The cheapest trains from London to Lyon

Showing times and prices for 14 Jun

Cheapest

£203

Average

£213

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 £ 213 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 203.

Cheapest
16:31London St Pancras International5h38 23:09Lyon-Perrache
1 changes
£2031One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:01London St Pancras International7h08 16:09Lyon-Perrache
1 changes
£2241One-way

Timetable London to Lyon

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08:01London St Pancras International7h08 16:09Lyon-Perrache
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16:31London St Pancras International5h38 23:09Lyon-Perrache
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Sun
13 Jun
£323Air France
Mon
14 Jun
£323Air France
Tue
15 Jun
£183KLM
Wed
16 Jun
£175KLM
Thu
17 Jun
£146KLM
Fri
18 Jun
£183KLM
Sat
19 Jun
£183KLM
Sun
20 Jun
£223Air France
Mon
21 Jun
£183KLM
Tue
22 Jun
£146KLM
Wed
23 Jun
£185KLM
Thu
24 Jun
£194Air France
Fri
25 Jun
£183KLM
Sat
26 Jun
£182KLM
Sun
27 Jun
£131KLM
Mon
28 Jun
£163KLM
Tue
29 Jun
£146KLM
Wed
30 Jun
£146KLM
Thu
1 Jul
£52easyJet
Fri
2 Jul
£131KLM
Sat
3 Jul
£146KLM

The fastest trains from London to Lyon

Showing times and prices for 14 Jun

Fastest Journey

5 h 38 m

Average

6 h 23 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

737 km

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

Fastest
16:31London St Pancras International5h38 23:09Lyon-Perrache
1 changes
£2031One-way
2nd Fastest
08:01London St Pancras International7h08 16:09Lyon-Perrache
1 changes
£2241One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Lyon Train Information

Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Lyon
Distance:737 km
Train companies

Eurostar trains from London to Lyon

Travel on Eurostar trains from London to Lyon at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Eurostar

You can find the best prices on Eurostar train tickets from London to Lyon on Omio. Eurostar’s high-speed railway service connects the United Kingdom to Europe through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with journeys connecting London to Paris, Brussels, Lille and Amsterdam amongst other popular European cities. The Eurostar effectively opens up train travel in Europe to passengers from the UK. With Eurostar trains reaching speeds up to 200 mph, you can travel 457 miles (737 km) underwater through the Chunnel from London to Lyon comfortably.

When you book your Eurostar train from London to Lyon, you can choose between three classes: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served). Simply check Eurostar train timetables for London to Lyon, choose the best ticket prices available for this journey and book your train ticket on Omio!

Eurostar 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between London and Lyon are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If passengers have an upcoming booking and are unable to or would rather not travel, there is a possibility to postpone their trip and claim an eVoucher. The eVoucher allows passengers to make a new booking within 12 months of the initial booking for travel until late 2021.

Trains from London to Lyon: Journey Details

There are between two and five trains from London to Lyon every day, with most departures in the morning. The journey takes around 5 hours and starts with a Eurostar train to Paris Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy or Paris Gare du Nord, and an onward journey on TGV DE-FR trains to Lyon.


Eurostar trains from London to Lyon

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The Eurostar is a high-speed railway company operating in Europe since 1994. It travels at 186mph under the English Channel to cities on the continent—whether you’re going to Brussels, Amsterdam or Rotterdam. The train is Europe’s solution to fly less; over 11 million Europeans chose to take the train to London from Paris instead of flying in 2019.

The check-in time for Eurostar to Lyon train is around 30 minutes. This means you can arrive in plenty of time to pick up a coffee at the Gare du Nord station in Paris or St Pancras Station in London. Eurostar trains are kitted out with an onboard bistro, toilets, air conditioning and Wi-Fi to make the train journey from London to Lyon more comfortable.

With three fare classes to choose from—Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier—you can pick which is best for you; It’s easy to book cheap Eurostar return tickets in advance by travelling mid-week. You can choose to travel in comfort in Business Premier when taking the London to Lyon train, get served a hot meal and drinks throughout the crossing with newspapers and access to the Ashford Departure Lounge in London.


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Eurostar Trains from London to Lyon

The Eurostar is a high-speed train company connecting the UK to continental Europe and beyond.

When planning trips to Eurostar destinations, consider checking back for offers on Eurostar tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from London to Lyon.

Taking the Train from London

Trains from London to Lyon depart from the Eurostar Terminal at London St Pancras Station. This is convenient for transport links by bus and Metro, operated by Transport for London, with the rest of the city and surrounding areas within easy reach. St Pancras is on the Northern Underground Line, as well as having car rental desks and a taxi rank at the Eurostar Terminal entrance. London has several night bus routes.

Getting into Lyon by Train

Lyon is an interesting city with several diverse neighbourhoods and plenty of gastronomic and cultural highlights. The city is reputed to be the birthplace of cinema. The old streets of Lyon contain the Fourviere Basilica and the St Jean Cathedral, with its beautiful astronomical clock. Trains from London to Lyon arrive at Lyon Part-Dieu Station, which is located in the heart of the business district. The centre of Lyon is easy to explore on foot, but there is an efficient transport system operated by TCL. Four Metro lines, 2 funiculars, 5 tram lines and over 100 bus routes serve the station, airport and the city. Noctambul buses operate on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Lyon
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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Lyon, France?

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

Can I enter France from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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

All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/06/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Lyon from London as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Lyon, France?

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

Is my return train 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:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 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
  • 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: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance to Lyon from London via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Lyon from London via train to be approximately 457 miles (737 km).
Which train station from London to Lyon do I depart from? Which Lyon train station from London do I arrive in?

When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Lyon, your train can arrive in train stations including Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Lyon Part Dieu.

Where is the departure train station in London located? Where is the arrival train station in Lyon located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Lyon Part Dieu and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Lyon.

What train companies offer a service to Lyon from London?
Take the London to Lyon train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from London to Lyon as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Lyon
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176