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Train Information to London from Lyon

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesTGV or Eurostar

Trains from Lyon to London cover the 457 miles (737 km) long route with our travel partners like TGV or Eurostar. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in London Victoria.

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Eurostar trains from Lyon to London

You can travel by train from Lyon to London with Eurostar. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from Lyon to London in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train between Lyon and London, you can choose between three ticket types: 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).

Eurostar from Lyon to London train information:

  • Average Duration:
  • Eurostar frequency: 1 a day

Eurostar 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Lyon to London 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.

Eurostar trains from Lyon to London

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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 London 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 Lyon to London 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 Lyon to London 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 Lyon to London

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 Lyon to London.

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Trains from Lyon to London
Travel by train to London 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 Lyon to London.
FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Lyon to London?

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

Is international entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory 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:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 26/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Lyon to London closer to your date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on returning to France from United Kingdom by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from London to Lyon is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to France from United Kingdom?

Reentry to France 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

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

Last verified on 26/09/2021. 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 London to Lyon train here.

How many miles is it from Lyon to London by train?
The train distance from Lyon to London is around 457 miles (737 km).
When travelling by train from Lyon to London, which train station in Lyon do I depart from and which train station in London do I arrive in?

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

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

Where is the train station in Lyon to go to London? Where is the train station in London located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Lyon Part Dieu, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Lyon.

The most popular arrival train station, London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of London.

Which train companies can take me from Lyon to London?
If you're looking for trains from Lyon to London, you can rely on TGV or Eurostar to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Lyon to London route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.