is around 56 kilometers north of London and can be reached on buses from Victoria operated by easyBus and Green Line Coaches. Passengers can also take trains from St Pancras to Luton Airport Parkway Station where a shuttle to the airport awaits.

Flying into Lyon

Lyon is France’s third largest city whose long history is shown in its Roman amphitheatre, Renaissance architecture, and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. An attractive city on the Rhone and Saone rivers, today’s Lyon is home to a vibrant dining, clubbing and cultural scene. It’s a choice shopping destination with a lively student population, and its old city is a great place to explore. Flights from London arrive at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) located in Colombier-Saugnieu, 20 kilometres from the city centre. Passengers can take the Rhonexpress tramway which runs to the Part-Dieu train station in downtown Lyon in less than 30 minutes. The tram departs every 15 minutes in peak periods and every 30 minutes at other times. Also available are coaches which run both into Lyon city and also to nearby cities such as Grenoble.

Travel Tips

Flights from London to Lyon
Take a flight to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Lyon.
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by flight between London and Lyon?

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

What is the status of international entry into France from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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

When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 24/07/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight to Lyon from London before travelling.

What restrictions are there on reentering United Kingdom from Lyon, France?

The restriction level for your return flight to London, United Kingdom from Lyon is: Partially open.

Is my return flight into London from Lyon restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 24/07/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to London from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap flights to Lyon from London cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap flight to Lyon from London for as little as £83  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a flight from London to Lyon?
If you’re looking to book your plane tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Lyon flight price to come in at an average of £153  one way.
What is the distance by flight from London to Lyon?
The flight distance from London to Lyon is around 457 miles (737 km).
How long does it take from London to Lyon by plane?
The flight time to Lyon from London is on average 1 h 40 min  for the 457 miles (737 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between London and Lyon by flight can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When taking a flight from London to Lyon, which airport in London do I fly out of and which airport in Lyon do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route book their cheap flights from London Heathrow Airport   to Lyon Saint Exupery Airport   most frequently.

Where do I find the London airport for the flight to Lyon? Where is the Lyon airport?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their flights from London Heathrow Airport and need to travel around 0 miles (0 km) from the city centre to get to this airport.

Passengers arriving in Lyon most often land in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and need to travel about 0 miles (0 km) from this airport to reach the city centre. You can check for public transportation connections, airport shuttles or taxi service options available from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport to get you to the city centre of Lyon.

Which airlines should I travel with from London to Lyon?
For the best London to Lyon flight to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with easyJet, British Airways, Flybe, Jet2. Com, Air France or Ryanair. However, it's always good to check all possible airlines with services from London to Lyon to compare what amenities they may offer.
When can I take the first flight from London to Lyon? When can I take the last flight for the day?
The earliest flight departing from London to Lyon leaves at 05: 15. The last flight departing from London to Lyon leaves at 19: 00. You can find the latest London to Lyon flight timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a plane ticket between London and Lyon to get the best deals?
If you book London to Lyon plane tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £153. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for flights between London and Lyon. Look out for plane tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.