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Overview: Train from London to Lyon

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTGV or Eurostar

Trains from London to Lyon cover the 457 miles (737 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 36 min with our travel partners like TGV or Eurostar. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

Train companies: Eurostar trains London to Lyon

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

Eurostar

Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel with journeys connecting London St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam among other popular European cities. With its high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), the Eurostar makes travel between the UK and Europe as smooth and easy as possible. When you book your London to Lyon train, you can choose between ticket types like Standard, Standard Premier (with spacious seats and light refreshments served), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seats, lounge access, hot meals served and priority boarding).

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Eurostar when booking your train tickets from London to Lyon due to the coronavirus:

    • 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

    Travel by train 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.
    FAQs

    Am I allowed to travel by train 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:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for vaccinated travellers
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • 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?

    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 15/01/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Lyon from London as this information can change.

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

    Return travel from France to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Lyon?

    Entry into 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?

    Requirements for reentering:

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

    Last checked on 15/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Lyon.

    How far is it from London to Lyon by train?

    The London to Lyon train distance is approximately 457 miles (737 km).

    How long is the train from London to Lyon?

    The London to Lyon train duration is on average 6 h 36 min, which is to be expected when travelling 457 miles (737 km) to Lyon from London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    What is the departure train station in London and arrival train station in Lyon?

    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 London train station located? Where is the Lyon train station located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of London.

    The most popular arrival train station, Lyon Part Dieu, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre of Lyon.

    What train providers go from London to Lyon?

    For the best London to Lyon train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with TGV or Eurostar. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Lyon from London to compare what amenities they may offer.

    How many train services per day are there between London and Lyon?

    On average, there are 2 trains a day from London to Lyon. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    Lyon
    London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Lyon.
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    +44 3457114141
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    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Public transport options for London Euston
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    Public transport options for London Kings Cross
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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    ParkingParking
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    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
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    Ticket Office Hours
    24/7
    Public transport options for London Paddington
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
    Amenities at station
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
    Public transport options for London St Pancras International
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
    Bus lines: 326, 139