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£66Flixbus
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Travel Information to Lyon from London

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£42 - £167
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £42 • 17 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £167 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France or BlaBlaCar Bus

Take a flight or coach to travel 457 miles (737 km) to Lyon from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £42. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Air France or BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Lyon.

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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
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Lyon, France from London, United Kingdom?

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

Can I enter France if coming from United Kingdom?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon if travelling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Lyon, France due to the pandemic?

All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 16/10/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Lyon from London.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to London, United Kingdom from Lyon, France?

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from France is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Lyon, France?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Lyon?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 16/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Lyon here.

How do you get from London to Lyon?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from London to Lyon. You can take a flight or coach.

How do I get from London to Lyon the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Lyon. Tickets for a coach cost on average £42.

This is compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A coach journey is usually £125 less than a journey to Lyon by plane, which costs on average £167 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Lyon from London?

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, getting to Lyon by coach can take on average 17 h 5 min.

How far is it from London to Lyon?

The distance between London and Lyon is around 457 miles (737 km).

When going from London to Lyon, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Lyon?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Lyon:

  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Coaches from London to Lyon most often leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
Which travel operators can get me from London to Lyon?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Lyon:

  • You can go to Lyon from London by plane with Air France. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £167 with Air France from London to Lyon on Omio.
  • You can travel from London to Lyon by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £42 with BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Lyon.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from London to Lyon ends?
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.
How early should I purchase London to Lyon tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from London to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £167 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £42 one way.

But we recommend booking London to Lyon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.