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Overview: London to Lyon flight

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
durationAverage flight duration1 h 40 min
priceAverage plane ticket price£148 (€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 trip 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 journey costs around £148, you can find the cheapest plane ticket for as low as £77. Travellers depart most frequently from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.

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

For as little as £77 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.

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Ryanair is the leading low-cost airline offering flights within Europe, where you can choose different ticket types for your flight between London and Lyon: Value, Regular, Plus or Flexi Plus.

Ryanair tickets between London and Lyon are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with Ryanair between London and Lyon all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest flight, you can find all the current Ryanair flight timetables and plane tickets available on Omio for the 457 miles (737 km) route. You can also see relevant travel information for the Ryanair flight, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this flight, compare the fastest London to Lyon routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Ryanair London to Lyon plane ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Ryanair plane ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Lyon with Ryanair!

Ryanair has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by flight from London to Lyon:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • 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.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my flight between London and Lyon?

Travel by plane 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 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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 22/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight between London and Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

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

The current restriction level for your return trip by plane 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 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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 22/01/2022. 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 flight here.

How much do cheap flights between London and Lyon cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap flight from London to Lyon for as little as £77  in the next 7 days.

How much is a plane ticket from London to Lyon?

If you are looking to buy your plane ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Lyon flight to cost on average £148  one way.

How far is it from London to Lyon by plane?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Lyon from London via plane to be approximately 457 miles (737 km).

What is the average London to Lyon flight duration?

The flight time from London to Lyon 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 who book cheap flights for this route most frequently fly from London Heathrow Airport   to Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.

Where is the London airport located? Where is the Lyon airport located?

Passengers board their flight most frequently from London Heathrow Airport, which is located approximately 14.3 miles (23 km) from the city centre.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and need to travel approximately 11.5 miles (18.6 km) from the airport to reach the city centre in Lyon. You can check if there are airport shuttle services, taxi services or public transportation options available from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport to get you to the city centre in Lyon.

What airlines offer a service to Lyon from London?

For the best London to Lyon flight to buy, 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 between London and Lyon to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any London to Lyon direct flights?

Yes, you can search for direct flights from London to Lyon on Omio with easyJet or British Airways, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct flight services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your plane ticket.

When does the first flight depart from London to Lyon? When does the last flight depart from London to Lyon?

The earliest flight departing from London to Lyon leaves at 08: 20. The last flight departing from London to Lyon leaves at 19: 50. 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 purchase a plane ticket from London to Lyon to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for flights in advance to score the best deals from all possible airlines offering this journey and save money. If you purchase plane tickets between London and Lyon within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £148 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your plane ticket from London to Lyon a few months in advance.