How to get from London to Lyon

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from London to Lyon

You can get from London to Lyon by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Lyon on 02 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

00:30London17h25 18:55Lyon, Gare Perrache
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07:30London19h00 03:30Lyon, Gare Perrache
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20:00London17h50 14:50Lyon, Gare Perrache
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21:40London20h10 18:50Lyon, Gare Perrache
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Travel Information to Lyon from London

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £161 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, British Airways or Eurostar

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 457 miles (737 km) to Lyon from London. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, British Airways or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from London to Lyon.

General Information about the journey from London to Lyon

Travelling to Lyon from London is simple and fast, with plenty of options at your disposal. If you need to be in Lyon as quickly as possible, flights can get you there in 1 hour 40 minutes, but when you factor in airport transfers at both ends, the train journey of 5 hours is competitive. Buses are slower, but may well be a cost effective alternative.

Buses from London to Lyon

Buses to Lyon from the British capital are operated by National Express, Flixbus and Ouibus. There are plenty of possible departure times, ranging from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. There is only one direct bus every day, which is operated by Ouibus and takes 15 hours 30 minutes to get to Lyon. However, check the schedules, as Flixbus also offer a faster service, with a change in Paris.

Trains to Lyon from London

There are two indirect Eurostar services per day to Lyon from London St Pancras, both departing in the morning at 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. respectively. Both also take around 5 hours to reach Lyon, with a change in either Lille or Paris along the way. If you change in Paris, be aware that you'll need to transfer from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon, which takes about 30 minutes.

Flights to Lyon from London

British Airways and Easyjet provide direct daily flights from London Gatwick and Heathrow to Lyon. The number of flights per day varies, from 2 to 6 (with more in midweek), although there will always be a direct service on your day of travel. The total flight time is 1 hour 40 minutes, and there is always an early morning departure.

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FAQs

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Lyon from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon, France from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Health declaration required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lyon, France?

The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 29/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between London and Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from France is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from France?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from France?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 29/06/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Lyon.

There are 4 ways to get from London to Lyon: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Lyon, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:

A ferry is about £43 less than a coach, which costs on average £43 for this journey.

A ferry is generally £161 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £161 from London to Lyon.

A ferry is about £180 less than a train, which costs on average £180 for this route.

The fastest way to get to Lyon from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

There are alternative travel options to Lyon that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 14 h 20 min   on average.

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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 6 h 15 min.

You should expect to travel around 457 miles (737 km) from London to Lyon.

The average frequency per day from London to Lyon is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between London and Lyon as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Lyon:

  • Most travellers take a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Lyon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Lyon by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus London to Lyon tickets on Omio for £43.
  • British Airways can take you to Lyon by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for British Airways from London to Lyon for £161.
  • Travel with Eurostar for trains to Lyon. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurostar London to Lyon tickets on Omio for £180.

Yes, there are direct services available between London and Lyon with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct coach with.
  • You can take a direct flight with easyJet or British Airways.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lyon as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Lyon from London.

Omio customers who travel from London to Lyon often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lyon and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from London to Lyon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £43 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £161 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £180 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Lyon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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