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Overview: Train from Lyon to London

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersTGV or Eurostar

Trains from Lyon to London cover the 457 miles (737 km) long route taking on average 10 h 11 min with our travel partners like TGV or Eurostar. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in London Victoria.

Train companies: Eurostar trains Lyon to London

Eurostar will get you from Lyon to London at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

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 Lyon to London 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).

Lyon to London train information with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 10 h 11 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 1 a day

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

Travel Tips: 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 between Lyon and 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:

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

The above information was last checked on 17/01/2022. 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 restrictions are there on reentering France from London, United Kingdom?

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?

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

Last verified on 17/01/2022. 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 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).

What is the average Lyon to London train duration?

On average the Lyon to London train time is 10 h 11 min  covering the 457 miles (737 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Which train station from Lyon to London do I depart from? Which London train station from Lyon do I arrive in?

When departing from Lyon, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu, Gare routière. When arriving in London, you can end your journey in train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

Omio customers book a train from Lyon Part Dieu   to London Victoria   most frequently for this route.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Lyon Part Dieu, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre of Lyon.

The most popular arrival train station, London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre of London.

What train companies go from Lyon to London?

For the trip from Lyon to London you can take a train with TGV or Eurostar. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Lyon to London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many train services per day are there from Lyon to London?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Lyon to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lyon
London
Lyon Part Dieu is the most popular Lyon 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 Lyon for your journey to London.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Wed: 05: 00 - 20: 45 | Thu - Sat: 05: 00 - 21: 45 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 45
Public transport options for Lyon Part Dieu
Metro lines: A, B, C, D
Tram lines: T4, K240, T3, K100
Bus lines: 2960, C2, C3, C6, C9
Train lines: TGV, TGV Lyria, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER, Intercités, Eurostar, AVE
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 72401062
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Lyon-Perrache
Metro lines: A, B, C, D
Bus lines: 8, 31, 46, 49, 55, 60, 63, S1, C19, C21, C22
Tram lines: 1, 2
Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Intercités